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5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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I know the basic rules of mailing as I have sent barreled actions to gunsmiths for repair or stock fitting in the past. I have used USPS in an unmarked box & said "no" to all their questions. This has worked well & I get about $200 insurance. My question has to do with sending a piece where I have about $1K invested. Will I raise any concern if I insure it for that much? What carrier do you now suggest?

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 4:06 PM

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I would definately not send it uninsured. Forget UPS, their insurance is worthless. They are a self insurer and deny all claims. They will comeback to you and say insufficiently wrapped and just keep denying your claim. have had no losses at other companies but don't know what their policies are.
I had a B/W T10 4spd shipped to me from Maine to AZ. It arrived here broken up box, mainshaft bent and 2 ears broken off trannycase. Hey they wrapped it at their own facility and still to this day deny my claim and ebay isn't any better, I paid with PayPal, which ebay owns. Their guarantee is only if the seller has money in their acct otherwise you are screwed. Check with USPS, FedEx and DHL!

5 years 39 weeks ago, 4:21 PM

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I've been advised to use FedEx. I'm concerned about insuring anything for that much. I don't want to draw any attention to the package.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 4:20 PM

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then what? Better to err on the side of Caution. Bump up the value...

5 years 39 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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fed ex is cool

you can never be to carefull.....

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 4:35 PM

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I'm not concerned with damage. I'm concerned with it being lost (stolen). Given that, perhaps what I should do is just ask for an adult signiture upon delivery.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:48 PM

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well

going thru an ffl....you being the licensed owner will be the only one that can pick the gun up...they won't ship it to your house,,,atleast that was how its worked for me.

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