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Posted: 1/21/2012 4:41:24 PM EST
Hey guys. My aunt has a pistol that my great-grandfather carried in WWI that she is going to ship to me. I need advice on a reputable FFL in the Boca Raton area. She's not too gun savvy so I'm going to have to kinda walk her through this. I know she needs a signed copy of my dealer's FFL (already have that covered) but can someone fill me in on the details of the process and a projection of the costs involved? I've never shipped or received a firearm before. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/21/2012 5:43:29 PM EST
25-35 bucks cost on each end I would assume.
Link Posted: 1/21/2012 7:40:11 PM EST
Lee's Pawn in Margate.
Link Posted: 1/22/2012 11:22:49 AM EST
2nd lee's pawn
Link Posted: 1/22/2012 4:04:14 PM EST
3rd - Lee's Pawn in Margate



Link Posted: 1/23/2012 2:26:50 AM EST
K&W Gunworks - Delray Beach. On Federal Hwy
Link Posted: 1/23/2012 6:21:37 AM EST
Fax or email her a copy of your FFL.
Have her take that copy and the pistol (along with packing material) to the FFL for an outgoing transfer.
They will charge her a fee for the transfer plus the cost of shipping.
I have looked into two near me and they charge $40 + shipping for outgoing but only 25 for incoming
Being an FFL they can ship USPS, FedEx ground, or UPS ground.

Unless your FFL doesn't accept shipments from non-FFLs your aunt can mail it herself to your FFL
She would need to take it to a FedEx or UPS hub and ship it overnight.
Those companies require overnight. She can't use USPS
That would run $60-75 depending on insurance coverage

When your FFL receives the gun, fill out your 4473 and pay your transfer. Hopefully it isn't more than $25-30
So you are looking at roughly $100

Since I know this might come up, shipping a pistol as machines parts is just asking for headache.
If there are any problems during transit, the carrier is going to say FU, you didn't ship overnight like our policy requires.
Good luck filing any insurance claims
Link Posted: 1/23/2012 1:03:07 PM EST
K&W gun works in Delray beach.
Link Posted: 2/2/2012 7:03:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By zaskar017:
Fax or email her a copy of your FFL.
Have her take that copy and the pistol (along with packing material) to the FFL for an outgoing transfer.
They will charge her a fee for the transfer plus the cost of shipping.
I have looked into two near me and they charge $40 + shipping for outgoing but only 25 for incoming
Being an FFL they can ship USPS, FedEx ground, or UPS ground.

Unless your FFL doesn't accept shipments from non-FFLs your aunt can mail it herself to your FFL
She would need to take it to a FedEx or UPS hub and ship it overnight.
Those companies require overnight. She can't use USPS
That would run $60-75 depending on insurance coverage

When your FFL receives the gun, fill out your 4473 and pay your transfer. Hopefully it isn't more than $25-30
So you are looking at roughly $100

Since I know this might come up, shipping a pistol as machines parts is just asking for headache.
If there are any problems during transit, the carrier is going to say FU, you didn't ship overnight like our policy requires.
Good luck filing any insurance claims


Thanks for the reply. This is the kind of information I was looking for. I'm not too worried about costs as the gun is a family heirloom and I just want it to get here safely. I had no intention of shipping it as "machine parts" and I want it to go FFL to FFL as my aunt is clueless about guns. I will post pics and info when I get it.
Link Posted: 2/3/2012 4:33:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/3/2012 4:33:25 AM EST by M4]
Court Swett
561-642-8793
FFL (Homebased)
Lake Worth, FL.

Great guy, reasonable prices and extremely reliable.


Link Posted: 2/3/2012 7:44:10 PM EST
Whoa, there's another person in Boca with a gun??
Link Posted: 2/4/2012 2:33:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4:
Court Swett
561-642-8793
FFL (Homebased)
Lake Worth, FL.

Great guy, reasonable prices and extremely reliable.




Although I use Lee's Pawn pretty much exclusively , I have used Court in the past and he is GTG.. very smooth transactions and easy to deal with.Just beware of his cat..lol
Link Posted: 2/6/2012 12:48:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By M4:
Court Swett
561-642-8793
FFL (Homebased)
Lake Worth, FL.

Great guy, reasonable prices and extremely reliable.




this

Link Posted: 2/8/2012 11:31:24 AM EST
Another silly question. Does it have to be in a hard case, and if not do you think it would be a good idea?
Link Posted: 2/10/2012 4:09:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By M4:
Court Swett
561-642-8793
FFL (Homebased)
Lake Worth, FL.

Great guy, reasonable prices and extremely reliable.






this
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 1:29:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sean0352:
3rd - Lee's Pawn in Margate





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