How to send off for upgrades/restoration.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Adam13, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Adam13

    Adam13 Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2020
    I have purchased many firearms. Some of which are semi-custom. What I have never done is send an already owned gun off for customization or restoration. I plan to send off an old colt to get restored and a Beretta to Wilson combat for some upgrades.

    For those of you that have done this can you speak to the process?

    Must it be FFL to FFL? ( I have sold on GB once and had to go to a out of the way UPS to send it off).

    When the gun is returned, does it ship to your home or back to an FFL?

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  2. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    You can ship it yourself via FedEx overnight. I myself prefer to use my local FFL as they can ship via USPS and it is much cheaper.

    If you ship yourself it will be delivered right to your residence. If shipping through and FFL you will need to pick it up there.
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  3. Texduramax

    Texduramax Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I FedEx'ed "Over Night" straight to Heirloom Precision"

    When Jason was done, FedEx "Over Night" straight back to me.

    That's the only custom gun I have.
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  4. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Yeah only 2 differences are if you mail it then it comes back to you but cost is a little higher. If your FFL mails it you would have to pick the gun up there instead of your home.
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  5. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
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  6. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    See if the Smith can send you a label, I had some work done at Alchemy and they emailed me a label. I just had to go to a Fedex hub for shipping. The pistol was mailed back to me after work was done.
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  7. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2018
    This is by far my favorite method as well.
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  8. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I just did the same.... except I dropped it off at one of Fedex local counter/spots.
    Its nice that the label doesn't say Blah Blah Guuuuuuuuunnnnzzz!
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  9. Adam13

    Adam13 Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2020
  10. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
  11. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    This is what I always wondered about the Shipmygun - will the gun have to come back to a local FFL for transfer or can it come back to me? If not, I would only use it to send sold off guns.

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