Shipping Rifles

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by 2111, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. 2111

    2111 New Member

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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 :cool:
     
  2. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    Check Staples they have lots of different size boxes.
     

  3. 2111

    2111 New Member

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    Thanks marc29th....its those obvious things that always get me :eek:
     
  4. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    No problem that's what the forum is for.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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...
     
  6. 2111

    2111 New Member

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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...
     
  7. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I always reuse the ones they come in :D oh and I always check the firearm. I had a SCAR come in where the paperwork said one thing and the rifle said another.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    What he said up there. Put not your trust in boxes and invoices- READ the numbers for self.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    ATF expects you to read the number from the firearm.