lots of variables here but for an example i shipped 2 out last week from MT to FL both in wooden crates insured for 1200 each. cost was $55 per rifle via UPS ground. insurance being the biggest factor in my experience but i always build a wooden crate to ship to protect from gorillas.
What did it cost to build a wooded box?lots of variables here but for an example i shipped 2 out last week from MT to FL both in wooden crates insured for 1200 each. cost was $55 per rifle via UPS ground. insurance being the biggest factor in my experience but i always build a wooden crate to ship to protect from gorillas.
I normally do that too. I’ll give $40 off the gun and have them ship it back. Once I get 4-5 crates I just let folks keep them. Allen Martin builds his the same way but at max dimensions, which is something like using 1x6’s instead of 1x4’s for the frame. Lots of folks use the 1’ blue insulation foam you can get from HD in 4’x8’ sheets. Cut to fit the crate and stack them cutting out the shape of the gun. It’s more work but maybe a smidge safer.I saw that video Bob. That to me is the best way to ship one especially if its a custom gun. John Bergmann does that with his. Then he sends a UPS return label with his guns and you just send the empty wooden box back to him.
BigAL52:Exactly why I wont pay with a USPS MO anymore. Takes 60 days to file a claim to get youre money back and they make you pay 5.00 to start that claim. They have lost 2 MO of mine. Its not the 5.00 its the idea of having to pay to make a claim.
Your info is wrong. I (the customer) filed a claim for a broken stock on a flint pistol. Private sale - seller sent me a copy of the receipt, I filed the claim and USPS paid me the full amount and let me keep the gun. I now have a lot item claim that is similar. I'm the recipient and I had to wait 15 days from the shipping date to file the claim and due to COVID issues they now need 60 days to process. I sent them a copy of the receipt - no issues other than the wait.BigAL52:
I DID NOT know that!??? I do know that if you ship something with insurance, the ONLY proof of insurance is the receipt, so don't lose it. Only ONE guy in our local PO actually told me that? I know it sounds simplistic and maybe a common practice, but that NEVER dawned on me until the guy here told me that. So your customer can't make a claim ONLY the shipper can, and from what I've been told by PO workers, the USPS takes great pride in the fact that they NEVER (or very seldom) pay out for a claim! I know a buddy of mine; who drives for UPS, told me that insurance for them is a joke. Even if you DID file a claim, you'll never see any results or money! Just a word of warning.