Need advice on trading a handgun out of state.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 1BLINDREF, Oct 19, 2008.

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  1. 1BLINDREF

    1BLINDREF Member

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    I need some advice as to how to cover my butt for making a trade of a handgun. I'm in Pa and the person I'm trading with is in Tennessee.

    I trust the person to ship his gun and hold up his end of the deal.

    My concern is what proof do I have that I sold the gun in case it ends up in the wrong hands and in the wrong place. I will be shipping my gun to his FFL.

    Can I request a receipt from his FFL when he does the transfer paperwork??

    I will be shipping it UPS from where I work. I will be requesting "adult signature required" and insuring my gun.

    Thanks in advance for your help :) :)
     
  2. Rustynuts

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    Trade is a little weird, but I would guess just draw up a simple "Bill of Sale" showing the other gun as "Payment" in lieu of cash. Once the FFL gets it I would not worry further as it's his responsibility to run the NICS check and paperwork, etc.
     
  3. s4s4u

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    The best would be to ship through an FFL on your end. They can log it in and give you a receipt, if you request one. It is cheaper as well as the FFL can use the USPS flat rate box ($9.95 + insurance) even though he will want a little money for his "trouble". Mine charges $25 for outgoing and that covers the postage and insurance, and they do the packaging as well.
     
  4. j1979

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    I just did the same type of trade. As stated above ship from a FFL to another FFL and there should be no worries.
     
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