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    Default Mailing rifle

    Can anyone tell me the legalities of mailing a rifle from Wasilla to Fairbanks with the USPS? From what I have read this should be no problem. Anyone out there know for sure?? Thanks

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    Here's what ATF says:

    (B7) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?[Back]
    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 a handgun.
    [18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]
    I suggest you contact the USPS and ask regardless of what ATF says. They might have their own internal codes they go by.

    Good Luck!


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