Flying with a Muzzleloader

Discussion in 'U.S. Muzzleloader Hunting Regulations' started by timh, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. Oct 30, 2019 #41

    Dibbuk

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    First, print out a copy of the TSA rules for carrying a firearm as checked luggage. Then print out the specific rules for each airline you will be flying on. You need to be in compliance with both sets of rules. I recently flew Colorado Springs to SF, on United. United rules require a hard sided case specifically built to carry firearms. They also require either combo or key locks, with the key in your possession. They do NOT have to be TSA locks. I went down to the local hardware store and bought a set of 4 Master padlocks, keyed alike. My check in was the same as Timh: Explain you are checking in a firearm in compliance with all the rules, sign the acknowledgement form, get escorted to TSA where they watch you unlock and open case. TSA then inspects contents, puts a card inside, and asks you to relock everything. They put a sticker on the outside, saying it had been inspected, and away it went. Picked it up at destination with no trouble.
     
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    User_Dan

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    You are not supposed to use TSA locks for firearms.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2019 #43

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    "You may use any brand or type of lock to secure your firearm case, including TSA-recognized locks."

    The above is from TSA's website.

    I use 4 combination locks that are all the same. No key to lose.

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