Not true keef... as a civvy not an RFD you can legaly send a firearm for repair to an RFD.... i may be wrong on parcel force but either royal mail or parcelforce are authorised to carry firearms,,,
I am not arguing about you sending a firearm to an RFD, what I am saying is that as an FAC holder you cannot use Parcel Force to do it and as an RFD you have to meet their conditions:
ARMS AND AMMUNITION
All types of ammunition are prohibited from being sent using any of our services. Section 1 and 2 arms and firearms may be permitted for Zone 1 to Zone 1 collections and deliveries for our account customers only, subject to prior written agreement being provided by Parcelforce Worldwide to the customer, such agreement to be given at Parcelforce Worldwide's absolute discretion.
Zone 1 to Zone 1 collections and deliveries of Section 1 and 2 arms and firearms will only be accepted where it can be shown to Parcelforce Worldwide's satisfaction that both the customer and the addressee are registered firearm dealers. All types of firearms are prohibited from import and export to and from the UK.
Royal Mail can carry firearms but you are going to have problems doing it. The firearm must be sent by a traceable service and as far as I remember next day service. The only Royal Mail service that does this is Special Delivery by the maximum length for this is 610mm unless it a tube. You will have problems getting a rifle into a 600mm long package and the tube diameter is limited:
You can use Special Delivery™ Next Day to send items weighing up to 10kg.
The maximum dimensions of a rectangular item are 610mm x 460mm x 460mm, and the maximum length of a rolled item is 900mm.
If you’re sending rolled items please also note that the length plus twice the diameter of your item must not exceed 1040mm.
If you send a firearm using Parcel Force without meeting their terms and conditions you will at the least not be insured and if it gets lost you are going to have to explain why you sent a firearm without permission of the courier.
The other problem you will have is that if Parcel Force do not get an answer at the deliver address they will give it to a near address and leave a card in your letter box. Try explaining that to the police!
2.1 Parcelforce Worldwide undertakes to deliver to the address specified on the Consignment or in the despatch documentation, not to a Recipient, except that for International Deliveries in some countries delivery will be made to a local post office or postal depot.
2.2 In respect of UK deliveries, if there is no-one present at the address then:
2.2.1 Parcelforce Worldwide may at its discretion attempt to deliver the Consignment to an alternative address being either:
(i) a neighbouring address; or
(ii) a local Post Office branch, where it can be collected during the next 16 days; and
2.2.2 if the Consignment is delivered to an alternative address, a Customer Contact Card will be left at the specified address which has been completed with sufficient details to enable the Recipient to recover the Consignment; and
2.2.3 the Customer agrees that such delivery shall constitute delivery to the address specified as the delivery address on the Consignment.
by Sidebyside » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:37 pm Damn it Keef , I have to agree with you your jokes are good