RE: Shipping a muzzleloader?
I ship my rifles UPS (United Parcel Service) as our post office and me have came to some real disagreements on muzzleloaders (yet they have delivered them to my door).
I box them, wrap them in brown paper, make sure all the corners are package taped real well, insure it, and when they ask me what is in the box I tell them "Sporting Goods." I do not tell them its a muzzleloader or firearm. None of their business anyway as long as it is not dangerous to the company. If they ask is it a firearm I tell them no. Because by law a muzzleloader is not a true firearm. I never have a problem shipping my guns all over the place this way.
One time I told the shipper it was a pipe, some wood, and some metal parts I was shipping.. was I wrong?
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