best way to trade guns when not FTF


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BUGUDY
March 26, 2010, 02:22 PM
I have never traded any guns not being FTF. What is a way where both parties are comfortable with the deal. I am guessing that one might have both parties use a FFL an have the FFL persons contact each other before shipping ?.

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mgkdrgn
March 26, 2010, 04:29 PM
If you are talking about one state resident to another, that is what you pretty much must do.

If you have to involve two FFLs then the added cost is likely to make the deal not worth the effort (I would think you would be adding another $40 anyway, plus what ever the shipping will be).

wishin
March 26, 2010, 04:47 PM
The major problem I'd have with trades via long distance (mail) is being able to ascertain condition unless you're dealing with a known seller. There's the complication of both parties dealing with an unknown, be it FFL (out of state) or not.

BUGUDY
March 26, 2010, 06:16 PM
If both parties are shipping a long gun, it ships to a FFL. So this could be a trade situation, two rifles to two FFL's in a trade. My question is the "trust" factor, each person has to trust that the other is actually shipping at the same time. So I guess an FFL on both ends for both parties is the only safe way, which would hamper $ the trade.

merlinfire
March 26, 2010, 06:24 PM
I know for sure the recipient has to be an FFL and I think the sender may need to be one too. If its C&R eligible (old mosin nagants, etc) you just need a C&R

BHP FAN
March 26, 2010, 06:24 PM
I do it all the time.There is a large element of trust involved,and your reputation is on the line.This is why I tend to understate a little on the condition.Nobody is ever peeved when they receive something in a little better condition then stated.Always go through a reputable FFL, known to you to be honest.Get the price up front,including FFL fees and DOJ. Nobody likes surprises.

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