How To Ship Your Gun

How To Ship Your Gun


Ship all parcels to:

Jim's Gunsmithing, Inc.

163 Krumville Road

Olivebridge, New York  12461


The gun you intend on shipping must be legal in the State you reside in. Customers are responible to ascertain gun laws in their home State, and to be in compliance with all local state laws and regulations.

You cannot ship by the United States Postal Service unless you have a Federal Firearms License (FFL), but you can ship by UPS or FedEx (we prefer FedEx). You are required by law to declare that you're shipping a handgun. UPS and FedEx regulations require that all complete handguns be shipped Next Day Air/Priority Overnight. Long guns may be shipped ground service. If you have any questions, please contact UPS or FedEx directly. Your gun will be returned by either UPS or FedEx, using whichever carrier you used. Federal regulations require adult signature upon delivery. Do not include ammunition with your firearm. If you need to ship ammo, it must be sent separately.

You will need to provide UPS/FedEx with Jim's Gunsmithing Federal Firearms License (FFL) number. Please contact us for information.



  • The gun should be packed securely so there will be no damage to sights, etc. The original manufacturers box provides good protection, but any good box with the item cushioned within to prevent movement will do the job.


  • If you ship a gun and your State requires you to have a license or permit, include a copy of your gun license or permit and a copy of your Driver's License or other equivalent legal identification. If your State does not require a gun license, just a copy of your Driver's License or equivelant legal indentification showing proof of legal residence is required.


  • Include your name, address, daytime phone number, type of gun, serial number, and clear, complete instructions covering the work to be done. Specify caliber, model, accessories, and special features.



  • A physical Return Address is required (NO "shipping centers" or PO Boxes). Your gun will be returned to the address it is checked in from.


  • If you have a dealer ship your firearm, it will be returned to the dealer.


  • Insure for full replacement value.


  • Return Shipping: The gun will be returned directly to the shipper.





Federal Firearms License (FFL)


New York Gunsmith License


New York Firearms Dealer License