How do you buy a gun online?

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by Ruger22lr, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    I understand it all except for the FFL. How do you send the FFL information to the seller? And how do I give that info to the gun shop it will be shipping to? What do I do? I need a detailed step on how to do this because I'm really confused as to how you do it. I'm just trying to buy a Mosin Nagant off of gunbroker
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    you take the info of the place your buying from. have your LGS send the place there info. then the seller can ship the firearm to them. then you will go to the LGS fill out the form. pay the fee. and go home with new rifle.
     

  3. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    How do I get the info off of gunbroker though? Also do I just go into the store and ask them if they will do it? Then I send the FFL info to the seller through email and they ship it basically right? This is my first time buying online
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Ruger usually the FFLs will take care of that. If your LGS accepts transfers just give the seller their info and he/she will contact them to get the appropriate paperwork so the gun can be shipped.
     
  5. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Ahh I understand it better now so I go into the gun store ask for their info then go onto gunbroker.com buy the Mosin Nagant give the seller the info, then pick the rifle up from the store and pay them for the FFL transer?
     
  6. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Yep. They won't give you a copy of their license but they should give you their number or email so the seller can get a hold of their license.
     
  7. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Many sites like gunbroker and buds will have a locate FFL feature. Some even have preferred dealers that have agreed to accept all shipments. Once you have selected the FFL you will need to notify them that you have a firearm headed their way. They will handle the exchange of licenses on your behalf and notify you when the package arrives. You will then need to go to the FFL, complete the 4473 and NICS, pay the transfer fee and take your purchase home...of course pics and a range report are required in exchange for this info. :p

    http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/DealerNetwork.aspx
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    also need to do a search for an FFL in your area that does FFL transfers. some dealers don't even want to do them, because they feel they are not making any money for just doing some paperwork. also tranfer fees can vary from one dealer to the next.

    personally i would do a search for FFL's in your area and then give some of them a a call and explain what your are wanting to do and find out what they charge for the transfer. would also be a way to judge their attitude towards doing a transfer. if they are rude or seem like they really don't want to mess with it or if they charge a huge fee, you might want to find someone else. how they deal with you over the phone is a good indicator of how they will deal with you in person.
     
  9. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    I looked up my area I found a couple willing to one of them is charging just $20 for a long gun. Thanks for answering my questions because I wanted to know how it worked before I buy it. I'll be getting it sometime soon hopefully
     
  10. rocshaman

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    I did this just today. I copied the online gunbrokers requirements, address and phone number and gave it to my local FFL. They're going to mail a signed copy of their license to the gunbroker. Once they have the info, I order the gun.
     
  11. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Yeah I understand it better now than before
     
  12. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would just go to your gun shop first, they can tell you how to handle it, if they are interested in receiving it for you. Some shops won't. Once you work it out with the gun shop, buy what you want and your gun shop will fax or mail the information to the seller.
     
  13. orangello

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    My local gun&pawn dude offered to handle it for me, including trying to get a "FFL discount" by talking to the interweb seller. There is a list of transfer-friendly FFL's on gunbroker, not sure how current: http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/DealerNetwork.aspx
     
  14. paul

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    buying gun online

    Do not, do not, pay more than $20.00 for a transfer. and don't let anyone convince you that you need to pay more for a handgun ttansfer than a long gun. Gunbroker has a lengthy list of FFL's that'll do you right. I live in dallas area and usually pay $10.00 for transfer. I don't understand why my FFL is so cheap actually, $20.00 is fair and reasonable and i'd pay that if he asked. Oh well, I'm not one to look a "gift" horse in the mouth.
     
  15. Gatoragn

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    Well it depends on what state you live in, WI collects a fee for running a state background check on handguns. There is no state check, thus no fee, on long guns. My LGS charges $20 for a long gun and $30 for a handgun, but due to the state fee, the extra charge is justifiable.

    Quote from NRA/ILA website regarding WI handgun fee:

    "A firearm dealer transferring possession of a handgun must have the transferee present identification and detailed information, complete a notification form, and pay a $13.00 fee. The information from the form is conveyed to the Department of Justice using a toll free telephone number for a background check for criminal history, involuntary commitment, domestic violence and tribal restraining orders. Forty-eight hours must elapse from the time the dealer receives a confirmation, that the buyer has passed a background check, before a transfer may occur."
     
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  16. Ruger22lr

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    Okay so I have emailed 3 different places that I found on gunbrokers website willing to do an FFL transfer one of them just replied. It's okay to ask more than one place at a time isn't it?
     
  17. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Absolutely...you are spending your money for the service, shop around for the best price. Just be sure to only commit to one FFL so that multiple licenses do not get faxed or sent to the seller.
     
  18. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Oh alright thanks just wanted to make sure.
     
  19. Ruger22lr

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    Alright I just bought it on gunbroker now how do I send them the money? I put my credit card on gunbroker does it take it out of that or what?
     
  20. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Ruger- not to chastise you (I charge extra for that) but you REALLY need to go to Gunbroker, and read the BUYER tutorial.

    You bought nothing FROM Gunbroker. You bought from a SELLER who LISTED the gun on Gunbroker. You should receive an email notice of winning the auction, and giving payment instructions. If you don't you can send the seller an email thru gunbroker.

    You gave them a credit card to prove you are not some juvenile Vandal that falsely bids to screw up an auction, and then non-pays. If you SELL something there, the seller's fees will be charged to your cc.