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Thanks Tubby45 - Do you know if the will require a copy of the FFL for person receiving the shotgun?

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I'm getting ready to ship a shotgun via UPS in a few days. I spoke to the UPS employee and she said that I need to give them a copy of the license of the FFL it's going to. They will ship via ground for less than $20 (with insurance).
 

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Question: If you break a gun down, and mail the pieces in different boxes, that's legal, right?

For example: 1 Box contains magazines and spring(s). 1 envelope contains the barrel. Another box contains the frame.

How legal is that? It may be a pain to ship several packages, but you can skip the FFL fee's.
 

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You'd be good with every piece except the frame itself (the part with the serial number). That part is considered the firearm regardless of whether barrel, trigger, slide, etc. are attached and must be shipped conforming to the laws for a firearm. As an example, look at retailers selling stripped AR lowers. See the notice?
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A current, signed FFL must be on file with MidwayUSA (some areas excluded). If not, we will contact you within 2 business days. Long Guns must be shipped UPS. Adult Signature required.
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I plan on searching the ATF site but want to throw this out to see if anyone here has experience with this. I have been told that (we have all heard theses "I've been told..." stories) it is legal to box up a pistol and mail it to yourself. For example: I don't want to go through the hassle of declaring a firearm in checked baggage flying from Texas to Tennessee. I go to UPS and send the package to my name with my family's address in Tennessee using ground service with signature required. I then get on the plane and arrive in time to receive the package at the door.

Anyone have any idea if this is legal or not?
 

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Yes you can ship a package to any US address but no one else but you can open the package or it's a transfer. That is legal.
 

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I want to advise all private citizens here on this forum about requirements for shipping ammo. I am only going to speak about UPS because that is what I have been using for several years.

You must ship ground only and you must label the package properly. It must have clearly labeled "Small Arms Cartridges ORM-D" on multiple sides. I place it on all six sides of the box. It is my understanding that the absence of such labels or declaration could land you in a lot of trouble including the possibility of prison time.

Anyone heard of any provisions that would allow you to disregard these labels, please post a rebuttal.
 

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ORM-D markings are only required on one side, not multiple.

There is no prison time for non-compliance.

Ammunition is subject to certain restrictions if the carrier is allowing reclassification as ORM-D and not hazmat.

Ammunition is HazMat through and through in regards to the DOT regs. They allow companies to accept under certain restrictions and reclassify them as ORM-D.

You can ship ammunition air, but it's a PITA.

Declaration is not required.
 

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Next question: I have a friend down here in Florida who lives on base for his first assignment. He left his guns at home (a couple handguns and a rifle) back in Massachusetts since he did not know the policy about possessing guns on base. We're actually allowed to keep them in our homes so he wants them down here now. Since they are HIS WEAPONS, can he have his family ship them to him here in Florida without having to do an FFL transfer in every single one?
 

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Hey everyone, quick question. I live in AZ and as you know you dont need to register a hand gun or have a permit. When doing a trade to someone else, what type of records should I keep? Is there some type of form the state use's for when a gun is traded?

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It is up to you. I traded a computer monitor for a shotgun, no paperwork at all. I then a few months later sold the shotgun, no paperwork.
I later traded one handgun for another, no paperwork required, but I put the serial numbers and drivers license on a piece of paper and we both signed it. Did that for my own records. CYA.
 

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Jim,

Thanks for posting this and getting this thread going. Good info here!
 
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