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Selling a pistol - Need FFL or not ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by GBatch_25, May 20, 2012.

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  1. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    I'm sure this has been stated in a prior post, but I'm too lazy to find it.

    I live in Illinois. If I sell a pistol in Illinois, I can do it, legally, without the involvement of a FFL. Completion of a bill of sale with sufficient info is satisfactory and legal.

    If I sell a pistol across state lines, I know I have to send it TO a FFL for the buyer. Do I have to have a FFL on my end send it OR may I do it myself, assuming the buyer's FFL will accept sufficient ID from me ( DL, FOID etc.) ??

    Would appreciate any FFLs on here who care to chime in. If you'd rather PM me, that's fine.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  2. Diamond Grade

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    Any handgun must have a transfer done and a background check through a FFL.
     
  3. Gunn

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    Most FFL holders want to receive from an FFL holder. But individual preference. Tim
     
  4. Loyac

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    FFL to FFL in CA.
     
  5. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    States can regulate the sale of firearms in the state and I think Illinois has some rulings on that

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Put out by Illinois. Private purchases is addressed.


    http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/9-049.pdf
     
  7. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    I bought a revolver from a friend. I took it and the bill of sale down to the local sheriffs, registered it, no problem. Don't know if I broke any laws here in MI, but it worked. No complaints from the sheriff. Bill
     
  8. TOOLMAKER 251

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    If the firearm is pre 1898 for example a Colt SAA there is no FFL required,it's left up to the state to decide the requirements. In Pa. I can walk in a gun shop, buy a 1896 Colt SAA in 44-40 and walk out the door with no paper work.
     
  9. Auctioneer

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    In the state of Va if you have a buyer do a face to face tran's NO FFL is needed. If it goes outside the state YES you need a FFL.
     
  10. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Gene, I sent you a pm, you do not need to use an FFL to send it just receive it
     
  11. GBatch_25

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    Thx for the assist, guys.

    musketman: If I were you, I'd put up a separate thread with a different title.

    Gene Batchelar
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  12. Brian in Oregon

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    What is a "full carry permit"?
     
  13. trapshooteraa27aa

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    Musketman, Not every state may recognize your state ccw. Who ever you took your class from or go to someone whos giving classes and they can give you some paperwork on this.
    Chris
     
  14. jimrich60

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    musketman

    "Sorry for piggy back but if i have a full carry permit and i want to travel around the u.s. is that legal except for NYC? Can i carry it loaded while i drive? thanks"

    You can legally carry only in your home state and those states who have agreed to recognize your home state (and/or out of state, if you have one) CCW permit/license. The below site will give you a pretty good idea of which states accept those licenses you have.

    https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/travel/#

    Jim R
     
  15. skeet_man

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    You cannot legally possess any handgun in NYS w/ out a NYS permit. NYS does not recognize any other states permit, and no other state recognizes NYS. NYC requires its own permit, separate from any NYS permit, and is extremely difficult to obtain.
     
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