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Where to get carton for shipping gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gyrine, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. gyrine

    gyrine TS Member

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    I need to ship an expensive gun in a Warwick hard case. I don't have a shipping carton. Any suggestions where to start looking? Also I get the impression from what I have read here that USPS 2nd day registered is the best way to ship, any comments? Thanks, gyrine
     
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    Try Uline.com. They have every type of box of box you can think of. (Good prices, but you may have to buy their minimum of 10 or 25 to a bundle though.) ....Rick
     
  3. Steve W

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    I shipped couple $20,000 guns via FedEx ground service. I use modified boxes from Costco. When you insure over couple thousand dollars, sometimes they want to see what's inside, so don't seal it before you go in.
     
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    Rich, find a place that sells boxes, supplies etc. for people moving. Fed ex is cheaper
     
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    If you live anywhere near me (NJ), stop by and I'll give you one.

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    He is way down by the Mex border in calif
     
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    Menards- home improvement stores- will have them by the ton in their throwaways- you might have to cut them to length with a box cutter

    FEDEX ground is the way to go with insurance.

    Compare USPS insurance and you will begin to get the idea

    Also USPS doesnt consider it lost for 6 months I think- I have had that problems with K80 barrels

    regards from Iowa

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  8. Grant Morgenstern

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    The closest carton I carry at Cameron Packaging is 48 X 10-5/8 X 5-1/4 Inside dimension. We handle many other sizes, but they may not work with a Warwick case.


    You might want to reconsider shipping the gun in the case. They are fantastic for normal handling & transport, but the shipping environment is more like a demolition derby. Envision it being thrown like a javelin into a concrete wall, cause that's exactly what will happen. Doesn't matter who you use.
    I've seem many nice firearms damaged when shipped in similar cases. (not to mention the damage to the cases)


    Anyway, take a look on our site www.cameronpackaging.com and give me a call if I can help. The size I mentioned above is only available on our site as a "custom fitted" gun box, but I would send you a plain one if you need it.


    Grant Morgenstern
    419-222-9404
     
  9. gyrine

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    I have been running all over town without any luck. I am going to go down to the local music store with my tape and see if I can find a carton that a cased Fender guitar comes in. gyrine
     
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    Ok, Here is the skinny. Go to your local music store and get a Fender electric guitar shipping carton. Perfect fit for up to a combo case, with room for shock absorbing packing material on the sides and ends. The box I got was 44x15x4. The shop owner was glad to get rid of it. gyrine
     
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