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    Posted: January/24/2008 at 17:20
What is required to do this? does it have to be done from one gunshop to another? I'm talking about a private sale, a gun shipped from CA to MN.  THanks.
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It doesn't have to be shipped FROM a gunshop, but it does have to be shipped TO a FFL licensed dealer, who will typically charge you a nominal transfer fee; something like $50 or so to complete the BATFE form and call in for the criminal background check. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tip69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/24/2008 at 21:56
Dang Ted, you've been gettin it up the rear if you have to pay $50 for a transfer.... last I checked in Omaha, it was more like $10.00!
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

Dang Ted, you've been gettin it up the rear if you have to pay $50 for a transfer.... last I checked in Omaha, it was more like $10.00!
 
It varies from dealer to dealer, though $10 is really cheap.  I can't say I've ever seen anyone who charges that little for a transfer down here.  I used $50 off the top of my head; I don't remember what I paid the last time I did a transfer.
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Register at http://gunbroker.com/, then open up "how do I buy". You will then be directed to enter your zip code and a list of FFL's in your area will appear. I've been paying $15 for several years in the S.E. Michigan area.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Register at http://gunbroker.com/, then open up "how do I buy". You will then be directed to enter your zip code and a list of FFL's in your area will appear. I've been paying $15 for several years in the S.E. Michigan area.
OK, thanks. I think I'm already registered there because I want to sell my old .22 and 12 gauge. I've got a couple shops nearby that I frequent, and I think they'd be willing to take a transfer.
Do you have to declare that it is a firearm when shipping it? I mean, is there paperwork that needs to be filled out by the shipper? or is it just a matter of; if you were caught "receiving" a firearm in the mail without an FFL you could be in big trouble?
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Here is exactly what the ATF 'Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide' (ATF P 5300.4) says:
(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm. [18 U. S. C. 922( a)( 2)( A) and 922( e), 27 CFR 178.31]

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Here is exactly what the ATF 'Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide' (ATF P 5300.4) says:
(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm. [18 U. S. C. 922( a)( 2)( A) and 922( e), 27 CFR 178.31]

perfect! thanks for the info. So now I just need to find a friendly dealer around here.
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Hey, marvinbeaverdip, now that all the details have been worked out, I'd be curious to hear about the origin of your username...Wink
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fairly dumb -long story.. Several years ago I was on a motorcycle email list for the particular bike I own (prior to these forums which are now common). Somehow I got booted off (arguing with one guy who whined all the time), So I had to make another email address in order to come back. I thought I'd create an alternate personality too, so I invented Marvin Beaverdip, along with an entirely false profile, just to give that guy a little more Sh*t.  It was sort of the final straw for that list anyway, as it was kind of old by then, lots of people had sold there bikes and moved on to something else, and those of us that were left for the most part just BS'd with each other every day. That guy didn't appreciate that.  Childish? sure. Fun? yeah.. It's the username that I've used from then on as a default. I'm much nicer now Bucky
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Hey, marvinbeaverdip, now that all the details have been worked out, I'd be curious to hear about the origin of your username...Wink
 
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(To Cheaptrick)..........Excellent         ( that little popcorn guy is a hoot!! He can be used all the time for any occasion! Especially around here..)   FUNNY. ..............and the Marvin Beaverdip story is even more hilarious than the name!!                           --Ed
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