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FFL transfer in Houston needed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by phantomak47, Oct 16, 2006.

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  1. phantomak47

    phantomak47 Member

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    I am planning on getting a few firearms from a deceased family friend and I need an FFL in houston that recevies transfers. Thanks
     
  2. wdlsguy

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    My condolences on your loss. I assume the other party lived in another state? If not, no FFL is required. Were you named in the will as the recipient of the firearms by any chance? If so, no FFL is required.
     
  3. phantomak47

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    Its an out of state transfer, so I need FFL to FFL. thank you, this guy was a true old time gun guy.
     
  4. oneshooter

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    What part of Houston do you live in? Knowing that I may be able to find you a dealer close to home.

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  5. springmom

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    If you go to Gallery of Guns www.galleryofguns.com you can find FFL's locally. It will let you put in your zip code and then tell you which ones are closest. :D

    Springmom
     
  6. CleverNickname

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    Actually, you might not. This is why wdlsguy asked if you were named in the will as a recipient of the firearms.

    18 USC 922(a)3 states that interstate transfers between non-FFLs are illegal, but then gives an exception in 922(a)3A that says:

    So if the will specifically named you as inheriting a specific firearm, then the will's executor should be able to just mail you the firearm.
     
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    if the gun(s) in question is a handgun, only an FFL can use US Mail. Mere mortals have to get ripped by UPS or FedEx. Long guns are OK in the mail.

    And, even if not explicitly named in the will, only the receiving end has to be an FFL by law. Some FFLs will accept guns only from another FFL but that's a policy, not a law. If you encounter that, find another FFL...lists exist on gunbroker, Auction Arms and Gallery as noted above. Most retail shops will do it but you're often looking at $50 or more per weapon.
    /Bryan
     
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    Handguns need to go FedEx or UPS. Rifles and shotguns can go USPS, FedEx or UPS.
     
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    Check out republic arms in Houston. The owner's name is Art. I think there is a site too if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    it has to be FFL to FFL the way it works out, I have checked this out.


    I am in The Spring area.
     
  11. rangerruck

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    the cheapest in town , of a company nature is Park hill gun workds. All the guns stores do it as well, but they cost 50 dollars!!! Park Hill is a gunsmith shop( the guy is excellent) and he charges i think 25 dollars for one. and less money if doing two or more.
     
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    Tomball Pawn charges $25.

    If you look hard on ar15.com there's a guy who only charges $10 or $15 but I forget what his handle is.
     
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    South Texas Tripods does FFL exchanges for Gallery of Guns. They are just north of Louetta, southbound I-45. Address: 23019 I-45 N. Spring Ph: 281-288-4422.

    HTH.

    Springmom
     
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    thanks for the help
     
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