Firearm shipment instructions

Shipping your Firearm

Contact Wheaton Arms to schedule the shipment of your firearm.

It is legal for any gun owner to ship their firearm by common carrier to a licensed FFL holder for the purpose of repair or alteration.* All complete firearms must be taken to a UPS or FedEx hub (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. Long guns may be shipped ground service. Federal regulations require adult signature upon delivery.

NOTE: Do not include ammunition with your firearm. If you need to ship ammo, it must be sent separately.

The firearm 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. (Long gun cardboard boxes will not be returned to you.)

Insure for the replacement value of your firearm.

Return address requirements: Physical Address (NO “shipping centers” or PO Boxes) Your firearm will be returned to the address it is checked in from.
Inside the box, be sure to include your name, address, daytime phone number, type of firearm, serial number, and clear, complete instructions covering the work to be done.

Specify caliber, model, any accessories, and special features.

Return Shipping: The firearm will be returned directly to the shipper (customer). Unless otherwise requested by the customer, all handguns will be returned by FedEx Overnight with Adult Signature Required; long guns will be sent via FedEx Ground with Adult Signature Required. Shipping and handling charges are determined by the weight and value of the package. Please contact us for return shipping charge quote.)

*Note: If you have a dealer ship your firearm, it will be returned to the dealer. It is not necessary for you to use a dealer to ship your firearm.