Cheap Czech vz24 Help

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I ran across this vz24 Czech Mauser for sale or $125. The problem is that he's in Nashville and I'm in north Alabama, I know I can't go up there and buy it without sending it to a FFL or having a C&R, but can he come down here and sell it? I'm less than 10 miles from the Tennessee-Alabama line. Second, it's only $125, and $125 for almost any milsurp is a good deal. It's got some honest wear and patina. Should I get it? And how can I obtain it legally without shipping it to a FFL.

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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was surprised to find out that interstate arms sales require an FFL transfer. I had no idea until I read it on this forum. I knew about the handguns but thought long guns and shotguns were allowed. I was wrong.
    I also live near a border state and have done some trading with my neighbors. Never again.
     

  3. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    So buying rifles in bordering states is against the law? What about if he comes to me and sells it?
     
  4. Mercator

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    It is worth $125 in a working condition. Acquire legally without shipping to an FFL in your state? Through an FFL at a gun show in his state. Then you can legally transport it back home. If the seller comes to your state, you still need a local FFL to buy legally.
     
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  5. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    He said he has fired it 50 or so times.
     
  6. Mercator

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    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.
     
  7. JWagner

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    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.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    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.

    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. "