Selling hunting guns?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Zip50, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Zip50

    Zip50 New Member

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    Hi all, new member here. First let me say that this is a fantastic forum that I found while searching. Thank you for providing it. I'm hoping that someone can help me out with a question. I recently took some rifles from a collector in trade for a Harley I had for sale. The problem I have is that I can't hunt with them in my state. These are fantastic guns with beauitiful wood and high power scopes and appear to have been used very little, if at all. Cailbers are 7mm mag, 22-250 and 338 win mag. All rugers. I would like to sell them to a person who would use them, instead of a wholeseller. What advice would you reccomend for me to do this? I do not have a ffl. Thanks in advance.
     

  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    First, in MOST states, you can sell to another resident of the same state without being a FFL. But you did not tell us what state you are in. If you are transferring ownership across a state line, it must go TO a FFL. You do not need to BE a FFL.

    You can put them up for sale in the classified section here, or on gunbroker.com, auctionarms,com, gunsamerica.com, etc.

    Craig's list and ebay do not permit sale of guns.

    You can also find a local gun shop that will take them on consignment. They sell them for you for an agreed amount.

    Or, since they are in your way, you could just send them to me for free. I will use them, enjoy them, and never sell them to a wholesaler. Would not do this for everyone, but like to help out new folks. :rolleyes::p
     
  3. Zip50

    Zip50 New Member

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    Or, since they are in your way, you could just send them to me for free. I will use them, enjoy them, and never sell them to a wholesaler. Would not do this for everyone, but like to help out new folks.


    Very funny. I can tell already that I will be enjoying this forum. I live in Indiana.
     
  4. Zip50

    Zip50 New Member

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    You can put them up for sale in the classified section here


    I will try that tomorrow and see how it goes. I have no problem shipping them through an ffl dealer, I live in Indiana and these guns need to go to a state where they can be used.
     
  5. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Hey I'm just below you here in ky, I'll hold the for you for 20 years or so until you an use them
     
  6. Zip50

    Zip50 New Member

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    You can put them up for sale in the classified section here


    I tried, but I do not have the required amount of posts or the 15 day membership status. Once I have these things I will post some very nice guns at low prices. For now I'm doing much more reading then posting. Thank again
     
  7. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    Just a word of caution. If you post these guns for sale in your
    local newspaper be sure to take precautions. Don't show the
    guns at your home, find another place. Have someone with you
    whenever you show the guns, armed if possible. Ask for ID if
    someone wants to buy. If they are reluctant to provide ID maybe
    you shouldn't be selling them a gun(s). Anyway, you get my point
    by now. You don't know who you would be selling to.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    one of the safest ways i know of to sell a firearm is to put them up for sale at a gun store on consignment. the small fee they get for doing it takes a lot of hassle out of it for you. when a gun store does it, they have to enter them into their book as in possesion of them, plus when they sell it, they take care of the FFL transfer, and also their customers are already there to possibly buy a gun anyways.