Shipping Firearms

Shipping Firearms

Any firearm/serial numbered order must be shipped to and from an FFL dealer. We need a copy of the ship to license to release the order. Let us know if your dealer requires our FFL.

Requirements for shipping your firearm to us:

  •  Must include an Order Confirmation or completed Work Order (If not placing your order online).
  • Prior to shipping, remove all stocks, scopes, mounts and accessories from your firearm unless they are necessary for the work to be done. 
  • Insure your contents for full retail value. We are not responsible for incoming shipping damage and will contact you if we have determined that your shipment has been damaged in transit to us.
  • Make sure that the firearm is well packed to prevent movement and damage in shipment. There should be a buffer of at least one inch of packing material between your firearm and the box/case. If you are shipping a rifle, wrap extra cardboard around the action to prevent the trigger from punching through the side of the box and getting damaged.
  • Make sure there is no indication that a firearm is enclosed.
  • Choose a box/case that will accommodate the firearm after the work is performed. Adding a stock, muzzle break, etc. increases the dimensions of your firearm, so the box and packing material you use should allow for that change in dimension.
  • IF SHIPPING A COMPLETE RIFLE OR BARRELED ACTION, you must ship in a plastic rifle case enclosed in another box or corrugate.
  • We will return your firearms with -Adult Signature Required to a licensed dealer.  
  • Shipping Address and Phone Number: E. Arthur Brown Company • 4088 County Road 40 NW • Garfield, MN 56332 • 800-950-9088

Shipping Firearms for Repair/CustomizationsNO 4473 form needed

  • IF you are the registered owner of your receiver and/or firearm, you DO NOT need an instant check. 
  • Your transfer dealer should be able to accept and release the firearm back to you with no instant check needed.
  • This would be a "repair/customizing" and the dealer can return it back to you without running a 4473 form and background check.  Here's a link with an article that highlights that.  The specific policies referenced are: § 478.147 Return of firearm and § 478.124 Firearms transaction record.