I have been on a quest to find an nice old Mossberg bolt action 20 gauge. I have a couple of friends who swear that if you drill and tap the receiver, then mount a low power scope, then cut the barrel off just before the choke, then shoot Winchester Super x Forster slugs. If you do all of that you will have a slug gun that you won't want to part with.....ever.
Sometime back in the middle of February I found just such a gun on gunbroker. I purchased it and the seller was very prompt to get it shipped off to my FFL dealer in Grinnell Iowa. I got an email with the tracking number saying that it would be delivered 2/23. Well if you have a gander at the tracking info and understand that the shipping company has told me that all of my guns travels have been in the back of a truck and since they avoid toll roads all together that means that gun left Billings ,Montana head south and east. In doing so it traveled East down I80 and was 3 miles from the delivery address but zipped right on by and didn't stop until it had gone 300 miles too far east. It sat in Chicago for a couple of days thus missing the delivery date. I called the delivery company and my gun was back on the road headed back West down I80. However once again it went right on by The delivery address .......and then down I35 and then back West on I70 not stopping until it was in Oklahoma. The next day the gun traveled in another truck all the way to New Mexico. The next day my gun traveled into Commifornia and I kissed it good by. I called the delivery company again for about the 4th time asking why my gun was in California? The response was well sometimes that happens. I asked her if she would please make it unhappen and get the gun to Midwest Firearms in Grinnell Iowa soon. Well folk that was two days ago. The tracking info was just updated today and my gun is now back in Chicago. So for the third time it went down I80 right past the FFL delivery point and has overshot it's mark by 300 miles.
Guys you can't make stuff like this up. Here is the tracking info.........If I'm lying I'm dying. https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/?tracking numbers=702786910097286&cntry_code=us
If that address doesn't get you there just go to FedEx tracking and enter the tracking number 702786910097286 and have a gander. If that comes right straight here from Chicago it will have traveled 5,000 miles to go less than 1,000.