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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:18:28 AM EDT
I sold a stripped lower and need to ship it to the buyers FFL.
I’m not sure if it’s better to use FedEx, UPS or regular US Mail.
Every time I try to ship anything gun related by UPS they give me a hard time even though it states on their web page that the item is okay to ship.  
You can’t argue with someone who knows everything.

I was thinking since it’s not a complete firearm that I could tell them it’s an aluminum part.
Any advice on who to use to ship it and how much information to give them?
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 6:01:34 AM EDT
[#1]
I always use UPS.

When they ask what it is I always say "nothing illegal or against your rules".
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 6:04:10 AM EDT
[#2]
I'd take a look at this:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Aar15.com+shipping+firearms


which the first hit is this:

http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=272


Which is very informative.  The rest are many discussions on this same topic as well that might be helpful.
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 5:52:21 AM EDT
[#3]
You don't have to tell them anything.   They'll ask if it's "fragile,liquid,perishable or potentially hazardous".
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 6:42:44 AM EDT
[#4]
That aluminum PART is the firearm, the same as if you were shipping an entire rifle.  I am pretty sure it is the law that you must declare it a firearms if using USPS, by policy, UPS or FED EX.  Personally, I never send anything via UPS or Fed EX unless I absolutely have to.  I love the USPS.  Anyway, love fest over, it is not a big deal to send a rifle via USPS, just tell them at the desk and they will take care of it.  I always just walk in and say "I need to send a rifle receiver to this FFL... and they handle it from there.  I've never had a problem with USPS and I only wish I could say the same with UPS or Fed Ex.
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 8:34:28 AM EDT
[#5]
You can't ship a stripped lower via USPS as its not a long gun under their regulations.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:33:52 AM EDT
[#6]


[quote=atf]Q: May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?
A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 5:52:35 AM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
You can't ship a stripped lower via USPS as its not a long gun under their regulations.


Not true at all....................
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 9:45:37 AM EDT
[#8]
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:22:47 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
Quoted:
You can't ship a stripped lower via USPS as its not a long gun under their regulations.


Not true at all....................


It is true according to postal service regulations.

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