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Old 08-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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I am about to ship my first order (a rifle)...where can you get boxes for that...for handguns I just use the medium one rate from USPS...the got nuthin that will hold a rifle
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Check Staples they have lots of different size boxes.
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Thanks marc29th....its those obvious things that always get me
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No problem that's what the forum is for.
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You CAN order rifle boxes from the folks that make boxes. You can also use (and charge for) an inexpensive hard sided rifle case (keep the box it came it- you will need to put it back in box to ship) I have paid as little as $9 each.

Advice on shipping- remove bolt if bolt action. If barrel can easily be removed, do so (like a bolt action) Saves on broken stocks. Pad the ends with about 4-6 inches of Styrofoam or tightly balled newspaper.

Check electrical supply houses- the boxes that fluorescent light fixtures come in can also be used. And if all else fails, check gun shops in your area...
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C3shooter....dumb question. Do I open the weapon when i get it from the distributor? wont the customer think it is used? i assumed that the serial number and all that info i needed for my aquistions book would be outside the box...
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I always reuse the ones they come in oh and I always check the firearm. I had a SCAR come in where the paperwork said one thing and the rifle said another.
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What he said up there. Put not your trust in boxes and invoices- READ the numbers for self.
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C3shooter....dumb question. Do I open the weapon when i get it from the distributor? wont the customer think it is used? i assumed that the serial number and all that info i needed for my aquistions book would be outside the box...
ATF expects you to read the number from the firearm.
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