No one has addressed this directly: You may ship "parts" most any way you like. HOWEVER, the part with a serial number is considered a firearm, and it has to go with Federal regulations. The ATF also considers a barrel that has a matching serial number a firearm.
Some of the confusion address above seems to be whether it is Federal Law or UPS/FEDEX regulations. Don't confuse the 2. Violating rules and regs will p*** off UPS/FEDEX. Clearly, they can't keep their own rules/regs straight. We don't want to anger the ATF. They can keep theirs straight.
As one poster mentioned, it may be cheaper to let your dealer send it, as he can use USPS. That is how I send ours out. Handguns can ship for $8.95 (or less), plus insurance.
You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.
Last edited by grayelky; 04-19-2008 at 07:05..