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8/16/2022 4:37:09 PM
Posted: 1/17/2021 4:56:59 PM EDT
I am currently stationed in Germany and my home of record is Nebraska...

I would like to purchase firearms while I am stationed here in Stuttgart, Germany and have been told that I could possibly pay for the purchase of firearms, have the FFL hold the firearms until I return to the US, and just delay the transfer of the firearm to me until I get back to the US.

Is that possible?  If so, are there any FFLs willing to do it?  I obviously want to keep it legal but also work with someone reputable who will hold the firearms until I get back.


Link Posted: 1/17/2021 5:11:21 PM EDT
AFAIK, basically yes.

I would touch base with an FFL and tell them about your situation and how long they will have to hold the guns. I'm sure most FFLs will be ok as long as they know ahead of time. You might have to pay a storage fee if they are holding it for some length of time.

But I'm not an FFL or attorney and someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 7:10:37 PM EDT
Some old timers in my squadron brought back shotguns from turkey in the early 90's and iirc they bought them in country, had the armory ship them to their home base armory to keep them until they returned, then once they returned, their home station armory either sent them to an ffl or did the xfer there (I cant remember which one).

Either way, u might want to talk to someone in ur on base armory to see if they know of a procedure to bring something back.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 12:59:38 PM EDT
Thanks... I am definitely not buying anything here because it's quite a process to purchase firearms in Germany.  I was thinking more along the lines of conducting a purchase over the phone/internet from an FFL in Nebraska and then picking up the firearms when I get back to the US in about 18 months.  


Link Posted: 1/18/2021 1:53:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 4:25:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:

What part of the state are you from?
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I grew up in Bellevue and still have family there and in Gretna.

Link Posted: 1/19/2021 8:33:27 PM EDT
Ah, well that would be a conversation to have with the dealer ur buying from. I imagine it will vary from ffl to ffl.
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