The best way to ship your Parker is the United States Postal
Service's (USPS) Registered Mail and insured it for the full
amount; shipping in heavy duty PVC tubing for barrels, sturdy
cardboard and inexpensive plastic gun case or built up wood case
for guns. Identify it as a gun to the Post Office and insure it
for the full amount.
Wrap the package with cardboard but don't use a paper outer
wrapper. The USPS requires the outer wrapper to be secure
at all edges and paper wrapping is easily cut and resealed.
When shipping USPS Registered packages, you are required to
use a paper tape to cover every seam of the
package. The tape must be a tape that will hold ink and not
smear, therefore regular plastic shipping tape is NOT
acceptable. This is because the USPS will use an ink stamp
to mark the tape in an effort to expose any attempt to open the
package while in transit.
The USPS Registered package takes a few days longer to arrive
at its destination because they are kept in locked bins overnight
and must be bar code read and processed at each transit
point. At every transfer point, the handler must sign for
the package as it passes through their hands.