Murff’s Claminator™ Stainless Steel Clam Guns
Our clam guns are truly built by clammers, for clammers. We have worked hard to build the best, most reliable clam guns you can buy. They are made of the finest stainless steel to offer maximum protection against sea water, and every-day wear and tear. Perfect for digging razor and gapper clams!
We offer the discounted flat rate of $5.00 for ground shipping of our standard clam gun products for customers located in WA and OR. All other states in the continental US (does not include Alaska or Hawaii) will be charged the discounted flat rate of $9.50. Please contact us to ask about expedited shipping options. We can also ship our products globally and we are happy to provide a shipping quote for your desired destination. Please write us via the contact form to request a quote for shipping options.
We do not have a retail location. All pickup orders are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance with Dale Murff. Please contact Dale prior to purchasing at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a pickup time. Customers must also bring proof of purchase.
|for the taller digger 5’11” and taller|
|for 5’6″ – 5’10″ diggers|
|for 5′ – 5’5″ diggers|
|for kids as young as 8 years old|
|We offer a variety of custom guns for specialty needs or personal preference including: custom sizes, oval clam guns, as well as horseneck clam and geoduck specific guns. Use the contact form or send us an email and tell us what you are looking for.|
We recommend that the handle of your clam gun be about "belt buckle" height. To find your size, measure from the ground to your belt buckle.
|Handle Vent Hole|
U-Name-It Welding and Fabrication, d.b.a. TheClaminator.com
Our refund and returns policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have passed since your purchase, we do not guarantee a full refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:
- Obvious signs of use or damage
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
- Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery
Murff’s Claminator™ stainless steel clam guns are covered by our limited lifetime warranty which covers manufacture defects (i.e. broken welds).
The warranty does not cover damage from excessive abuse, including bent barrels or tubes. Rust is not covered under the warranty. Any damage, such as a deformed or bent barrel, can likely be reworked to allow better function but, depending on the extent of the damage, a fee may apply. Rubber gaskets are not covered under the warranty but replacement gaskets can be purchased.
Murff’s Claminator™ stainless steel shovels are covered by our limited lifetime warranty which covers manufacture defects (i.e. broken welds). Bent blades or handles are considered to be excessive abuse and are not covered under the warranty. Rust is not covered under the warranty. Repairs may be available for a fee.
Murff’s Claminator™ stainless steel shovels with wood handles are covered by a limited lifetime warranty which covers manufacture defects (i.e. broken welds). Bent blades or handles are considered to be excessive abuse and are not covered under the warranty. Rust is not covered under the warranty. Repairs may be available for a fee. Broken handles are considered excessive abuse and a $40 fee will applied to replace a broken wood handle.
General Care Recommendations
Murff’s Claminator™ products are tools and should be treated with the care that any quality tool requires. These products are made to extremely high standards of quality. Taken care of, they should provide years (even generations) of use. Rinsing with fresh water after each use will reduce the chance of the stainless steel becoming rusted or pitted. The valve and vent tube should also be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water and should be free of sand or other debris before storing. Listen for the rattle of the valve bolt! If it rattles, its working properly! Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on cleaning and care of your Murff’s Claminator™ products.
Warranty and Repair Claims
Warranty or repair inquiries should be directed to U-Name-It Welding and Fabrication. Please do not contact or return your Murff’s Claminator™ product to the store where purchased.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, usually within 10 business days.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at email@example.com and send your item to the address below.
Occasionally, we get questions from customers about problems they are having with their valve getting stuck in the closed position. We have created a FAQ page to address many of these issues and to offer some solutions.
First off, There is a wide range of sand consistencies. Drier sand tends to adversely affect the valve action efficiency. To prevent your clam gun valve from getting stuck or clogging up with sand you should frequently (every hole or two) rinse the valve in the surf or a tide pool and give it an occasional little twist/shake to let the valve rattle around. This will help to keep the vent tube clear and prevent it from clogging up.
You may occasionally find that valve is stuck in the closed position. (This is quite easy to determine because it means the vent tube will not be working and the clam gun will be much harder to pull a core out of the sand). Try rinsing the valve in the surf or a tide pool. If that doesn’t work to free the valve, try laying the clam gun down, horizontally in the surf or a side pool, allowing water to enter the top of the vent tube to “flush” the valve clean. Again, give the gun a little twist/shake and listen for the rattle, insuring the valve is operating correctly.
If the above methods do not work to free the valve, the next step is to carefully pry the valve open. Sometimes this can be accomplished with just a fingernail. You can also use a small flat-head screw driver or pocket knife to gently pry it open. Once free, rinse thoroughly in the surf or a tide pool to clean out any remaining sand.
Upon inspection of a few guns returned due to claims of valve defect. I have found most of them had dried sand in the vent tube and with a rinse and a few taps, it freed the sand and the gun was completely operable.
Again, please check out the FAQ page for more information and solutions.
CAUTION: Although the valve has a Phillips (cross) head, it is not designed to be twisted or unscrewed. By doing so, you risk breaking off the rivet that is holding it in place.