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How long to send FFL to seller?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gossamer, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. gossamer

    gossamer Well-Known Member

    Hoping some who are FFLs might weigh in:

    I purchased a gun via GunBroker. Paid, etc.. I contacted my local FFL and they said they would send the FFL to the seller. I know they're busy these days (or so I'm told :) )

    I know there is something about how they have 24 hours to enter their receipt of the firearm into their log within 24 hours. But, is there anything covering how long they have to send their FFL to the seller/shipper? Or how long is a reasonable amount of time to give them to send the FFL info to the seller? Or, to put it another way, how long should I give them before I ping them again?

    Thanks as always for the input.
  2. kimbershot

    kimbershot Well-Known Member

    get a file ffl copy--have it signed for the particular transaction and mail it your self with the $$ to the seller's ffl holder--always worked for me.

    good luck.
  3. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    IMHO, they should send it same day or the next, assuming you gave them everything they need.
  4. gossamer

    gossamer Well-Known Member

    Well, I gave them everything they asked for (the said they would email it).

    Kimbershoot: That makes sense but I'm not sure how/where to find a file copy of their particular FFL.
  5. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Why not fax it or email it?
  6. CLP

    CLP Well-Known Member

    I second email. My FFL has emailed his license to Widener's, Brownells, and Buds. No problems with any, and it only took him a few minutes.
  7. gossamer

    gossamer Well-Known Member

    My FFL said they will email it to the seller. My question is just (1) is there a mandated amount of time they have to do so? and, if not, (2) how long is reasonable/respectable for them to do it? Before I "remind" them so as to not invite negative feedback (and so I can get my new-to-me gun)?
  8. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    1) im not sure there is a legally mandated amount of time they have to send it in, they dont have to send it at all if they dont want to...

    2) a 'reasonable' amount of time?....ide call back in 3-4 days if they havent sent it in that time.
  9. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

    See if you can find an FFL with whom you can establish a good relationship for future orders. My FFL gave me a signed copy of his FFL that I can send to anyone, and even sent me a scanned copy to save on my computer so I can email it directly to any seller. I always tell him immediately after I buy something and advise that I'm sending the scanned copy so he knows what's happening all the time. The original signed copy is to keep in case I find something that I need to buy right now and have sent to him. :D
  10. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member


    If they can't do it in two days find another FFL.
  11. ezypikns

    ezypikns Well-Known Member

    My FFL Guy......

    sends a copy by FAX. Almost always the same day.

    They also charge 10.00 for a transfer to ANYONE. They really support our
    2nd Ammendment Rights. They are absolutely reliable.

    If you're in the DFW area call Lewisville Pawn Shop. I don't think you'll be disappointed
  12. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    Is the seller a licensee? If not, no copy of the license will go out, you get the numbers to run using ATF's FFL EzCheck.

    If the seller is an FFL, does he accept an emailed copy of the license? Some want only faxes, and I've encountered two that didn't even want that, they wanted a mailed, wet-ink copy of my license.
  13. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member


    I just shoot him an email of what I have incoming from whatever state and I dont have to bother him its a win win for both of us.
  14. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    You don't "find" one, the FFL (if he is stupid enough) gives you one.

    There is no "rule" as to how long they have ... I tend to send mine within minutes of being given the "where to" information. I'd give them a day, then bug them again. As long as it gets there before your payment does it won't slow anything down.
  15. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    ... ahhh yes, the Troglodyte Flat Earthers ....
  16. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    One was an 03 selling a modern gun. :banghead:
  17. gossamer

    gossamer Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. I ended up finding an FFL 2 blocks from my house who send his FFL in less than 2 hours and charged me less than my (now former) FFL.

    To my knowledge they never did send him the FFL info. IF this guy works out I'll be very happy as I can swing by his place on my runs and tie new purchases to my dogs back for the .5 mile trip back home.
  18. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Email works. Most have a scan of their license. The seller should check to make sure the receiving FFL is on the list and probably give them a call.
  19. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Why do you say that?
  20. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    Some dealers are worried that someone would take the copy and change the info on it to obtain firearms w/o an ffl.

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