Shipping Instructions For Gunsmithing Work
on Your Firearm
Since we hold a Federal Firearms License (“FFL”), you ship directly to us from your home address. You are responsible for shipping charges to us and back to you. The shipping charges back to you will be included in your final invoice.
We recommend you package your firearm in a sturdy container designed for shipping handguns and long guns. You can probably go to a local firearms dealer and secure a container he received a piece in. Regardless of the container used, wrap your firearm in bubble wrap and fill the void inside the box with crushed newspaper or more bubble wrap.
A plastic, hinged case also makes a very good choice to ship your weapon. Put you weapon inside, close it, latch it and put the case into a correctly sized cardboard box.
By all means, for your protection, insure your shipment for the full value of the contents. Ship through FedEx, United States Postal Service (long guns only) or United Parcel Service ("UPS").
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU TAKE YOUR FIREARM TO A PACKAGE SHIPPING OPERATION PLEASE BE AWARE THEY MAY TRY TO TELL YOU IT IS THEIR POLICY OR THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY'S POLICY THAT THE FIREARM BE SHIPPED BY "OVERNIGHT SERVICE". DO NOT HAVE YOUR PACKAGE PREPARED FOR SHIPPING BY THEM. THEY CAN EASILY CHARGE YOU OVER $250 FOR THS "SERVICE". TAKE YOUR FIREARM BACK HOME AND PACKAGE IT YOURSELF, AND THEN TAKE IT TO UPS OR OTHER COMMON CARRIER. IT IS EVEN BETTER IF YOU HAVE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT WITH UPS OR USPS. WEIGH THE PACKAGE AND CHOOSE THE MANNER YOU WANT THE PACKAGE SHIPPED...USUALLY GROUND BY UPS OR PRIORITY MAIL BY USPS, PRINT OUT THE LABEL, FIX IT TO THE PACKAGE AND TAKE IT TO THE CARRIER AND SIMPLY DROP IT OFF FOR SHIPPING. GENERALLY SPEAKING, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SPEND MORE THEN $25 TO $30 TO SHIP A LONG GUN. IF A COMMON CARRIER IS INSISTENT THAT THE PACKAGE REQUIRES OVERNIGHT HANDLING OR HAS TO GO THROUGH AN FFL DEALER IN YOUR AREA, TAKE THE FIREARM BACK HOME AND CONTACT BATFE IN YOUR AREA FOR A DEFINITIVE ANSWER.
We will return your firearm directly to you by the same carrier and with the same amount of insurance you used to ship to us. You do not have to go through a dealer to ship your weapon to us, and we do not have to ship your weapon to another dealer for you to pick up. It will be shipped directly to the same address it was shipped from.
Oakridge Custom Finishing, LLC
2292 Moody Road, Suite 100
Warner Robins, GA 31088