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Shipping Guns...Just Checking?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin77, Dec 11, 2009.

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  1. dolphin77

    dolphin77 Member

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    The few times I have purchased a gun from an individual, not a dealer, I have always sent the individual a copy of my dealers ffl for him to send the gun to. Does the individual seller have to send a copy of his dealers ffl along with the gun? Thanks WC
     
  2. short shucker

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    Nope, just a photocopy of their drivers liscense and telephone number. The shipper only provides a signed ffl if they are a ffl.

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  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Except for California, as far as I know, only the receiving end has to be an FFL holder.

    Why would an individual selling to an FFL need to go find a license somewhere?

    HM
     
  4. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    California is in there own world when it comes to this subject.
     
  5. k newman

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    a lot of FFL holders won't accept guns from individuals nowadays because they can't ship it directly back if they need to - -say someone inspects it and is not satisfied, or it's not as described.
     
  6. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    K newman Think about it . Your FFL gets a gun in and it,s not as described .

    Your FFL just sends it back to the shipper (owner) It,s still his gun and will be untill the paper work is done . Any FFL can send a gun back to THE OWNER . Remember it,s not yours untill the paper is done .
     
  7. OldRemFan

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    Another reason some dealers want a FFL with an incoming gun is way too many bogus drivers licenses floating around nowadays. Not good when a stolen gun gets traced back to you by the ATF and you can't verify the copy of the drivers license you have on file.
     
  8. k newman

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    alf-99 - you're right. I've been listening to what I've been told too many times. I think the folks telling me this aren't thinking logical - thanks
     
  9. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Just pack it right ans send it to the FFL and for who it is for. Quit complicating the issue.
     
  10. Limpy100

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    DOLPHIN 77 you can ship a gun to an ffl without an ffl. some ups and fed ex stores don't even know that.rember if is a pistol it must go overnight express.
     
  11. Limpy100

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    if you pack it and it is damaged they will not pay. they lust say it was not packed right
     
  12. jdsfarms

    jdsfarms Well-Known Member

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    I think FFl's have the right to require whatever they deem necessary,if you don't agree don't use them but check with them and the party your doing business with first it saves a lot of hassle and hard feelings.My FFL will accept guns from private individuals,after having some issues in the past I always make it clear upfront and ask if the other parties if their FFL will do the same.In the event the gun was unacceptable the gun can be returned to the owner by the FFL.Jerry
     
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