I think I already have the answer but I want to make sure before I commit a federal offense...and get the other end in trouble along the way... I have been looking for a specific rifle, cannot or have not yet, found one locally....found one that a guy has in Alabama...this is the one I want to purchase unless legally prohibited... When talking to a local FFL generically, he said basically, unless ruled out by local gun laws, a private citizen could send directly to him and he would facilitate the federal paperwork to legalize the transaction... I have never been a party to a non-local gun sale/purchase so not sure what exactly the legalisms are... Does anyone know what the transfer laws are for Alabama and is it just simple as the other party packing up the rifle and shipping it to my FFL?