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  • hammer67

    Active Member
    Aug 21, 2016
    223
    Ellicott City
    Purchased a bullpup shotgun online from Palmetto State Armory and sent to FFL. Got it home and noticed finish is blemished. Manufacturer sent me RMA and UPS label. I have the box it came in, which has zip tie that holds gun from moving around. Is that the way they usually ship them, or do they put that inside another box and FFL just took it out of outer box to get serial number?

    I should have inspected it better at FFL. If I had noticed the blemish, I guess don't accept it? What happens then? FFL contacts manufacturer or seller and returns it?
     

    John from MD

    American Patriot
    MDS Supporter
    May 12, 2005
    22,510
    Socialist State of Maryland
    You can buy a gun shipping boxes online. I believe Midway carries them. I wouldn't ship the OEM box as it may not come back to you. Since this is a long gun, you can ship it through the USPS. Just buy the gun box and fill it with styrofoam peanuts and tape it well.
     

    SandSGunsSOMD

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    Industry Partner
    Nov 7, 2023
    117
    Calvert County, MD
    I would recommend putting it in another box or at the very least taping over anything on the firearm box that remotely points to it being a firearm just for being discreet purposes. Normally, they do arrive in another box rather than the OEM box.

    A lot of dealers handle it differently, all in who you pick for that service really. Most dealers would leave it to you to contact the original seller but would be happy to help facilitate the return once the label arrives. Mostly because you have all of the original order info so it tends to be easier this way.
     

    SandSGunsSOMD

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    Industry Partner
    Nov 7, 2023
    117
    Calvert County, MD
    You can buy a gun shipping boxes online. I believe Midway carries them. I wouldn't ship the OEM box as it may not come back to you. Since this is a long gun, you can ship it through the USPS. Just buy the gun box and fill it with styrofoam peanuts and tape it well.
    Midway or Uline.com, Uline you can buy any exact box size you need!

    OP if you bring it down to us in Huntingtown, we'd be happy to box it up and put the label on it for you. I'm sure all the dealers have tons of boxes laying around
     

    mvee

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 13, 2007
    2,481
    Crofton
    I bought a shotgun from palmetto a few weeks ago. The shotgun was in a box from the manufacturer, and that box was shipped in a slightly larger plain box.
     

    davsco

    Ultimate Member
    Oct 21, 2010
    8,592
    Loudoun, VA
    i always ask for the outer box when i pick up guns i had shipped to my ffl. you can prob go to any ffl and they'll find you an outer box.
     

    hammer67

    Active Member
    Aug 21, 2016
    223
    Ellicott City
    Thx all. I had tried to call ffl before i posted but he wasn't open. I sent email and he said i could get a box. He was open tonight but I couldn't get there. I may try Hanover Armory on way home tomorrow. Thx for the offer of packing, but Huntingtown is almost hour and half away. I should probably follow the advice and get outer box on any future purchases. This is first time I had issue and never even thought about it.
     

    LAC_MD

    Active Member
    Oct 18, 2022
    678
    Towson
    Midway or Uline.com, Uline you can buy any exact box size you need!

    OP if you bring it down to us in Huntingtown, we'd be happy to box it up and put the label on it for you. I'm sure all the dealers have tons of boxes laying around
    they are good people….with a good selection too..
     

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