Staying in NYC makes it confusing and possibly illegalSeptember 10 2017 at 1:40 AM
|Frankopee (Login Frankopee)|
Response to Help needed regarding carrying airguns from Seattle to NY
Airguns are illegal in NYC but if the guns remain in locked cases within the baggage system they can transfer onto other flights. However I doubt the airlines will extend the courtesy of holding your guns any longer than necessary and even if they did, you would risking theft from baggage handling employees. Also each airline will have slightly different rules and definitions.
You may have to consult multiple experts and if you do get an official ruling be sure to get it in writing to show everyone else who will harass you.... I bet you are far better off shipping them separately.