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#41 RogerD

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:15 PM

That is a photo of the original shipping box.  1958 was also a different time.


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#42 67ray

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:58 AM

Isn't Frank Goepfert known for flying his Cessna in to pickup guns he buys?  Seem to have heard this story.


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:36 AM

Isn't Frank Goepfert known for flying his Cessna in to pickup guns he buys?  Seem to have heard this story.


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 10:19 AM

Isn't Frank Goepfert known for flying his Cessna in to pickup guns he buys?  Seem to have heard this story.

 

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#45 HHollow

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:18 PM

 

When Harry Winston donated the Hope diamond to the Smithsonian he sent it registered mail.

 

Many jewelers still ship diamonds that way.

Hard for me to believe you guys believe that stuff.   Most everything of value is handled by private couriers in  a very low key way.  Even on valuable stuff I've seen private couriers dropping off stuff at RIA for auction.  Fact is generic shipping companies and usps are always a gamble, the only question is how high is your risk tolerance.  It's now 2 months I've waited for an air shipment from the EU that was quoted at 3-5 days.  It's been 2 weeks since they said they now can't do it, yet they haven't returned the package that is likely less than 40 miles away from the origin, so that we can try a different carrier. 

I thought NFA needed to be shipped "common carrier"?  In order to avoid having to transfer the MG to the carrier and have the carrier transfer it to the buyer?!


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#46 67ray

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Posted Yesterday, 06:43 AM

FedEx fail - this box looks like it could be a Thompson (but it's not)

 

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