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Earlier today a relative of mine found a fed ex package on their front porch, it was addressed to them so she opens it only to find a black case with a h&k ump inside. Despite me thinking it would go well in my cabinet I told her to report it to the police. Upon further inspection it had her address but not her name on it. Has anyone had this happen before, and how would you handle this?
 

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If it is actually a select fire UMP someone is in a world of trouble.

Did it come from and individual or a business, from inside the state or out?
 

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It came from a company that does gun mods in the states. I told her not to touch it close the case and call the police.
 

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Why doesn't she just call the company that shipped to her accidentally?

They'll pay for it to be returned to them and will get it to the rightful owner that sent it to them for the work to be done.

No need to get the police involved in what's most likely a shipping error.
 

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Googled the sender name and the only thing matching was a facebook page, being i dont have an account i couldn't access their contact info. So i told her to just call the police to get it off her hands.
 

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Just have her call fedex. They will come get it and either return to the shipper or address correct it to the right place. I agree on not involving the police.
 

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Seems like FEDEX would not want to accept it back from you knowing it was a firearm because you are not an FFL. And by you doing so, I bet there might be legal ramifications for you.

I hate it for the rightful owner, but law enforcement needs to get in this.
 

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Should call FEDEX or if there was an invoice inside of it, then call them?

Don't need to throw anymore gas on the fire?

Hoped you got it worked out ok without getting Johnny Law in the picture? :whistling:

GOOD LUCK
 

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Yes if you're selling the firearm. You can send guns you already own in for repairs, recalls, and mods all day long and they can send them right back to you.
Yep. I have to send a pistol to the factory. They'll send me the box to Fedex it to them and when it's fixed they'll send it back to me. Probably all this was.
 

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Could be as simple as two inversed numbers on the street address.
We get the neighbors mail all the time due to that.
Run the name thru the property appraisers website or pull up her property on their map and look at who owns nearby for the name.
 

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OP said H&K UMP. The UMP is the successor to the MP5 a sub machine gun. If it is fact a sub machine gun (select fire, full auto) there is a whole different set of rules you have to adhere to.

I am not an expert but from what I know, If she did anything other than call LEO and turn it over to them she would have committed a felony. Technically turning it into LEO may have been a felony as well but it is better and easier to explain to a judge than just giving it to someone else that she has no way of knowing if they are authorized to possess it. Transfer of a Class III device is strictly controlled. Not that I agree with the law just stating the way it is.

The shipper and the intended receiver if everything is in fact on the up and up should both be more than grateful that she turned it in to LEO.

Going with the assumption that it is Class III there are two scenarios.

Scenario 1: Completely legitimate shipment that just had an incorrect address. Both the Recipient and the shipper ARE LOOKING FOR THE BOX AND WILL EVENTUALLY FIND IT. If she did not turn it in she will get a visit by local LEO and it will not go well for her.

Scenario 2: Something shady going on. Both the Recipient and the shipper ARE LOOKING FOR THE BOX AND WILL EVENTUALLY FIND IT. Shipper or intended recipient will show up at her door and it will probably not go well for her.
 

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Update, srcso just called her back to inform her that it was stolen. Weird stuff huh?
Somebody mailed a hot gun to the wrong buyer, this rabbit hole is gonna go pretty deep by the time cops are done. How savvy was the sender? Did they use a drop or walk-in with cams, is ATF brought in on this crap? Cops will put energy on this, ain't no first time sender shipping that kind of piece, keep us informed if ya hear anything please.
 

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ATF is absolutely gonna be involved, in fact they will take it over. If I was in this situation... Honestly, I would be looking for another receiver to go with my newly acquired complete parts kit.... The register as a NFA gun.... Then melt the hot receiver.... But that all went out the window when you put it on a open forum... But I can check if its stolen, so I would know before I stripped it if somebody was gonna be looking for it....
 

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Glad we didn't just send it back now, huh? Put it back in the hands of some thugs in an effort to keep the fuzz out?

Good for your relative for doing the right thing.
 

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ATF is absolutely gonna be involved, in fact they will take it over. If I was in this situation... Honestly, I would be looking for another receiver to go with my newly acquired complete parts kit.... The register as a NFA gun.... Then melt the hot receiver.... But that all went out the window when you put it on a open forum... But I can check if its stolen, so I would know before I stripped it if somebody was gonna be looking for it....
Mullet, you crack me up with a lot of your posts, but brother, those thoughts you keep to yourself!! Big brother is everywhere man, don't get yourself on the radar if ya can help it. Just looking out man, your world-your life.
 
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