Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    234
    Rep Power
    61576

    Default question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    I want to sell a rifle to someone on the other side of the state. can I ship it myself if I ship it to his dealer?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Berks County, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Posts
    2,165
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    Rifles can be shipped UPS ground and you also can ship long guns via USPS. For UPS, you must go to a UPS customer center though, a UPS store will not ship firearms. You'll have to do a price comparison to see what is the cheapest method. And for what it's worth, you can ship a long gun directly to another PA resident.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    234
    Rep Power
    61576

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    Thank you for your help

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Posts
    4,431
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    Quite convenient I must say.
    Gunowner99 - NRA Benefactor Life Member

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    ..............., Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    5,338
    Rep Power
    13368277

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    Quote Originally Posted by esh21167 View Post
    Rifles can be shipped UPS ground and you also can ship long guns via USPS. For UPS, you must go to a UPS customer center though, a UPS store will not ship firearms. You'll have to do a price comparison to see what is the cheapest method. And for what it's worth, you can ship a long gun directly to another PA resident.
    UPS (and FedEx) tariff basically requires an FFL on at least one end of the shipment.

    UPS accepts packages containing firearms (as defined by Title 18, Chapter 44, and Title 26, Chapter 53 of the United States Code) for transportation only (a) between licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, licensed dealers, and licensed collectors (as defined in Title 18, Chapter 44 of the United States Code), and government agencies and (b) where not otherwise prohibited by federal, state or local law (i) from an individual to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector; and (ii) from a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to an individual.
    IANAL

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    State College, Pennsylvania
    (Centre County)
    Age
    67
    Posts
    5,186
    Rep Power
    21474855

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    YEP, What he said ^^^^ Easier to just pack it up and mail it to the buyer. Perfectly legal to do so (as long as you don't think the buyer might be prohibited).
    Ron USAF Ret E-8 FFL01/SOT3 NRA Benefactor Member

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    USN Retired, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
    Posts
    3,723
    Rep Power
    21474851

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    I'm on "the other side of the state" and a FFL Let me know if I could help do this if they give you flack.
    TriggerTime LLc 01 FFL STILL OPEN!!! NRA CRSO/Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun inst.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    next to my neighbor, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    10,641
    Rep Power
    21474860

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    Ship it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    327
    Rep Power
    3121239

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    If you have access to tennis balls I would recommend you cut a hole in one tennis ball and slide it over the end of the barrel. I also use painters tape over the ball and barrel to keep it in place. I do this to protect the end of the barrel and to stop it from punching a hole in the bubble wrap and box.

    I have seen that happen and so have a few of my FFL friends. The box arrives with the barrel sticking out and usually damaged. I also use tennis balls when shipping out knives and swords.

    Just My $0.02.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    In the Free Part of NYS, New York
    Posts
    108
    Rep Power
    822446

    Default Re: question on shipping rifle that i am going to sell

    Quote Originally Posted by MD66948 View Post
    If you have access to tennis balls I would recommend you cut a hole in one tennis ball and slide it over the end of the barrel. I also use painters tape over the ball and barrel to keep it in place. I do this to protect the end of the barrel and to stop it from punching a hole in the bubble wrap and box.

    I have seen that happen and so have a few of my FFL friends. The box arrives with the barrel sticking out and usually damaged. I also use tennis balls when shipping out knives and swords.

    Just My $0.02.
    Great tip!

Similar Threads

  1. Maybe a Dumb Rifle Shipping Question
    By esh21167 in forum General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 29th, 2019, 07:36 PM
  2. Where the best place to sell vintage ammo and shipping laws
    By buckhunterpa in forum Ammunition & Reloading
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 19th, 2015, 06:55 PM
  3. Shipping a Rifle...question
    By Republicrat in forum General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 2nd, 2013, 08:05 AM
  4. Question about shipping a rifle?
    By Jettagls00 in forum Rifles
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 20th, 2010, 05:30 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •