Originally Posted by Mercator
Buying a near antique firearm it is best to have some sort of guarantee, or a non-firing inspection allowance, before putting your money up front. Not trying to interfere in your decision, just a general rule.
Mausers are pretty strait forward. You can field strip the bolt in seconds. There is no one I know that will ship/ sell a firearm without full payment.
Originally Posted by JWagner
I would suggest that you check with a local gun dealer about the laws regarding long guns. I think you can buy long guns out of your state if you go to a dealer.
The ATF says it is ok!! You are correct! Call the seller and ask him to locate an FFL that will not r@pe you. $25.00 would be fair for the transfer.
"Q: From whom may an unlicensed person acquire a firearm under the GCA?
A person may only acquire a firearm within the person’s own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee’s premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes. "