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thanks for the help when i was deciding about this rifle....and where to buy it from. i bought it friday from the relatively local gunshop. yes, it was $95 more than the Big 5 sale price but i decided if i didn't spend $$$ with the gunshop, one day when i want or need it, it might not be there. it also keeps the $$$ local rather shipped off to some out of area corporate office. of course, i now have the california wait and can't pick it up until february 18 at the earliest. but here's a link to what it looks like:

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/1894centerfire/1894C.aspx

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Congradulations on your purchase. Good choice, I know you'll enjoy it. I've had one for several years now and it's a lot of fun. Also, I commend you on your decision to buy from a local gun shop rather than from a big box retailer.
BTW, I didn't know that Kalifornia still had a waiting period.....?
Even here in the Progressive Peoples Republik of Taxachusetts, you can take your purchase home the same day, provided you have the proper license and pass the NICS and MIRCS checks.
 

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actually, i thought i could just buy it and walk out the door, too. only after my brother and i got to discussing it did i look it up:

What is the process for purchasing a firearm in California?
All firearms purchases and transfers, including private party transactions and sales at gun shows, must be made through a licensed dealer under the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) process. California imposes a 10-day waiting period before a firearm can be released to a buyer or transferee. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To buy a handgun, a person must be at least 21 years of age, and either 1) possess an HSC plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with the handgun being purchased or 2) qualify for an HSC exemption.
As part of the DROS process, the buyer must present "clear evidence of identity and age" which is defined as a valid, non-expired California Driver's License or Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A military identification accompanied by permanent duty station orders indicating a posting in California is also acceptable.
If the buyer is not a U.S. Citizen, then he or she is required to demonstrate that he or she is legally within the United States by providing to the firearms dealer with documentation that contains his/her Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number.
Purchasers of handguns are also required to provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a drivers license or other DMV-issued identification).
(PC Section 12071)

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.php#7

and thanks for the support re supporting a local gunshop.

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actually, i thought i could just buy it and walk out the door, too. only after my brother and i got to discussing it did i look it up:

What is the process for purchasing a firearm in California?
All firearms purchases and transfers, including private party transactions and sales at gun shows, must be made through a licensed dealer under the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) process. California imposes a 10-day waiting period before a firearm can be released to a buyer or transferee. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To buy a handgun, a person must be at least 21 years of age, and either 1) possess an HSC plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with the handgun being purchased or 2) qualify for an HSC exemption.
As part of the DROS process, the buyer must present "clear evidence of identity and age" which is defined as a valid, non-expired California Driver's License or Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A military identification accompanied by permanent duty station orders indicating a posting in California is also acceptable.
If the buyer is not a U.S. Citizen, then he or she is required to demonstrate that he or she is legally within the United States by providing to the firearms dealer with documentation that contains his/her Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number.
Purchasers of handguns are also required to provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a drivers license or other DMV-issued identification).
(PC Section 12071)

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.php#7

and thanks for the support re supporting a local gunshop.

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Want to know the funny thing? Look at your receipt, it'll say, 'non-dros' on it, but you still have to wait and you still have to pay the $25.
 

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I haven't got a clue what a "DROS" is, it must be a California thing. I do know what a Marlin 1894c is, and it's a great rifle. I have one with a 1.5X5 scope on it that has taken rabbits, woodchucks, deer, and one coyote. If you know your gun and your limitations, this gun will deal with anything that needs attention within 50 to 75 yards. Not loud as most rifles go and the bullet won't go into orbit if you miss.
 

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yes, a california thing:

What is the DROS process?

(a). DROS stands for Dealer Record of Sale. It is the system used by the California Dept. of Justice wherein background checks are conducted for purchasers of firearms. It is also the method in which handgun sales registration information is obtained.


i'm glad i'm hearing positive comments about my choice! thanks!

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