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Shipping rifle to AK #15228670 09/16/20
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I just sold a Marlin M-94 rifle to a guy in AK

I've never shipped to AK. What's the best shipper, lower 48 to AK?

I had allotted $50 for shipping, but it may be more to AK. Buyer is willing to kick in for any extra.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.

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DF

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USPS despite all the recent issues is still the least expensive by a large margin. Figure $55-$65 depending on size. I’d skip insurance as it’s nearly impossible to collect; at least in my experience.

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I second what AKwolverine said, USPS is the best option to AK.

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USPS best to and from Alaska cheapest faster and better service.


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I think you have your answer. 😎


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Open your own account with them..print the label..drop it off at the window

No questions asked...also...pull butt stock off...wrap by itself....box will be much smaller

You will get charged for the size of the box.......not the weight......

unless it slips through the system unnoticed...

Flat rate boxes for normal stuff is the best deal..even to AK....

https://www.usps.com/

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My son is sending it. It's his rifle, anyway.

He's a professional Ebay merchant, knows about that stuff, gets special rates, prints his own labels with postage, etc.

So, it should work. USPS is his choice, too

Appreciate the info and the help.

DF

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Marlin 1894 Cowboy Competition .38 Special, known as the CBC. Made for just a few years. I had the fancy checkering done. CAS shooter from Wasilla bought it.

I think he'll enjoy it.

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