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    Default Gun Box

    I need to ship a rifle back to the Old Country. (Missouri)

    It won't be going through a FFL person on this end. I can just mail it myself.

    What are my options for obtaining a box to ship it in?

    The rifle is 42 inches long.

    I just need the one box, and I'm willing to pay what it's worth.

    I'm open to ANY ideas or suggestions, and will appreciate either.

    Thanks
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    When I moved to AK, I shipped all my long arms to myself thru the USPS. I packaged them into their hard travel cases, locked them all; then wrapped those in cardboard, with plenty of tape. It was well worth the effort.

    They were properly declared and as long as I was shipping them to myself, there were no legal issues; my postmaster checked on it too.

    This was in 2006, so maybe they closed that possibility, but for ease of shipping, it's one way to go.

    HTH

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    I need to ship a rifle back to the Old Country. (Missouri)

    It won't be going through a FFL person on this end. I can just mail it myself.

    What are my options for obtaining a box to ship it in?

    The rifle is 42 inches long.

    I just need the one box, and I'm willing to pay what it's worth.

    I'm open to ANY ideas or suggestions, and will appreciate either.

    Thanks
    Smitty of the North

    No but you can mail it to my address in Missouri.

    Buy a cheap plastic case and pad it well inside then stop by your favorite gun shop and get one of their empty brown rifle boxes and modifiy if necessary to get the case in the plain brown box. The key here is lots of tape. I ship guns to this address all the time so I know it is a good one.

    I'll send you my address in a PM.
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    Default Gun Smith's and Gun Dealers....

    Will usually have an extra box or two laying around you could prolly' Get for free. I have done this several times just by asking.

    Jake
    Last edited by CZ_IN_AK; 03-03-2009 at 14:10. Reason: Murphy beat me to it!

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    if you were in town i would just give you one, we toss em out by the hundreds

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    i just sent a couple of guns to myself through the USPS .i shipped them in a hard case and like mentioned before lots of tape and a couple of locks.guns made it here from michigan in perfect shape.

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    I just use a hard plastic case. Tape it shut and insure it. Never had any problems with theft and any one with half a brain could see the box most likely contained a firearm.
    Tennessee

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    I finally got around to calling Chimo Guns today, and they fixed me up with a box that I figger I can make work.

    Thanks to Them, and to Everyone for their suggestions.

    Murphy:
    I'm sure that address you mentioned is for High Tone people, with a lotta book larnin, and affluent lifestyles.

    I'm just an Ignernt Hillbilly.

    Thanks for your help.
    Smitty of the North
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