Educate Me on This!


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Olympus
November 11, 2008, 09:29 AM
I'm looking to trade rifles with someone whom I don't know. I'm in Missouri and he's in Michigan. How does the whole transfer thing work? I've never done this before. How do I know that he'll ship me his rifle when I ship him mine? Do we both ship them at the same time? Do we need to both sign a bill of sale? Explain this process to me. I want to make sure I'm covering all my bases before I initiate anything.

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SaxonPig
November 11, 2008, 09:39 AM
Each of you arranges with a local gun dealer to transfer the rifle to you from the out of state trader. Each of you ships his rifle to the other's dealer. It's legal to ship the gun to the dealer, but some dealers want the gun shipped by another dealer so ask first and you may have to pay your dealer to ship the gun is this case. Each dealer then transfers the respective rifle to the individual. The dealer will charge a fee for this, usually in the $20-$40 range.

www.GunBroker.com home page will have a list of transfer dealers in your area under "Buyers."

As for guarantees that all will go, there are none. You must have faith.

98C5
November 11, 2008, 10:44 AM
Saxon is correct. As far as who ships first, I would say the first one who initiated it.

Olympus
November 11, 2008, 10:47 AM
So do I have to pay an FFL fee AND a shipping fee or does the FFL fee cover shipping as well?

98C5
November 11, 2008, 11:05 AM
Both FFL & shipping fee. Shouldn't be too much.

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