GUN Question about shipping and FFLs

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  1. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    I'm selling a gun on Gunbroker.

    When I sell it, do I need to ship via my FFL to their FFL if its inter-state?

    OR, do I just go to the post office, and show them the FFL's paperwork I'm shipping to, and ship it directly to their FFL?
     
  2. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    Depends if their FFL will accept shipments from a private citizen. I wouldn't send guns through the post office, go UPS.
     
  3. crazybenf

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    illegal to send via usps unless you're a FFL.


    ups or fedex, must be overnight.
     
  4. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    So as long as their FFL accepts shipments from a private seller, I can ship a gun overnight UPS to their FFL circumventing my local FFL?

    Damn lying gun shops.
     
  5. Keesh

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    If it's a handgun it has to be overnight. If it's a long gun, it doesn't matter. Just call UPS and they should tell you everything you need to know.

    You're local FFL is probably just looking to make an easy few bucks.
     
  6. Ford4Life

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    Correct.
     
  7. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    Dont make such broad statements. You are perfectly fine shipping a long gun through usps.

    People need to stfu about things if they don't know what the hell they are talking about.

    Oh and the overnight stuff is just policy of the companies and you have to let them know its a gun.
     
  8. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Theyll open up the package and fuck around with it.
    My dad told me a story about a guy he works with bought a never used revolver. Thing was mint.
    Was well over 100 years old. I think he paid several thousand dollars for it. Guy at the sorting place mustve opened it up and spun the cylinder, scratching it up. Needless to say, the value of the gun went down alot
     
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    And the notification thing is also just company policy as long as you're mailing it to a FFL.
     
  10. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    Would it be a smart idea to padlock the hard plastic pistol case, and mail the winner the key seperately?
     
  11. crazybenf

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    notifying the carrier is federal law, not a policy.

    (B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
    A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm. [18 U. S. C. 922( a)( 2)( A) and 922( e), 27 CFR 178.31]
     
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    I would urge you to actually read the law.

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  14. crazybenf

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    Wow. Thanks for the clarification on that.
     
  15. striker754

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    current atf website > atf letter from 2001
     
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    you're such an angry person :(
     
  18. spankaveli

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    fwiw, my ffl didnt charge me to send a gun. just to receive. :cool:
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Finally sold the TaurASS? :wiggle:
     
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