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FFL Transfers and gun trades...Legit?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Birdmang, Jul 6, 2009.

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  1. Birdmang

    Birdmang Member

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    Is there any kind of built in mechanism for trading firearms through an FFL that makes sure both parties get their firearm?

    Lets say I want to trade with someone so I ship out to his local FFL, can he only get the gun after he has shipped mine out through the same person, how does that work?

    Thanks.
     
  2. deadin

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    I believe you would have to get a FFL that was willing to act as an Escrow Agent. (They probably would charge for the service.)
     
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    The FFL is there to do the paperwork for the background check, not to mediate a business deal.
     
  4. waterhouse

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    The only way to tell is to call your specific dealer and ask (as well as the other trader's specific dealer). I'd be happy to do it for a repeat customer or if the money was right.

    While this is certainly true for the general transfer price, I'd bet many dealers would facilitate a deal for more money.
     
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