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Posted: 5/21/2003 10:28:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2003 10:29:26 AM EDT by Furner]
Are there any problems in ground-shipping ammo from one state, Michigan, to another? Would I need a copy of their drivers license or a signed statement of age? Thanks
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 3:06:40 PM EDT
loaded ammo has to go ORM-D (over-road-movement). Cannot legally go by US Mail, must go by common carrier. You may not knowingly ship to someone who may not lawfully possess the ammo you're shipping them, and many folks like a photocopy of D/L and signed statement before they'll ship, but it's not legally required that you get a signed statement (provided you're otherwise they can legally possess what you're shipping to them).
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 8:52:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Circuits: loaded ammo has to go ORM-D (over-road-movement). Cannot legally go by US Mail, must go by common carrier. You may not knowingly ship to someone who may not lawfully possess the ammo you're shipping them, and many folks like a photocopy of D/L and signed statement before they'll ship, but it's not legally required that you get a signed statement (provided you're otherwise they can legally possess what you're shipping to them).
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ORM-D stands for Other Regulated Material - D. Here are the regulations for the shipment of small arms ammunition: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 173 173.63 Packaging exceptions (b) Cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices. (1) Cartridges, small arms and cartridges power devices (which are used to project fastening devices) which have been classed as a Division 1.4S explosive may be reclassed, offered for transportation, and transported as ORM-D material when packaged in accordance with paragraph (b)(2) of this section; such transportation is excepted from the requirements of subparts E (Labeling) and F (Placarding) of part 172 of this subchapter. Cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices that may be shipped as ORM-D material is limited to: (i) Ammunition for rifle, pistol, or shotgun; (ii) Ammunition with inert projectiles or blank ammunition; (iii) Ammunition having no tear gas, incendiary, or detonating explosive projectiles; (iv) Ammunition not exceeding 12.7 mm (50 caliber or 0.5 inch) for rifle or pistol, cartridges or 8 gauge for shotshells; and (v) Cartridges power devices which are use to project fastening devices. (2) Packaging for cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices as ORM-D material must be as follows: (i) Ammunition must be packed in inside boxes, or in partitions which fit snugly in the outside packaging, or in metal clips; (ii) Primers must be protected from accidental initiation; (iii) Inside boxes, partitions or metal clips must be packed in securely-closed strong outside packagings; (iv) Maximum gross weight is limited to 30 Kg (66 pounds) per package; and (v) Cartridges, power devices which are used to project fastening devices and 22 caliber rim-fire cartridges may be packaged loose in strong outside packagings. Part 172 (Marking) 172.316 Packagings containing material classed as ORM-D (a) Each non-bulk packaging containing a material classed as ORM-D must be marked on at least one side or end with the ORM-D designation immediately following or below the proper shipping name of the material (Cartridges, Small Arms). The ORM designation must be placed within a rectangle that is approximately 6.3 mm (0.25 inches) larger on each side that the designation. (b) The marking ORM-D is the certification by the person offering the packaging for transportation that the material is properly described, classed, packaged, marked and labeled (when appropriate) and in proper condition for transportation according to the applicable regulations of this subchapter.
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