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Old 12-23-2017, 06:28 AM
 
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My dad got one of these when he was in the Navy in Vietnam. He’s since passed away and my mom is fighting breast cancer. She still has this in her home. In this era of hyper sensitivity, what would be a good proceedure should I wish to transport this item through the mail or in travel? Should I contact the police for advice or certification it isn’t a real explosive device? Someone familiar with grenades could tell in an instant it isn’t a real grenade but the majority of airport and package delivery personnel would only see “grenade” and all hell could break loose with me being arrested and questioned by the police and or FBI.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:00 AM
 
Location: The South
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I don’t believe you will be able to explain it to airport security. Trying to do so is most likely going to ruin your day.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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I don’t believe you will be able to explain it to airport security. Trying to do so is most likely going to ruin your day.
That’s why I’m asking for help now before I decide to travel with it in a checked in bag or through the mail.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail
https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c4_011.htm


434 Replica or Inert Explosive Devices

Replica or inert explosive devices that are not dangerous, but that bear a realistic appearance to explosive devices such as simulated grenades, are permitted in the mail when all of the following conditions are met:
A. The package is presented by the mailer at a retail counter.

B. Registered Mail service is used. (Registered Mail service is only available for items mailed as First-Class Mail or Priority Mail.)

C. The address side of the package is labeled with “REPLICA EXPLOSIVE” using at least 20-point type or letters at least 1/4-inch high.




You might also check with UPS or Fed-Ex.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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Your local police aren't going to do anything for you other than to refer you to the local post master.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail
https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c4_011.htm


434 Replica or Inert Explosive Devices

Replica or inert explosive devices that are not dangerous, but that bear a realistic appearance to explosive devices such as simulated grenades, are permitted in the mail when all of the following conditions are met:
A. The package is presented by the mailer at a retail counter.

B. Registered Mail service is used. (Registered Mail service is only available for items mailed as First-Class Mail or Priority Mail.)

C. The address side of the package is labeled with “REPLICA EXPLOSIVE” using at least 20-point type or letters at least 1/4-inch high.
You might also check with UPS or Fed-Ex.
Seems sensible! You're right to be cautious.
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