FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SHIPPING updated 1/26/2015
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How much is return shipping?
We make every effort to charge our customers only the actual shipping costs and not a big markup. We normally ship using USPS Priority Mail, however handguns must be shipped via UPS unless you have a FFL. There is a small handling charge for using UPS or FedEx because they are located 20 miles away from the shop and I must drive over there and pick them up at the shipper's offices.
Here are examples of how much you will need to include for commonly-shipped items (U.S. lower 48 only)
ESTIMATED SHIPPING COSTS
with optional Insurance
One 10/22 Bolt (< 16 oz) $6.85 $9.70 ($100 of insurance coverage) One 10/22 Trigger Group (< 16 oz) $6.85 $9.70 ($100 of insurance coverage) 1 Bolt and 1 Trigger Group (<32 oz) $10.40 $13.85 ($200 of insurance coverage)
How do I remove my Ruger 10/22 trigger group or bolt?
If you need help with how to remove your Trigger Group or Bolt CLICK HERE for detailed instructions.
How do I make a payment?
You can send a Money Order, Cashier's Check or Personal Check payable to 3rd Millennium Engineering. Money Orders and checks must be drawn on a US bank and payable in US Dollars, or an additional $10 fee applies. This is what my bank charges me to process foreign money orders. This includes Canadian funds.
Should I send you the entire gun?
If in doubt, call or email for instructions. Do not send the entire gun unless instructed to do so. Normally, all we need are a few parts. Shipping the entire gun costs more in shipping and also complicates the shipping and return process.
Can I ship using US Mail?
Yes usually, but only if you are shipping parts and not the frame, receiver or an entire gun. The frame or receiver of a handgun cannot be shipped by US Mail unless you have a FFL or ship it using a FFL licensed dealer. If you are sending us your frame or receiver, or if you are shipping a complete handgun, the best method is UPS Red Label Super Saver.
What about insurance?
Insurance is recommended. I have never lost a gun or a part in shipping, but there is always a first time. We are not responsible for damage or loss due to the shipper's negligence, so insurance is the best way to protect yourself. We charge only the actual cost of return shipping insurance. If you pay it, we will insure your return shipment for the amount specified, if you do not pay for insurance, then your item is not covered and the risk is yours.
Should I ship "Signature Required" or use "Delivery Confirmation?"
It is a good idea to use a shipping method that provides some sort of tracking number when shipping. Shipments that arrive "Signature Required" may require an additional day to process. Most items that are shipped "Insured" using US Mail require a signature. There is no one here to sign for them most day, so we have to go to the Post Office to collect them. We don't mind doing this, but be aware that it slows down the process and your turn-around time may be delayed by at least one day.
What about Customs and foreign shipments?
We will not knowingly take on any work that is likely to have problems clearing US Customs. We cannot accept or ship a barrel, slide, bolt, high capacity magazine, frame, receiver or firearm from outside the United States. Shipments may clear US Customs, but not clear Customs in your country. We cannot be responsible for shipments that are lost in shipment or that are seized or delayed by Customs officials. We mark all Customs Slips as "Sporting Goods" and declare their value at a reasonable dollar amount. Please, do not ask us to declare a lower value in order to avoid VAT or other taxes on your end. All orders over $100 ($500 Canada) require an import permit. Customers are responsible for all import fees, customs fees, and/or VAT. Foreign orders often require up to 72 hours additional processing time.
The United States government has restrictions it place with regards to countries to which we are unable to export. Due to U.S. Government restrictions, we can NOT ship to the following countries:
Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)
Cameroon Central Africa Republic
Congo, Republic of
Curacao (Netherlands Antilles)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Federal Republic Yugoslavia
Federal States of Micron
French Southern Territory
Isle of Man
Kiribati (Formerly Gilbert Islands)
Korea, Republic of (South)
Netherlands (except with permit)
Nevis (Kitts and Nevis)
Peoples Republic of China
Ponape (Federal States of Micronesia)
Republic of Congo
Republic of Yemen
United Arab Emirates
Vanua Levu (Fiji)
Yap (Federal States of Micronesia)
Yemen Arab Republic
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