I'm a very blunt no BS individual & wouldn't have it any other way. But I wasn't trying to be a jackass either. Hope ya didn't take it like that. I can't see your point at all though, with the internet, not having someones/anyones phone number is no bid deal & irrelevant when its as simple as typing the name you want to find in a simple Google search for example. No phone book, no phone number, no mailing address needed whatsoever. I've found that asking every other critter in the barn what the horse is thinkin instead of just seeking the horse out is the amount of wrong, inaccurate, unnecessary ( whether in part or in entirety ) info that facilitates to deal with & sort out.Well ninering62, that was pretty blunt . if this critter had a number to call he wouldn't have to ask all the critters in the barn . thats my way of thinkin.
For example, I could have offered some sound advice on how to ship a muzzleloader ( never shipped a CF thru an FFL ) but I've not shipped one to Bob Hoyt so what I could offer may not be correct or helpful per his specific criteria. I pulled the trigger from my receiver, removed the stock, removed the bolt, removed the scope &1pc mount, & asked the gunsmith I chose ( the same exact way - simple internet search for gunsmiths in my zipcode ) then contacting them until I found one to thread my CVA Paramount barrel & install/time my 1pc brake ahead of time if he wanted me to separate the receiver from the barrel before I shipped it to him & if there would be an extra charge for him to do it. I packed the barrel, receiver & muzzle brake into a 3" PVC pipe I cut to the length I needed & used bubble wrap to very tightly hold everything safe inside the tube. Good ole duct tape on both ends & shipped it UPS. Now granted, my packing method may be safe, sound & helpful, but again, it may not be what Mr Hoyt wants. That was my point in length. Kind regards & good luck