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Is this right?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JDSlack, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. JDSlack

    JDSlack Well-Known Member

    I sold a revover, through the forum, and when I went to a gunshop in my area, the guy says he has to hold the gun 30 days and log it into HIS book, before he can ship it to another FFL. Is that true? Because I have shipped handguns before (it has been about a year, and through a different dealer)and have never been told that. I always thought that the dealer was only acting as a "shipping agent" to conform with the requirements of the law.
    Any comments?
  2. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    Sounds very fishy to me. Get your gun back and go elsewhere.

  3. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    You can ship directly to another FFL according to the BATF and do not have to go through this guy. Go to the BATF website and the FAQs will give you the specifics.
  4. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    One comment on that though. Some FFLs will not accept a transfer directly from an individual. They want it from another FFL which is a load of bull but its thier rules, I'll go somewhere else.

  5. JDSlack

    JDSlack Well-Known Member

    I thought it sounded bogus.

    Thanks, IAMKRIS, I had hoped that I could ship direct to the receiving FFL, but he will only take transfers from other FFLs. Like Tarply says, that is BS too, but I was willing to accomodate the buyer, even though it cost me a few bucks. I'm going to find another dealer. Hope this guy appreceiates what this cost him, I had planned to pick up a very nice used model 19 from him, and had purchased two or three other guns there in the past six months. No more.
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Good for you! I refuse to do business with ignoramuses.
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's All-

    Mr. Slack I don't believe this FFL holder is telling you
    the truth. He should handle the transfer for you with
    NO problems. I can't find that type info anywhere in
    the Gun Control Law's! Maybe some city, county, or
    state ordance on the 30 day wait; but its not covered
    by Federal Law.

    *FootNote- a N.C.I.C. record check (for stolen) only
    takes a few minute's; add to that a couple of extra
    minutes to log the weapon in question in and out
    of a dealer's log book, and at the maximum, a FFL
    has spent about 5 minutes. * The extra minute is
    for him to scratch his head and ---; wondering what
    to do!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  8. Graystar

    Graystar Well-Known Member

    At least in NYS it's required by law. FFLs can't accept guns from non-licensees.
  9. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    I THINK that he has to log it through his book as a straight through transfer, but I'm certain that there is absolutely NO requirement that he hold the gun for 30 days.

    I've bought several firearms via individuals from other states who have simply taken the gun to their FFL dealer, and 3 or 4 days later it shows up at my FFL dealer.

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