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Offline Rolf

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Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« on: April 14, 2024, 07:08:04 PM »
I'm travelling from Norway to to Canada may 19th.  Where can I get hickory ramrod or blanks in Canada.

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Offline JH Ehlers

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 07:18:32 PM »
I have not heard of anyone selling that in Canada, but hickory planks are available at most stores that have a lumber selection available. Pick through them for a straight grained one. If you happen to be close to me I would saw it up for you.

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2024, 08:06:18 PM »
I know of no ramrods available in Canada, although there was a guy making laminated ones of various hardwoods, selling them at Rendezvous B.C.
Maybe Taylor can chime in with some information?
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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2024, 08:52:48 PM »
Canít an American company ship a hickory ramrod to Canada?

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2024, 09:47:06 PM »
I buy in bulk from American dealers when I am in need.  There is no issues with sending these to and from the States.
I have never bought split blanks - always doweled blanks.
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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2024, 11:48:18 PM »
Where are you going to be in Canada?  Maybe someone could get a shipment for you to pick up.

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2024, 12:55:19 AM »
Excellent idea!
I am sure there are any number of us who would be pleased to do that.  As a bonus, at least one of us would get to meet Rolf.  The cross-border postage is the killer.  If the timing works out, someone might be able to piggyback Rolf's order onto theirs.

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2024, 06:41:25 PM »
If Rolf is a bluenoser, he's from the opposite end of the country to us.
Is there a ram rod supplier in the Eastern USA to cut down on the postage?
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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2024, 08:30:32 PM »
Rolf is in Norway and I am indeed on the East coast.
In my experience, distance doesn't seem to have a significant influence on the cost of international shipping.  The $0.725 Canadian dollar is something else that makes cross-border purchases a little more costly.  Being a frugal lot, we try to combine orders whenever the opportunity arises.

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2024, 04:33:48 AM »
ROLF, WHAT SIZE RODS YOU NEED??????

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2024, 04:44:49 AM »
ROLF, I will be in Saskatchewan or Manitoba on that date🇨🇦. If you were nearby and I had the sizes you need I could bring some with me. Smiled  :)

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2024, 04:49:06 PM »
ROLF, I will be in Saskatchewan or Manitoba on that date🇨🇦. If you were nearby and I had the sizes you need I could bring some with me. Smiled  :)

Thank you for the kind offer, but I'm going to Crane brooks in BC. I'll be staying there from the 19th of may, heading back to Norway 26th may.  I was hoping I could get the blanks shipped to Crane brooks where I'm staying if possible. But, I don't how the mail system in Canada works/costs.
I need three blanks 3/8" for 44" long barrels.

I'd like to thank everyone for offers and suggestions. If nothing works out, I'll make the rods from ash.

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Rolf



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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2024, 07:33:39 PM »
Cranbrook, British Columbia?


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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2024, 07:38:20 PM »
Rolf,
I suspect you are going to Cranbrook, BC.
Cross-country postal service for packages generally takes about ten days to two weeks in Canada, but that can be reduced to as little as 3 days by using Expedited Shipping.  In my experience, Postal deliveries from the US take an average of two weeks, or slightly less if not held up at Customs - then all bets are off.  I would not expect ramrods to be delayed at Customs.  All considered, I would say you have plenty of time if you can put it together.
For reference, a tube 2" in diameter, 48" long and weighing 1 lb. shipped coast-to-coast would cost $45.00 for Regular Parcel Post (9 business days) and $48.00 for Xpresspost (3 days guaranteed).
Pretty costly for three blanks :-[ 

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2024, 12:07:07 PM »
Hei Rolf!
Lucky you, hope you obtein some ramrods ;)By the way, I have only visit Canada one time in 1976 as a sailor we go to Vancovuer with a OBOS bulk/oil ship the lands loock much like Norway!
Runar

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Re: Where can I buy hickory ramrods in Canada?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2024, 08:17:58 PM »
Cranbrook is quite a lovely area, with much to offer, with Elk, deer, bear, moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep for the hunter.

https://cranbrooktourism.com/
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