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Transportation Security Administration

Parts of Guns and Firearms

Carry On Bags: 
No
Checked Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)

Firearm parts, including magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins, are prohibited in carry-on, but may be transported in checked bags. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.