Boxing up a rifle for shipment

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  1. DanS

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    I sold a few rifles and now I have to ship them to the ffl of the new owners. I don't have the factory boxes. What do all of you use?
     
  2. JimPag

    JimPag Silver $$ Contributor

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    Just a cardboard box that is big enough for the rifle to be shipped in but you have to wrap the heck out of it. You have to make sure that his FFL guy will take a rifle from an individual without a FFL. Some dealers will take them and some won't.
     
  3. Gary in MD

    Gary in MD Gold $$ Contributor

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    Check with a local gun shop. Even if you aren’t using them for the deal, sometimes they will give you a spare box that is laying around. You can also buy a cheap plastic gun case, secure the rifle in it and then tape cardboard around it to make a box.
     
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  4. Tim s

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    If they are worth anything you use a cheap plastic case( Hoppes) inside a heavy cardboard box, taped up well.
     
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    jkohler Silver $$ Contributor

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    That’s the way I’ve done it. They have still figured out away to break the gun case in half on more than one occasion.
     
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  6. Ned Ludd

    Ned Ludd Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've always used the inexpensive Plano [plastic] cases. They will be shipped to you inside a cardboard box...hang on to it. I remove the bolt and wrap both rifle and bolt separately very carefully in bubble wrap, put them in the case, tape the case so it won't open up, then the case goes into the box...voila - ready for shipping.
     
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    joshb Gold $$ Contributor

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This!!:):):)^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  8. Count_points- later

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    I have shipped my long range custom build before and just used a hard plastic gun case and slid inside a cardboard box ! Worked great !
     
  9. Bill Norris

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    May not work for a stocked action but in the past I've shipped barreled actions inside of cut to fit 3" PVC pipe. Glue a cap on one end and a female adapter on the other end so as to screw a plug into it. Package it inside of a 6" x 6" shipping box and that's a very sturdy home for it while it rides. My "Smith" liked the idea.
     
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  10. xring

    xring Silver $$ Contributor

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    As noted above , a cheap Plastic Case inside Cardboard works well . A few days ago I saw that Wall Mart had these Cases on Special . Be sure the overall length is OK for whatever you're Shipping .
     
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    PELICAN, if gun is over 1K
     
  12. Don

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    El-Cheap-o Here

    I have cut down 8ft Florescent Tube Boxed and Bobble Rap
     
  13. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe SSOY 2004 Silver $$ Contributor

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    You can get inexpensive plastic cases on Amazon and they come in the manufacturer's cardboard box.
     
  14. DanS

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    OK, thanks guys
     
  15. thejamesd

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    I’ve made shipping boxes out of 3/4” pine. 1x6 at 79 cents a foot is cheap.
    Im a carpenter so it’s a no brainer for me. Then a sharpie for the address!
     
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