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Question Posting Guns?? Questions

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dlloyduk, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. dlloyduk

    dlloyduk Well-Known Member

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    What's the crack on posting Air Rifles? (Private ads) I see guns for sale like £??'s posted, Is that posted to a RFD or to your own address?
    So if I sell a gun in an ad can I legally send it by post? or am I not allowed? And who will carry it as in courier or post office?:confused:
     
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  2. dlloyduk

    dlloyduk Well-Known Member

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    No One? Thought this would be common with all the stuff for sale.
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    You can send guns via mail to a buyer, some post offices take them and some won't if it's over the size restrictions.
     
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    The government didn't think the VCR act through and as such you can post second hand guns to anyone, and you can buy second hand from anyone else.

    Send It Quick are a courier service who I've used a few times, I think Andy recommended them to me. They're quite cheap (I think) and they've been ok for the times that I've used them.

    As far as I'm aware the Post Office are legally obliged to send guns for you, but you may want to tell them it's "sporting goods" - something like fishing rods or something, just because some make it awkward if they know it's a gun ... ignorant people who don't know what airguns even are, just they see them in the media and they're like "oh my .!"

    Hope this helps :up:
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Many of the couriers wont take guns unless you have an account.
    Parcel2go have added arms and ammunition to the list of goods they won't carry.
     

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