Not something I've ever seen before, but a very good display piece, this clay pigeon ejector measures 18" long and weighs just over 1 lb. The metal parts are rusty, and this may not work as originally intended. The wooden handle has a dark patina. The metal arm just to the left of the spring is marked "JAPAN" and I could find no other markings. The good news is that it is not rusted through and would clean up pretty well if that's what you want. It would be hard to clean the rusty spring, but the spring does stretch.
As of 2016 we are switching over to calculated shipping for most large and fragile items. We will estimate the shipping weight and size of each packaged item and shipping will be based on this estimate. If we find that an item fits safely into a smaller packing box, we will refund any overage in the cost of shipping if that overage is $1 or more.
Items that weigh less than one pound after packaging may be eligible to be shipped via First Class Mail. This could save the buyer some money as any $1 difference in the shipping cost will be refunded. Please request First Class Mail for any really small items.
Books will be shipped, insured, via Media Mail in most cases.
Also, shipping can be figured out prior to purchase. Please feel free to request this service.
If calculated shipping is not used for a particular item, Shipping costs are estimated as if the item will be shipped to the East or West Coast, however shipping to the Midwest is much less. If we overestimate the cost of shipping by $1 or more we do refund the difference. The result is that nearly all of our buyers pay the actual cost of shipping and insurance with no hidden handling fees.
Please allow us up to 3 days after purchase to ship your order. At BUDDHAGAL we usually use USPS Priority Mail to get the item to you quickly. USPS automatically insures items sent this way that are valued up to $100. Larger items that are more costly to ship may be sent via Parcel Select (formerly Parcel Post). You can request Parcel Select if you 'd prefer to spend less on shipping, but it does take several days longer to arrive. Parcel Select items will also be insured.
SHIPPING TO HAWAII: Items will be shipped insured via Parcel Select in most cases. Items may take as long as 4 weeks to arrive. Items shipped to Hawaii may require additional postage. Transactions can be easily canceled if the additional postage is cost prohibitive. Buyers can request Priority Mail shipping and pay the difference.
SHIPPING TO ALASKA: Items to Alaska will be shipped insured via Parcel Select in most cases. Items shipped to Alaska may require additional postage. Transactions can be easily canceled if the additional postage is cost prohibitive. Buyers can request Priority Mail shipping and pay the difference.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LOST OR DAMAGED IN THE MAIL. WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR ITEMS DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING.
In the event that USPS attempts to deliver an item, leaves notices, and is still unable to complete the delivery I can refund the sale price once the item comes back to me. The shipping price cannot be refunded.
CHRISTMAS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS: We can never guarantee that an item will arrive in time for gift giving. We will do our best to get an item shipped same day or next day after purchase.
To further keep costs down I recycle used boxes. Wrapping items in lots of bubble wrap ensures a safe delivery, which sometimes causes me to use larger boxes.
If a potential buyer prefers, they can convo me their zip code and I will change the shipping cost to the actual cost of shipping before they purchase the item. I do not expect to be reimbursed if I under estimate shipping costs. We do combine items for shipping and refund any overage of $1 or more in the shipping payment.
We ship only to the United States. No international shipping.
Here at BUDDHAGAL we accept Paypal and direct check out. It's the safest and easiest way to do business. If you must cancel your order please notify us immediately as items may have already shipped. Once an item is shipped the shipping cost cannot be refunded. Please note that per Etsy policy items placed in your shopping cart are not ON HOLD, and unless you pay for it, anybody else can still purchase the item.. We will be happy to "reserve" an item for you per your request by simply changing the title of the item to "Reserved For Buyer". MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: All musical instruments are sold "AS IS" with the understanding that most vintage instruments may require repair or restoration to bring them to maximum playability. With that in mind, we do still accept returns on musical instruments if these repairs prove to be more than expected. We will refund the entire purchasing price. Shipping costs are not refundable. Please ask questions and ask for specific photos before purchasing.
WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR ITEMS DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING.
Returns & exchanges
Vintage items always show wear and age. Items are described to the best of our ability. We expect to miss a blemish occasionally in our descriptions, so please ask for more photos or specific info before purchasing if this is a concern. Most of these items are many decades old and are seldom pristine.
We do allow returns and refunds. Contact us within 3 days of receiving your item. The refund will be made after we receive the item back at BUDDHAGAL. Only the sale price will be refunded not the shipping. Buyer also pays return postage. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LOST OR DAMAGED IN THE MAIL.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: All musical instruments are sold "AS IS" with the understanding that most vintage instruments may require repair or restoration to bring them to maximum playability. This includes items that we have restored. With that in mind, we do still accept returns on musical instruments if these repairs prove to be more than expected. We will refund the entire purchasing price. Shipping costs are not refundable. Please ask questions and ask for specific photos before purchasing.
ELECTRONICS: Old radios, cameras, and clocks are quirky. They may work properly when we have them and be knocked about during shipping so that they don't work so well when they arrive. Often the repair may involve something as simple as reattaching a wire. With this in mind we do sell these items AS IS, but allow for returns and exchanges if they cannot be repaired.
SPORTING GOODS: Most old sporting goods have been used for their intended purpose, and most show a lot of wear and tear. Baseball gloves may be missing some lacing, ice skates may have rust on the blades, footballs may not hold air. While we try to describe and/or photograph most blemishes, we may miss something. Please feel free to ask for additional photos and ask specific questions about Sporting Goods before purchasing. Even if we miss something and a buyer doesn't ask about an issue, we still do allow returns on these items.
WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR ITEMS DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING. Buyers may request additional insurance.
USPS automatically insures items valued up to $100 when it is sent via Priority Mail. Items sent via Parcel Select will have insurance added. Insurance is for shipping only, should the item become lost or damaged during shipping.
RESERVED or ON HOLD items: I am happy to put an item ON HOLD or RESERVED for anyone wishing to arrange payment or determine actual shipping costs. I can do this for up to 3 days unless the potential buyer requests more time. If this HELD or RESERVED item is purchased by a third party in the meantime, I may have to cancel that transaction as a courtesy to the person for whom the item is being held. .