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Old 08-31-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Found a gun I want to purchase out of state. What are average FFL costs?

Also what is the preferred way of paying for the gun?

Lastly what info should I get from my FFL to give to seller?
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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Around here its $20 to receive a transfer. Send the seller your FFL phone number and address and they will exchange license info and you're good to go.
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In my current neck of the woods most FFL shops are somewhat extortionist in transfer fees ($35-45). Don't forget to get an agreement in shipping cost and who is paying that.
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I pay $25. The shipper will need a copy of the receiving FFL's license to document that the gun was shipped across state lines to an FFL holder. Some FFL holders will only receive guns from fellow FFL holders, so be sure to ask your receiving FFL holder if buying from an individual.

I have used both personal checks and money orders. My bank does not charge me for money orders. The sellers usually hold the gun until your check clears before shipping.

I have also paid for guns with, gasp, PayPal.
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I would shop the transfer fees around. In my neck of the woods, it varies from $20-$60.
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Go to, use their "find a FFL" function. Searches from your zip code for dealers that have registered as being willing to act as a transfer FFL. Here in VA price varies from $15 to $100.

If the shipper is a FFL, they will need the receiving dealer's license. If a private citizen, the license number. They should include a copy of their driver's license so that receiving dealer can log it into his bound book.

Payment? What does seller want? Would not send cash, postal money orders are difficult to counterfeit, CAN be hard to cash. If paying by check, expect seller to hold item until check clears.
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