FFL Transfers and gun trades...Legit?


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Birdmang
July 6, 2009, 12:13 PM
Is there any kind of built in mechanism for trading firearms through an FFL that makes sure both parties get their firearm?

Lets say I want to trade with someone so I ship out to his local FFL, can he only get the gun after he has shipped mine out through the same person, how does that work?

Thanks.

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deadin
July 6, 2009, 01:03 PM
I believe you would have to get a FFL that was willing to act as an Escrow Agent. (They probably would charge for the service.)

NavyLCDR
July 6, 2009, 01:25 PM
The FFL is there to do the paperwork for the background check, not to mediate a business deal.

waterhouse
July 6, 2009, 01:30 PM
The only way to tell is to call your specific dealer and ask (as well as the other trader's specific dealer). I'd be happy to do it for a repeat customer or if the money was right.

The FFL is there to do the paperwork for the background check, not to mediate a business deal.

While this is certainly true for the general transfer price, I'd bet many dealers would facilitate a deal for more money.

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