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Old April 18, 2012, 05:53 AM   #51
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You got it. There are other regs defining what 'restricted' means and how it's to be handled, plus what things the USPS employee can ask about the item being mailed. This guy has apparently violated several. Time to get him educated.
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Old April 18, 2012, 06:13 AM   #52
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And.....

In all the cases I have read about on this forum and others and in the one case in which my opinion diverged from the Postmaster, the issue came down to definition of a "firearm".

Here that is.

http://about.usps.com/postal-bulleti...l/updt_001.htm

Check especially section 12.1.1.h

"h. Antique firearm means any muzzle loading rifle/shotgun/pistol that is designed to use black powder or a black powder substitute and that cannot use fixed ammunition (except those that incorporate a firearm frame or receiver, any firearm that is converted into a muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon that can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any combination thereof); or any firearm (including those with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured on or before 1898, or any replica thereof, if such replica:

1. Is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition.

2. Uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United States and that is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade."

Notice the wording never includes the word "gun". The person who wrote it must have been in the Navy.
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