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face to face sales in Florida?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by mopar92, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. mopar92

    mopar92 Well-Known Member

    Are they legal with handguns? Are they legal for a Fl resident to sell to a TN resident while on vacation to Fl? I was looking at an antique firearm while on vacation. If it is legal, it makes it easier. If not, we will got through the hassle and expense of shipping and transfers..Thanks.
  2. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    Define antique firearm.
  3. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Face-to-face firearms transfers in Florida are legal when both parties are Florida residents. A Florida resident can sell a handgun to a resident of another state, but the handgun must be transferred through FFL locations, sent from one to another in the recipient's home state.

    Federal law does not prohibit the transfer of an antique firearm across state lines. For the purposes of the law, an "antique firearm" is a firearm manufactured before 1899, or one manufactured after 1899, but replicates in appearance, operation, and ammunition, one manufactured before 1899, and uses only "rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade", (or uses a loose-powder loading system, such as a "blackpowder" gun.)
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  4. mopar92

    mopar92 Well-Known Member

    I used antique too loosely I guess.... Sounds like we will do the FFL thing. Don't want to break any laws.. Thanks.
  5. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    A handgun must only go through one FFL - an FFL in the recipient's state of residence. A private party can legally ship or hand deliver the handgun to the FFL in the recipient's state of residence, if the receiving FFL will accept it.
  6. mopar92

    mopar92 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like shipping and FFL is the way....

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