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Shipping firearms

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by tjcole, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. tjcole

    tjcole Monkey+

    I want to ship my Ruger Mark 1 back to Ruger for repair.
    What is the proper procedure for shipping unloaded (of course) firearms?

    Thank you,

    Todd Cole

    "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" ~Adolf Hitler, 1935
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    By far, your best bet is to call them to make sure that you aren't crossing some silly rule.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    I use USPS for rifles and shotguns, but since it is a pistol you would have to have a FFL ship using them. Might be cheaper shipping cost since I believe UPS and FedX require next day air shipping for handguns.

    USPS Firearm Shipping Regulations -
  4. tjcole

    tjcole Monkey+

    Thank you for the help, I appreciate it.

    Todd Cole
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You do not need to use an FFL to ship back to the manufacture or other FFL for repair. You do need to ship it a certain way (I think it was USPS Express but can't remember). The manufacture can also then send the handgun directly back to you signature required.

    Call them and ask about shipping method.

    edit: it was UPS overnight.

  6. TaxPhd

    TaxPhd Monkey+

    For a handgun, ship it Next Day Saver. Cheaper than regular next day air.

    And as mentioned, no need to send it through a FFL.
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