Selling guns


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BP Hunter
January 26, 2011, 01:51 PM
Hey Folks!

I am hoping to sell some handguns at THR. I have not done it before except for a blackpowder 1858 New Army that I sold to one of the THR members a few years back.

What's the legal procedure in selling them. Do I need a local FFL to have that transferred out of town/state?

I have tried selling them to some people I know, but times are hard so they can't afford them. I also tried the LGS but they want 15-18% of the selling price. I think I may have a better deal seeling them here at THR.

Thanks for your input.

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oneounceload
January 26, 2011, 02:01 PM
you will most likely be cheaper using a FFL on your end so he can ship via USPS, otherwise you're looking at some expensive air shipping via UPS or Fedex

steven58
January 26, 2011, 02:43 PM
go to gunbroker http://www.gunbroker.com/ even if you decide not to use them they have an excellent section on shipping requirements as a non FFL seller.

BP Hunter
January 27, 2011, 01:26 AM
I am thinking of placing the handguns on the local newspaper ad. Where would be the BEST place to do a FTF sell?

NavyLCDR
January 27, 2011, 05:21 AM
To sell them to a resident of the same state (WA), no FFL is required. However, you will not find a company that will ship the handguns to another private party in WA even though it would be legal to do so. If you are going to sell them to another private party in WA without an FFL, you will probably have to meet them face to face.

If the buyer is not a resident of WA, the handguns must be shipped or delivered to an FFL in the buyer's state of residence. You can ship the handguns via FEDEX or UPS, but by company policy must go by next day air, so you will pay a lot. You can take the handguns to a WA FFL who can use the US Post Office to mail the handguns to another FFL, and that would most likely be cheapest.

If you find a face to face buyer, I have always just met in a discreet part of a public parking lot at Wal Mart or McDonald's and done the transaction there.

o Unforgiven o
January 27, 2011, 05:28 AM
To sell them to a resident of the same state (WA), no FFL is required. However, you will not find a company that will ship the handguns to another private party in WA even though it would be legal to do so. If you are going to sell them to another private party in WA without an FFL, you will probably have to meet them face to face.

If the buyer is not a resident of WA, the handguns must be shipped or delivered to an FFL in the buyer's state of residence. You can ship the handguns via FEDEX or UPS, but by company policy must go by next day air, so you will pay a lot. You can take the handguns to a WA FFL who can use the US Post Office to mail the handguns to another FFL, and that would most likely be cheapest.

If you find a face to face buyer, I have always just met in a discreet part of a public parking lot at Wal Mart or McDonald's and done the transaction there.

Slightly off topic here but does that apply to other states as well? (namely Florida since that's where I live)

NavyLCDR
January 27, 2011, 10:54 AM
Yes, Florida is the same way.

BP Hunter
January 27, 2011, 03:08 PM
One more question, maybe stupid, but important. Is it "legal" to place an ad in the newspaper to sell 4 handguns?

NavyLCDR
January 27, 2011, 06:37 PM
Yes, it is. They normally go in the sporting goods section.

351 WINCHESTER
January 27, 2011, 09:06 PM
Beware that once you place an add in the paper all kinds of people, good and bad will know you have guns and know where you live.

Art Eatman
January 28, 2011, 12:16 PM
Question answered.

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