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I wouldn't of thought so otherwise it would be cheaper to get powders delivered from shops.

From: https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/96/~/prohibited-goods---personal-customers#Explosives

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Explosives (including fireworks, flares, blasting caps, party poppers, Cracker snaps)

Any chemical compound, mixture or device capable of producing an explosive or pyrotechnic effect with substantial instantaneous release of heat and gas is prohibited e.g. ammunition, blasting caps, Christmas cracker snaps, fireworks, flares, fuses, igniters, nitro-glycerine and party poppers.

International  - Not allowed in the mail

UK - Not allowed in the mail

Items that appear to be prohibited explosive ordnance may be subject to additional checks and delays.

 

 

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I believe its not illegal in the criminal sense,  its just against their Terms and Conditions 

Ordinary powder is not actually an explosive, which is why we can buy it without an explosives licence

 

Edited by Vince Green
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If by "weapons" you mean rifles and shotguns these can be sent (to an RFD) using the Post Office (Sporting Firearms) just use a 24hr service.

Guns for sporting use

  • International  - Allowed in the mail, see restrictions and packaging guidelines below:
    • Guns intended for sporting purposes - including Section 1 and Section 2 firearms, low-powered air guns and their component parts - may be sent in compliance with UK law and subject to applicable export controls on the shipment of firearms.
    • Items that appear to be prohibited weapons may be subject to additional checks and delays.
    • Guns must not be loaded.
    • Air weapons with an integral gas cylinder that are de-pressurised can only be accepted. Air weapons with gas cylinders that are pressurised are prohibited
    • Air weapons with a pressurised removable gas cylinder which is still attached are prohibited
    • Sender's name and address must be visible on the parcel.
    • Must be packed in rigid outer packaging suitable for the gun size and weight, for example a fibreboard box, with sufficient inner packaging to prevent movement during transport.
  • UK - Allowed in the mail, see restrictions and packaging guidelines below:
    • Guns intended for sporting purposes - including Section 1 (e.g. hunting rifles) and Section 2 (e.g. shotguns) firearms, low-powered air weapons and their component parts - may be sent in compliance with UK law and subject to domestic controls on the possession of firearms. Antiques, deactivated and imitation firearms are also permitted. When sending deactivated firearms include proof of deactivation.
    • Items that appear to be prohibited weapons may be subject to additional checks and delays.
    • Use 1st Class as the minimum service.The senders name and address must be clear on the packaging. Low-powered air weapons which exceed the Royal Mail size restrictions are accepted by Parcelforce Worldwide, using express48 via the Post Office.
    • Guns must not be loaded.
    • Air weapons with an integral gas cylinder that are de-pressurised can only be accepted. Air weapons with gas cylinders that are pressurised are prohibited
    • Air weapons with a pressurised removable gas cylinder which is still attached are prohibited
    • Must be packed in rigid outer packaging suitable for the gun size and weight, for example a fibreboard box, with sufficient inner packaging to prevent movement during transport.

 

PDF can be found here,  https://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/royal-mail-prohibited-and-restricted-items-nov-23-2018---23410530_updated April 19.pdf

Edited by phaedra1106
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