|It is easy to ship your firearms for repair. Include a note inside the package describing work needed, your return address, phone number & email address.
DO NOT SHIP AMMUNITION with the firearm. Package your unloaded firearm in a sturdy cardboard box that will allow at least a couple of inches of padding all the way around.
For the best protection of your firearm put it in one of the inexpensive foam lined plastic gun cases and then put the case in a sturdy cardboard box. Place a note describing repairs or modifications wanted, your return address, phone number & email address, inside the box with your firearm.
Take the package to your nearest package shipper (FedEx will accept handguns and long guns. US Postal Service will accept only long guns or Curios & Relics manufactured before 1898. UPS accepts shipments of handguns and long guns from Daily Pickup accounts and at their Customer Centers). Tell the counter person that you are shipping your firearm or parts to a licensed FFL dealer for repairs. Be sure to purchase enough insurance to cover your firearm in case of shipper loss or damage.
I will disassemble, clean, inspect, & advise you if your firearm needs any additional parts or repairs before proceeding with repairs requested. When repairs or modifications are completed I will email or phone your bill info, whichever you prefer. When payment is received, and has cleared at my bank, your firearm will be shipped to the return address you provided.
Do not advertise that your package may contain a firearm anywhere on the outside of the package. Use this shipping address to send your firearm for repair or customization to:
Douglas L. Bowen
Elephant & Castle
303 East Elm Street
Ozark, Mo 65721
Questions? Contact Douglas L. Bowen at, Phone 417-581-4570 or by email at