Shipping our beloved Blasers . . .

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Shipping our beloved Blasers . . .

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Recently I “treated” myself with the purchase of a K95 Stutzen. Upon arrival, the forend of the rifle fit a little loose, so I contacted Andrej at Blaser USA to see about having it addressed. I was told to send it in, they’d be happy to look it over.

Rifle was shipped via UPS on 2 May, but didn’t make its way to San Antonio. Today, after much effort to talk to a “real person” I was told that they lost track of it on 4 May, it’s obviously lost, and I need to file a claim. If that’s not bad enough, now they are telling me that the amount I insured it for (MSR replacement, as I hadn’t even shot it yet) is outside their insurance limits - even though they were happy to charge me $122 insurance for my valuation of $10K per my receipt.

Per Virginia law (where I live), you are required by law to report a missing/lost/stolen firearm with 48 hours of discovery. The local police that stopped by for the report welcomed me to the ranks of the “many” victims of firearms theft in shipment by UPS. He said the the losses are almost common.

I thought I was being “smart” by shipping the K95 disassembled in a “Chewy” dog food box.

Beware friends, beware. The policeman told me he’s never seen, or heard of one of these firearms stolen during shipment being recovered.



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That sucks, sorry to hear about your loss. I particularly liked the bit about your claim being over the limit, even though they were happy enough to charge you a premium for the high value.... :violence-chainsaw:
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Oh man that sucks

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Oh man that sucks

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Poop!

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That's BS, they took your money for insurance now they have to pay up.
But big business don't seem to have to follow the same rules as the rest of us.
I hope it turns up, I hope you have the serial number so if the new "owner" sends it in for the same thing then its found again.
Good luck.
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

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That sucks. Check with your homeowners insurance. You might have blanket coverage unless you individually scheduled your guns, they may pick up excess or help you subragate against the other insurance company. Keep the faith I shipped a rifle ( not to Blaser) it showed up a week late after disappearing with no explanation. Since then I overnight or two day delivery to limit time in their system

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I used to ship a couple million dollars worth of parts from Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq and other interesting places a couple of times a day to our base in Maine.

We only lost one.

USPS are full on crooks, I wouldn't ship anything of value using them.

But I have had multiple things stolen of my personal stuff from Fedex, DHL, USPS and UPS. So it's not like anyone of them is perfect.

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I had a UPS mishap with my K95 coming back from a gunsmith. The box disappeared from tracking. After much flailing I went to a UPS regional customer service center and talked to a guy there. He said the value alone should have caused it to be handled separately as well as being a firearm. I was given an email to send the description and serial number to. Apparently they have a opened merch center that collects stuff without an address or falls out of a box. Long story short UPS overnight shipped my K95 back in pieces with a nasty scratch on the receiver. Stock bolt and recoil pad were missing but I replaced all that. I was just happy I got it back.

Try sending an email to Overgoodsearch@ups.com with a description and serial number. Pictures too.

To send anything back to Blaser use https://blaserownersclub.com/. It's the Blaser service center site. They provide the UPS shipping label and insurance. This is the only way I ship to Blaser now.

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Thanks for posting that.

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Thanks Mark….good info!

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Mark-

Thanks for posting that information. I’m still hoping it turns up; but am prepared for the worst.

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John0313 wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 6:32 pm
Mark-

Thanks for posting that information. I’m still hoping it turns up; but am prepared for the worst.
Last year I had a Sako stock go missing in transit for almost 3 weeks. Turned up the same day I wrote it off as an expensive lesson.

Hopefully yours turns up to 👍

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I’m very glad to report the rifle has been found!

UPS reported it to me as damaged in transit, but the single picture they sent didn’t show any damage. Blaser USA will decide.

Relieved to say the least!!

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