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Author Topic: Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.  (Read 726 times)

Offline Smeds

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Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:01:50 PM »
Picked up a new gun, added a Vortex Venom 3 moa red dot as well.  To confirm other reports, the trigger on this gun is pretty bad (at least mine is).  I compared it to my SBEII and an older Beretta AL390ST.  Both Italian's had a nice crisp trigger, but the SA-459 definitely has some creep ... takes forever to reach the point of fire.  I caught myself flinching last night while slowly squeezing the trigger.

I'm probably going to send the trigger off to Rob Roberts, as there aren't any local gunsmiths I know up in my neck of the woods.  I'm considering getting the forcing cone lengthened and polishing done as well. 

These semi-autos from Weatherby are pretty darn affordable ... might as well throw some money at it to make it even better!

Do I need to ship FFL to FFL, or can I just box it up and ship it via UPS?  Never shipped a gun before.  Thanks for any input!
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Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 02:49:33 PM »
If you're just sending it to for forcing cone work and a trigger job all he will need is the barrel and trigger group. No FFL needed, box and ship.

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Re: Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 09:14:30 AM »
As the owner of a gun, you may ship it directly to any FFL holder and he may return it directly to you.

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Re: Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 01:46:57 PM »
If you're just sending it to for forcing cone work and a trigger job all he will need is the barrel and trigger group. No FFL needed, box and ship.
As the owner of a gun, you may ship it directly to any FFL holder and he may return it directly to you.

Thanks,
Clark

Thank you ... much appreciated.
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Re: Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 02:27:15 PM »
Finally tore down the Weatherby, and boxed up the barrel and trigger assembly.  My town's local UPS drop-off is an Ace Hardware.  I was told upon arrival that gun parts in any form are forbidden to ship with UPS.  I chalked it up to an over-zealous store owner's policy ... because I couldn't find a thing on UPS' website that mentioned that.  Sure, there are some restrictions ... but a barrel and trigger fall outside of that. 

I knew the guys at the store, so I ended up sending "collectibles" to Rob Roberts Gun Works instead.   :icon_thumright:
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Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 10:26:08 AM »
I wouldn't bother with forcing cone work.  It will shoot good without it.  I sent my SA459 trigger to Rob Roberts and it came back perfect! 


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Weatherby SA-459 12 ga.
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 11:02:40 AM »
That store owner is an idiot, you can ship parts and a whole gun to an FFL, I've done it plenty!