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    I will be sending a gun I own back to the factory for service. They are sending a shipping box and a label with a return authorization number. I am told by the manufacturer all I need to do is pack the gun and magazine (of course unloaded) and drop it off at UPS.

    Do I need to have it sent from a FFL which would be the dealer I bought the gun from? Or is it legal to box it and send it myself?

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    metalman wrote:
    I will be sending a gun I own back to the factory for service. They are sending a shipping box and a label with a return authorization number. I am told by the manufacturer all I need to do is pack the gun and magazine (of course unloaded) and drop it off at UPS.

    Do I need to have it sent from a FFL which would be the dealer I bought the gun from? Or is it legal to box it and send it myself?
    Federal law allows a gun owner to ship a firearm directly to the manufacturer for service. I sent my Taurus PT745C by Fedex to Taurus in Miami, and they shipped it back by Fedex (signature required).

    Very easy.

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    This is true. I've done it also.



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    The only time you'd need an FFL is if you sent in your gun and they couldn't fix it and elected to send you a new one. This would have a different serial number and therefore require an FFL to do the transfer.

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    I have sent a gun in for warranty repair to an authorized service center via UPS.
    Just field strip the gun and sent back as machined parts. Perfectly legal and no mention of there is a gun in the box.
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    Does the manufacturer pick up the paperwork tab for guns in those crazy serial
    numbered ownership paper states?
    Seems the easy way is to reuse the number on the new gun so everyone is happy.
    Except for the DC finger printers.:celebrate:celebrate

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    Just ship the gun out from your closest UPS depot. It has to be a depot not a store.

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    Thanks for the info, easy enough. I'll just drop it off at the UPS terminal.

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