Thread Title: "(03) C&R Shipping questions to the more experienced AA sellers."
I'm considering selling most of my collection on A.A. and would like some advice from you experienced sellers out there. Can a (03)C&R licensee send a handgun to another(03)licensee and/or a dealer FFL through USPS? Also does anyone know a website to order inexpensive hard shipping cases for long guns? I will be grateful for any help on these questions.
AA Bob is right about the postal service 01 FFL's as shippers only.What's tough on those hard cases is the freight to get it to you.I could sell you a hard case and an outer cardboard box for about $12 but it could cost another $8 to get it to you because its oversized.Where are you located?
How many hard side cases would you need? It might be better to go to a local sporting goods shop and pick up a bunch verses buying them on the net? Of coure if you need allot you might get a bulk price for them and then the shipping might not be a problem.
Thanks for the replies, I did find some hard cases for around $14 plus shipping so $12 plus sounds pretty good. I was unable to locate anything reasonably priced that would house my 1830 Springfield Flintlock (would need around a 58" interior length)or the 1864 Springfield (about 56" interior). SPORTSMANSUPPLY, do you have any that would fit the bill on those two? The rest of what I have to sell from my collection are more modern, therefore reasonably short and can fit in most of the cases I've seen out there. After reading the shipping horror stories I'd sure hate to sell one of my long guns only to have it destroyed in transit to a new home.It does look like I'll have to go through a 01 FFL or ship UPS for the handguns. SPORTSMANSUPPLY I'm not sure how you can contact me to due to the no posting email addresses rule for the forum, but I would be very interested in exploring making a deal on the cases. I live in the (PRM) or Peoples Republic of Massachusetts and it is getting harder and harder to find a gun shop close by since they are being driven out of business in my local area by over regulation. Any way thanks again for the replies and advice.
What part of MA. are you in? There is a seller here on AA who is very highly thought of in Adams MA. You couldn't go wrong in stopping by his store and just talking to him a bit to get his opinions. I know he'd be willing to help you with all the info he could.
Thanks 5thcommjarhead for the warning but Adams MA. is on the other end of the state from where I hang out so it's not in the cards that I'll get the pleasure of Trapper's company. With a handle like 5thcommjarhead you musta had a run in with the green machine in days of yore. Myself,I'm of the class of 64 at good old PI and then the inevitable WESTPAC tour. Semper Fi
Well osully, sorry to hear the shops are getting thin in your area. It may just be worth your while to venture out west to Indian country to visit us out here in Adams. I can guarantee you will enjoy the trip. Gun shops are getting thin everywhere, but I can only hope that I am being a thorn in the side of all of the antis that inhabit The People's Republik of MA, as I have increased the number of guns I am selling by about twenty fold. Hopefully, I am causing nightmares for the anti crowd. If you do get out this way, you will be very welcome. Cheers, Tom