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    Default Shipping guns within AK

    Do you need an FFL to ship long guns inside of AK... How is USPS with this, or should another method be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacsquatch View Post
    Do you need an FFL to ship long guns inside of AK... How is USPS with this, or should another method be used.
    You do not need to use an FFL for private sales or shipping of long guns within the state.

    I have used USPS with no trouble. You can find the how to pack online, unloaded, in a box with no marking indicating that it is a firearm, but double check.

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    I have also done it but shipped the bolts seperately.

    Hand guns is a no, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacsquatch View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    I have also done it but shipped the bolts seperately.

    Hand guns is a no, no.
    Cannot understand the desire to risk the same shipment twice. If they lose the bolt you have problem, whether it goes in one or two packages. Please explain the advantage perceived.

    Hand guns may not be shipped by USPS by a non-FFL, but UPS and FedEx are legal.

    USPS is cheaper.
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    The advantage of shipping the bolt by its self is if some jerk from the shipping company decides to steal the rifle it is bascially useless because about the only place you can get the bolt replaced is at the factory. Savages may be easier but none the less it makes the potential thief think twice.
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    Thinking the thinking is a little wrong-headed on this... To start the idea is to insure the gun when shipping and let them take it. I have sent and received hundreds of guns over the years and never once had one stolen.
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    We have...three;

    One by UPS in California. Two by the USPS in Fairbanks.

    The USPS ones were recovered.

    Considering the number of guns we ship (1000 plus a year), its all good.

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