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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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any tips on shipping a shotgun?

I need to send my shotgun back to the manufacturer for some work, any tips on best way to ship? Where to get a box to ship it in? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

How old of gun?Did you contact the maker if its a factory defect they might take care of the shipping.The post office is about as easy and cheap as any.
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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

delivery confirmation, insurance, and tracking.

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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

I agree - cheaper to.

Noting on the outside saying it is a firearm.

Break it down.

You need to have signature confirmation (that includes tracking) insurance if you want it.


The PO has the right to ask to see the gun. My local PO was a bit up off when I shipped one a few weeks ago. They were not familiar with long gun sales within state and insisted I have a FFL address.

I asked then to check the PO website - but filled them in on the law. Then some lady walked in from out back. They asked her - she asked what it was... shotgun. No - what is it. Told her an Iver Champion - she smiled and thought or hoped it was a nice trap gun. Then she said she started with her grandfather's champion...

She told the others i was right on the law - they shipped it no further questions asked.


You can go to the PO website and copy the rules for shipping. Might be a good idea just for insurance.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

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You can go to the PO website and copy the rules for shipping. Might be a good idea just for insurance.
Agree. Don't rely on people to know their job.

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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

"<span style="font-weight: bold">Noting on the outside saying it is a firearm.</span>"

I think you meant to say <span style="font-weight: bold">NOTHING</span>?
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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

If you write Firearm on the outside it will sure to be stolen.....Take some photos and discription of it before shipping if you have to make a claim.
I have a cheap hard case to use for shipping.Buy one with the cardboard sleeve still with it. pack the gun in the case. Put it back in the sleeve and seal it up with reinforced tape.
I forgot, you should put shipping address in case with gun. Just in case for some reason the box pops open"by accident".
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Re: any tips on shipping a shotgun?

I am selling a collection of Sako rifles. All sent USPS insured. 6 months ago, two very expensive guns arrived with broken stocks. They were shipped in cardboard boxes, packed tight with newspaper. The PO wanted the original receipts, statements from the buyers re arrival condition of each,receipts for my costs or appraisals, etc. The big thing is packing. If not packed tight, they will deny claim. It took me 4 months to collect from the PO.
PS - Photo the gun and packing before shipping.

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