NO international shipping, for any items, no exceptions. However, we can direct you to a stocking export dealer that can facilitate export paperwork.
The shipping of firearms is federally regulated as well as regulated by state and by the carrier themselves. Please take advantage of our checklist to ensure that your firearm is delivered to us in the same condition that you sent it. Use this list as a guideline but remember that shipping of your gun is your decision and your responsibility.
A form 5 is not required for shipping an NFA firearm to an SOT (Class II) for repair.
Packaging your firearm:
- Make sure that your firearm is not loaded and that there is no ammunition in the box. It would also be a good idea to wire tie the bolt open in case the carrier wants to inspect the contents of the package.
- Do not pack any accessories with the gun unless they are to be fitted to the gun.
- Try to use the box that the firearm originally came in and put that box inside another box padding it well. If you don’t have the original box use bubble wrap to wrap the firearm and then use “peanuts” to pack the firearm in a box that is too big for the firearm. Make sure that once packed the firearm does not “rattle” inside the box. If the package” rattles” the carrier will make you open the package and repack it or will decline to ship it at all.
- Using a regular sized white envelope as your shipping label address it as you would a letter.
- Include inside the envelope a copy of your form 3, 4, etc. and on the back of the form LEGIBLY write the repairs that you are requesting. If your address has changed from the form 4 address then include a copy of your driver’s license for proof of the change of address. (Your firearm can only be shipped to the address on the form 4 or to the address on the driver’s license if it is different. ) The check for the appropriate amount should be sent at this time.
- DO NOT STATE ANYWHERE ON THE BOX THAT IT CONTAINS A FIREARM!
Shipping your firearm:
- Ship your firearm by personally dropping it off at the FedEx terminal. (Do not take it to the local “Kinkos.” These places are not part of FedEx and are not a “common carrier” as described by ATF.)
- Declare the package a “firearm” and tell them it is going to a federally licened manufacturer for repairs. They might ask you to send the package overnight. Remind them that only handguns are subject to this rule. You may even have to talk to their supervisor and they may have to call the main office to check on this rule.
- Insure the package by indicating the amount on the shipping document.
- Make sure that the box is clearly marked “Adult Signature Required”.
- Write “Lock Up – Firearm” at the end of the description section of the shipping form. Remind the counterperson that the package needs to be locked up due to the value and because it is a firearm.
- Make sure that you keep your shipping reciept in the event that there is a problem.