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Old May 14, 2010, 05:38 PM   #5
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Licensed dealers can use USPS to send handguns back and forth to each other, but not to the end customer. Not even to a licensed collector. HOWEVER, if the pistol is really an antique, the feds do not consider it to be a gun and this was probably legal. (doesn't mean you might not have been arrested anyway)

added: Notice the punctuation in the regulation posted above. Restrictions 1 and 2 only apply to replicas, not actual antiques. So a 1st generation Colt made before 1899 is still an antique even tho' it uses a modern centerfire cartridge.
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