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Question - Airline travel with receiver on stock ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by undersluice, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. undersluice

    undersluice Member

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    Hi,

    I need to take my shotgun receiver (on stock) along with me through an airline. Does the TSA consider that a firearm , even though the barrels are not with the receiver ? Will they require that it be packed in a gun case and not like any other luggage ?

    I have travelled through air with my shotgun gun many times , I know the rules how to transport a firearm through an airline. But was wondering what they have to saw about just a receiver, is it still condidered a firearm.

    Any similar experiences/suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    JB
     
  2. g7777777

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    yes- receiver is a firearm

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. V10

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    Well, considering that the receiver is the serialized part, the receiver is the only thing that is considered a firearm.

    So, yes, you need to comply with the rules for transporting a firearm.
     
  4. John Thompson

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    Rules do not matter to the TSA. A friend of mine had his choke tubes confiscated from his luggage as that specific idiot considered them a gun.
     
  5. eightbore

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    Same situation exists for a stock. It's part of a gun, looks like part of a gun and they don't like it.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

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    What V10 said...
     
  7. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    Guns and gun PARTS are a no-go. Was once detained for having a bolt from my 700 in my carry-on, even though the firearm itself was checked. Had to mail the bolt to myself.
     
  8. EuroJoe

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    Do NOT carry your choke tubes on the plane! They WILL confiscate them! Anywhere!
     
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