Please help me find a WA FFL


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Balog
August 8, 2007, 01:07 AM
As some of you may recall, I recently EAS'ed from the Marine Corps and moved to W. WA. Things were a bit tight at first, but now that the VA has approved my disability I have a bit of gun money. Not a lot, but some.

I want to get a couple surplus rifles before they are all gone, but I don't know of any FFl's here to do the transfer. I've had bad experiences with this in the past; who wants to pay a $30-50 transfer fee on a $70 rifle? (http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/c/c-r-guns/p/mosin-nagant-91-30/cPath/290/products_id/1041)

Anyway, I would really appreciate any help. Still trying to get my footing being a civilian.

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SASS#23149
August 8, 2007, 01:14 AM
Northwest or Southwest?

Balog
August 8, 2007, 01:30 AM
Well, I'm in North Bend. 30ish miles west of Seattle; the last town before the Pass into E. WA actually. Fall City, Carnation, and Issaquah are the nearest towns. Bellevue and Redmond are within easy driving distance and I go there every week anyway. Kirkland or Renton are also quite doable. For a really good deal I'd go to Tacoma or up into Snohomish Co ie Bothell, Woodinville etc.

JamesM
August 8, 2007, 01:31 AM
I use Discount Gun Sales. They charge $35 for a transfer but they are reasonable people and might swing a deal for C&R gun and a military man. Also, if you search gunbroker.com for WA FFLs you will find a lot. Some only charge $20.

http://www.discountgunsales.com/

they have several locations

ShooterMcGavin
August 8, 2007, 02:20 AM
I use Discount Gun Sales.
Yep, that's what I'd recommend.

Thanks for your service!

JamesM
August 8, 2007, 02:34 AM
On a side note. You could apply for a C&R then buy all the surplus guns you want. Mine took under two weeks door to door (I don’t know if this is specific to WA state) and it is only $30 for five years...

calzoom
August 8, 2007, 07:13 AM
Fall City Guns on the Carnation side of the Bridge. I've liked those guys and bought a couple guns there. Years ago.

Cliff47
August 8, 2007, 07:35 AM
I have been using Kent Jewelry and Loan in Kent on West Meeker. The owner advertises $20 transfers in the Little Nickle Ads. Good people to work with. Something to consider.

Son35
August 8, 2007, 09:57 AM
You might try Ben's Loan in Renton,WA.
They have a large selection of surplus firearms and surplus military ammo as well. I've personally bought over 10 guns in the last 10 years and been completely satisfied.

Son

Tokugawa
August 8, 2007, 11:10 AM
Join the Washington Arms Collectors- a big show in Puyallup and in Monroe ,usually every month.

Desk Jockey
August 8, 2007, 11:54 AM
I haven't looked for a while, but I'm pretty that GunBroker.com and AuctionArms.com both have a feature that lets you locate nearby FFLs by entering a zip code. Obviously, only those FFLs who have registered with their sites, but there are a ton of them. They also list how much each charges for transfers.

Chipperman
August 8, 2007, 11:56 AM
When I first glanced at the thread title, I thought it said "Waffle"

Funny how the brain works (or doesn't). :o

CountGlockula
August 8, 2007, 12:25 PM
Once you find an FFL dealer in your local area...INTERVIEW them, before doing any business with them.

I currently found one on the whim, recommended by a board member, and my pistol is still there because the FFL guy is not that knowledgeable.:mad:

Bart Noir
August 8, 2007, 02:37 PM
In the NE Bellevue area is a big range / gunshop named Wade's. I don't know the cost but the transfers might be reasonable.

If you join WAC as suggested above, you can take advantage of a member who does transfers for $10. I don't remember his name but can find out, if you are interested.

Bart Noir

Cliff47
August 8, 2007, 02:47 PM
The WAC show this weekend is at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The admission fee is applied to your first year's dues should you decide to join while at the show. Festivities start at 8:00, park across from the Blue Gate, and follow the crowd. There's plenty to choose from, and always some free literature at the 2nd Amendment Foundation table along the North wall towards the Saturday Only area.

Inner Monkey
August 8, 2007, 06:06 PM
I would also suggest you try Jason at Survival Arms. He is a very good guy & charges $25.00.

http://survivalarms.com/

Ethereal
August 8, 2007, 08:27 PM
I'd stay away from Wade's unless $40 for a transfer is fine enough for you, also it's their policy to charge an extra 10% value fee on top of that for anything "new" to discourage internet sales transferred to their shop. I'm not sure if milsurp counts as new or old stock, used, etc. My cheapest recommendation would be Quantico Arms down in the Tacoma/Lakewood area, $20 flat and you're good to go.

glk23
August 8, 2007, 09:19 PM
Rainier Guns in Tac/Lakewood also only charges a flat $20. Anyone charging much more is raping you.

Balog
August 9, 2007, 12:30 AM
I hear about WAC a lot; how do I go about joining?

I'd like to get to the fair, didn't realize it was this Saturday. I've already planned to goto the range that day.:o Maybe Sunday?

Henry Bowman
August 9, 2007, 12:37 AM
Fall City Guns on the Carnation side of the Bridge. Also known as "Guns & Roses" due to the adjacent nursery. :) Used to owned by a friend-of-some-friends. Don't know if it still is. The various pawn shops (like in Renton) may be worth a call.

umrek
August 10, 2007, 04:12 PM
Fall City Firearms is gone. DOT is turning that location into a round-a-bout.

If you don't want to travel, and $20 is ok, use Alan of Cuff-Tec. He's located in the RIM and should do just fine for a transfer. However, I haven't had the best of luck buying through him, so I can't recommend him for outright purchases. And, you can't go wrong with the WAC shows.

Alan LaBissoniere
Cuff-Tec Training, LLC
17318 432nd Ave SE
North Bend, WA 98045
phone: 206-423-7157

Transfer fee: $20.00 flat rate transfer fee

Dysfunctional Individual
August 10, 2007, 09:20 PM
I hear about WAC a lot; how do I go about joining?

Stop by the membership desk during the show or visit http://www.washingtonarmscollectors.org/.

In the long run, a good way to get cheap transfers is to establish relationships with a few FFLs. Even if you give a dealer a small amount of your business, like 10 or 20 guns in a couple months, he may be willing to cut you quite a bit of slack, or even transfer for free.

orionengnr
August 10, 2007, 09:29 PM
Even if you give a dealer a small amount of your business, like 10 or 20 guns in a couple months,

Ten or twenty in a couple of months is a small amount of your business? :what: Wow...

Your gun budget puts mine to shame...big time.

General Geoff
August 10, 2007, 09:34 PM
^^I was thinking the same thing.

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