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I intend to send a S&W K-frame revolver to a smith for modification, and the shop is too far to deliver/pick up myself. Apparent

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    Update: A local gunsmith and FFL dealer, who prefers working on autoloaders instead of revolvers, will send my S&W Model 10HB to another gentleman for the work I intend. Thanks to all of you for your input! I appreciate it.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    This is a S&W Model 10HB, and it is my intention to send this to BC Armory in Michigan to replace the 4-inch factory barrel (ramp sight) with a 6-inch heavy barrel and the installation of a Weaver base for a dot sight. This is a modification, not a repair. If this situation gets complicated, I'll have to find a local (Oregon or Washington) gunsmith to do the job

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  • jhjimbo
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    Ed,
    If S&W is going to send it back direct to you, someone over 21 has to sign for it or they will not leave it. It all goes to the total chain of
    custody paper trail.

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  • RockySquirrel
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    I had to send a pistol a few years ago to S&W. They had arranged it in advance with FEDEX and they sent me a return authorization with FEDEX forms all filled out. If I remember from talking to the S&W agent (fair warning my memory may be not 100% accurate on all the details). An individual can ship a firearm back for repair, and they (repair facility) can ship it back direct to you. But a new one or a replacement or a sale has to go through a FFL. Also, I had to take it to the FEDEX central terminal for this area. FEDEX wouldn’t let a satellite touch it. I don’t think it was sent over night, but may have been. Interesting enough I have seen the US Government send service weapons through the US mail.

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  • 99explorer
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    A few years ago, I had to send a pistol back to High Standard for repairs, and it had to be shipped FedEx Overnight. The cost was about $38 as I recall, but there was no excitement when I declared it as a firearm. That must have been my lucky day.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    crm3006,
    I drove to my usual firearms emporium this afternoon, but they're closed due to remodeling and resurfacing their parking area, so my next stop was a FedEx satellite to get a suitable box (size Medium) and see what they had to say. The fellow behind the counter looked at the case and asked, "Is that a gun?" I nodded and answered, "It's a revolver going to a gunsmith..."
    He turned to his coworkers and said, "It's a gun!" Hoping that exclamation wouldn't be mistaken for announcing a hold-up, I reassured him, saying, "Relax, lad. It's in a case without ammunition. If you make say somethinglike that, a misunderstanding can complicate my life. Have you ever dealt with a firearms shipment before?"
    "No, I don't think we've shipped one of those before. I'll check with my manager." Yes, I thought that was a good idea.
    Briefly, I will certainly go through my dealer , if at all possible, because I don't want that assinine, hoplophobic mindset dealing with my equipment.

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    Ed J.-
    Read the regulations carefully, or better yet, get your local FFL dealer to interpret for you. Some years back, I received a long gun from out of state, and another from in state, because there were repairs. Regs may have changed, but it is worth checking into, by someone who ships firearms on an everyday basis.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    Happy Myles,
    Thank you for your advice. It would seem life is getting more complicated for owners of firearms. I normally deal locally, or provide myself with an excuse to drive elsewhere and personally drop off/pick my equipment, but this situation requires shipment. I suppose it underscores how long it has been since I've had to ship anything with a serial number.
    I'll be visiting a gunshop several miles away and I'll see what I can accomplish there. May your record of shipping without loss or damage continue for the years ahead.
    Ed

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  • Happy Myles
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    So far over the years have not lost a firearm, and none broken. Knock on wood.

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  • Happy Myles
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    Ed,
    States may have various regulations. Your local gun shop should be able and willing to help. Here in California firearms must be shipped to an identity with a current Federal Firearm Permit, coming and going. I get a copy of the permit take to a Box Brothers shipping store. They ascertain what is the less expensive method to ship keep a copy of the permit for their files, include another in the shipment, insure, and off it goes. When I it comes back, must be received , again by a Federal Firearm Dealer where I pick it up. There are some places that refuse to ship firearms as a matter of policy.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    I live in Oregon, which is a environment that's well oriented to outdoor sports and shooting activity, but I experienced the same attitude in the post office when I asked about shipping a firearm. A great deal seems to have changed in a generation. Not too long ago, a rifle in a pick-up truck's window rack usually meant you were a farmer or rancher. Now folks call 9-1-1 at the sight of a firearm in a vehicle. When did America become so intimidated and distant from shooting as part of our society?

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  • FirstBubba
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    Recently went through the "ship-a-gun" thing. I was treated like a social pariah at the local PO!
    Finally shipped through a local company that serves as a pickup locale for UPS, FedEx, etc.
    Don't remember which shipper handled it, but it didn't have to go "overnight".
    But, then, it was a long gun.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    Thank you, gentlemen. It hadn't occurred to me to go through my local gunshop because they weren't involved in the transaction, but it certainly makes sense to me. I'll explore that possibility tomorrow morning.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Try FedEx

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  • FirstBubba
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    Try FedEx

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