PS Form 1508 Statement by Shipper of Firearms

PS Form 1508 Statement by Shipper of Firearms

What Is PS Form 1508?

PS Form 1508, Statement by Shipper of Firearms , is a form used by a federal firearms licensee manufacturer, importer, or dealer to file a statement with the postmaster that the parcels they are mailing contain handguns, or parts and components thereof, and that they are authorized individuals to perform such operation.

Alternate Names:

  • USPS Firearms Shipping Form;
  • USPS Form 1508.

This form is issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and was last revised on April 1, 1994 . A new printable PS Form 1508 is available for download below. As of today, no PS Form 1508 fillable copies are available online.


PS Form 1508 Instructions

This form must be completed and signed by every federally licensed manufacturer, importer, or dealer of firearms who deposit a firearm for mailing. In the Statement by Shipper of Firearms, the mailers also inform that the handguns and/or related items are being mailed in cus­tomary trade shipments or that the parcels contain said articles for the repair or replacement of parts. Parts of handguns are mailable, with the exception of parts or components reg­ulated under Chapter 44, Title 18, U.S.C. (such as, without limitation, handgun frames, receivers, etc.).

Moreover, by means of this USPS Firearms Shipping Form, the mailer states that, to the best of their knowledge, the addressees are also licensed manufacturers, dealers, or importers of firearms. The shipping form must be filed with the postmaster of the post office. Federal firearms licensee manufacturers, dealers, or importers do not need to file an Affidavit of Addressee, as it is defined in Section 432 "Mailability", USPS Publication 52 "Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail."

Once the USPS Form 1508 is completed by the firearms manufacturer, dealer, or importer, the United States Postal Service retains it for a period of one year.

The statement by the shipper of firearms should contain the following information:

  1. The date and ship-from location (on the top of the form).
  2. The statement to which the mailer shall sign.
  3. The address details of the packages.
  4. Signature of the mailer and the USPS representative signature and stamp, placed when the mailer leaves the mailpieces for shipment.

How to Fill Out USPS Form 1508?

  1. Section 1. City, State, and Zip Code. Enter the data of the location from where the mailpiece is being shipped.
  2. Section 2. Date. Enter the date of shipment; there is no fixed format.
  3. Section 3. Statement. This is the statement you will be making by signing the form. You do not need to enter the information here.
  4. Section 4. Addressees on Parcels. Write as many addresses as you need. If additional space is required, you may write on the reverse side of the form or attach additional blank sheets.
  5. Section 5. Firm Name. State the full name of the entity that is presenting parcels for mailing.
  6. Section 6. By. Sign and provide your name.
  7. Sections 7 and 8. Postmark of Mailing Office and Signature. The USPS representative must sign and stamp the form when you drop off your parcels for shipment.

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