Can Individual Ship a C&R Rifle to A FFL Thru USPS
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    Can Individual Ship a C&R Rifle to A FFL Thru USPS

    I am in the process of buying a vintage rifle [no money sent yet] from an individual. He says he can ship it thru USPS if I send him a copy of the FFL holder of the gun shop I will be having it sent to. The local guy at our post office said that would be a bad idea, with no FFL to FFL paperwork on it it stands to be opened & inspected and they do not care about doing it carefully or damaging it. Would appreciate some expert advice.

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    Last I heard, you can ship a rifle TO an FFL holder through the USPS, and the sender doesn't need an FFL.

    I've never heard anything about the Post Office opening the box to inspect it.
    I believe it's against USPS regulations to mark the box with anything that indicates it contains a firearm.

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    Go back to your PO and have them pull their Regs manual. It’s all in there.
    They are just ignorant of what they can and cannot do.
    My local PO told me once the firing pin needed removed...What?
    Well the manual set them straight.

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    If the "vintage" rifle was made prior to 1899 it does not need to go to an FFL.
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    In Texas, we can ship long guns intrastate without an FFL through the post office. Your state may be the same but you'll need to check. Also, it may be up to your FFL whether they accept shipment from a C&R. My FFL will not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdennis View Post
    If the "vintage" rifle was made prior to 1899 it does not need to go to an FFL.
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    It is not antique, it is a Steven's Walnut Hill target rifle, so just vintage old, my 2 previous purchases were true antique & love having them shipped direct to me. We are not in the same state, my FFL guy accepts a gun for me from individuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfariswheel View Post
    Last I heard, you can ship a rifle TO an FFL holder through the USPS, and the sender doesn't need an FFL.

    I've never heard anything about the Post Office opening the box to inspect it.
    I believe it's against USPS regulations to mark the box with anything that indicates it contains a firearm.
    All newly made firearms are packed with the user's manual which almost always indicates that should the arm require return to the factory, it may be shipped to them via USPS, no FFL's involved.

    How they ship back, I dunno!

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    As I understand it, you may ship a long gun to a FFL via USPS. You must tell them it's a firearm but as DFW said no markings that indicate a firearm even in the address i.e. "Bob's GUN Shop".

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