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  • Born Here

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    Sep 28, 2022
    The Woods
    Yep, if the gunsmith has lee way in some of this then that sounds like the best thing to do is ask them before dropping it off.


    my mama says I'm special
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    Feb 1, 2010
    He likely just told you he was a FFL so you would know he could do transfers for you. Likely charges a very small fee for it.

    Lots of gun guys order guns online, but have to use a local FFL to accept the shipped gun, at which point you fill out a 4473 like you are buying it from them. Only you have already paid the online seller, and you just pay the FFL their fee, which varies from one to another. I have seen from $15 to $50 per transfer. (not per gun)

    For example I bought a Ruger 10-22 break-down edition from Palmetto State Armory (good prices usually). I paid them for it, then had them ship it to a local FFL. Then I filled out the 4473 at my local FFL, paid his fee, then got my already paid for gun.


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    Mar 19, 2008
    'Top of the hill, Kerr County!
    Selling to individuals is sooo much easier (and sometimes a better deal). As long as the seller has no reason to believe the buyer is a felon, etc., the seller can legally sell it to them.
    And on the other end of that, if the seller knows, for some reason, the buyer is illegal to posses a firearm, buyer and seller can get in a lot of trouble.


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    Jun 28, 2022
    Elmo, Texas
    Never had to at my go to shop in Wills Point. Never left one overnight though, they may have a different procedure then. They always get to me right away and I am in and out in an hour most of the time. Little stuff like trigger work, sights and diagnosing of a problem once with a gas block.
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