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Posted: 9/7/2021 8:37:33 PM EDT
What companies insure machine guns?
Link Posted: 9/7/2021 8:43:42 PM EDT
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Laura @ historic firearms for everything including the ammo fort.

Edit: a portion of ammo fort*
Link Posted: 9/7/2021 9:22:09 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/8/2021 4:52:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: woodenword] [#3]
I’ve used Historic Firearms for the past 6 years.  It’s through Eastern Insurance.  Historicfirearms.com or 800-545-9326.

Link Posted: 9/8/2021 10:50:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/9/2021 11:27:00 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/13/2021 1:21:45 AM EDT
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Eastern here as well
Link Posted: 10/9/2021 5:40:01 AM EDT
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Eastern
Link Posted: 10/10/2021 2:36:31 PM EDT
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For anyone who has used both USAA VPP riders and Eastern/Historic: how do the rates/deductibles compare? Exclusions?

I'm about ready to entirely ditch USAA.
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 9:35:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Third_Rail:
For anyone who has used both USAA VPP riders and Eastern/Historic: how do the rates/deductibles compare? Exclusions?

I'm about ready to entirely ditch USAA.
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USAA VPP rates are not competitive to eastern IME
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 11:56:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:

USAA VPP rates are not competitive to eastern IME
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By Third_Rail:
For anyone who has used both USAA VPP riders and Eastern/Historic: how do the rates/deductibles compare? Exclusions?

I'm about ready to entirely ditch USAA.

USAA VPP rates are not competitive to eastern IME


Sounds like I'll be going that route then. Unless there are some exclusions or "gotchas"?
Link Posted: 10/17/2021 11:43:15 PM EDT
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I have current VPP policies with both Eastern/Historic as well as USAA.

The USAA policy covers $150K of jewelry/watches/art  for ~$1,100 per year. That works out to be ~$7.5 per thousand dollars of coverage.

Eastern/Historic covers $500K worth of firearms for $1,500 per year or $3 per thousand dollars of coverage.

Granted these are a bit apples to oranges in terms of the items with different risk profiles (jewelry and art vs. gun) but when I called USAA about firearm coverage they initially told me they couldn't do it in the amount I needed/wanted and when pushed came back with some ludicrous policy premium amount like $5,000+ per year.

We have all of our insurance through USAA (home, auto, umbrella) but if you want to insure guns Historic/Eastern is the way to go vs. USAA in my experience.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 10/18/2021 3:28:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/18/2021 11:16:12 AM EDT
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Is there a particular contact person at Eastern ?
Link Posted: 10/18/2021 11:37:40 PM EDT
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Laura Sewall CIC, CISR
Senior Account Manager
Historic Firearms Insurance Dept.
1-800-545-9326
[email protected],
Link Posted: 10/19/2021 11:19:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By jbntex:
I have current VPP policies with both Eastern/Historic as well as USAA.

The USAA policy covers $150K of jewelry/watches/art  for ~$1,100 per year. That works out to be ~$7.5 per thousand dollars of coverage.

Eastern/Historic covers $500K worth of firearms for $1,500 per year or $3 per thousand dollars of coverage.

Granted these are a bit apples to oranges in terms of the items with different risk profiles (jewelry and art vs. gun) but when I called USAA about firearm coverage they initially told me they couldn't do it in the amount I needed/wanted and when pushed came back with some ludicrous policy premium amount like $5,000+ per year.

We have all of our insurance through USAA (home, auto, umbrella) but if you want to insure guns Historic/Eastern is the way to go vs. USAA in my experience.

Hope this helps.
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"Ludicrous policy premium" perfectly describes my situation with USAA.

The policy I hold is now north of $10 per thousand in coverage. I wish I were kidding. It's kept creeping up year by year with more outrageous requirements - regular appraisals and storage requirements - as time has gone by.

Looks like Eastern is good to go and I'll be doing that ASAP.
Link Posted: 10/22/2021 7:36:45 AM EDT
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Another vote for Eastern. Laura is great. Jack (may he Rest In Peace) was amaxing. I always enjoyed speaking with him.
Link Posted: 10/22/2021 3:12:40 PM EDT
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Eastern as well and as pointed out by others Laura is easy and great to deal with.
Link Posted: 11/3/2021 2:58:22 PM EDT
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For anyone who has used both USAA VPP riders and Eastern/Historic: how do the rates/deductibles compare? Exclusions?

I'm about ready to entirely ditch USAA.
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I think I used to pay like $250 per $50k coverage with "1 item over 20k" (not sure if that matters to the price) with Eastern
Link Posted: 11/7/2021 11:10:57 AM EDT
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The nice thing about Eastern is that they can combine other certain collections to get a cheaper rate per 1000.
Also at 500K one doesnt have to itemize each item below 50K. A huge time saver.
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