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Posted: 2/8/2002 10:58:20 AM EDT
How does a private citizen go about selling an Ar-15? I know that the lower has to be shipped to a FFL, but can a private citizen ship it directly to the FFL or does the citizen need to have an FFL ship it to another FFL? Also can USPS be used tp ship the rifle?

Thanks for your answers.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:05:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Justice_Keeper:
How does a private citizen go about selling an Ar-15? I know that the lower has to be shipped to a FFL, but can a private citizen ship it directly to the FFL or does the citizen need to have an FFL ship it to another FFL? Also can USPS be used tp ship the rifle?

Thanks for your answers.



Advertise in the EE here, in your own state you may sell rifle under private transfer without any FFL dealer involvement. For outta state, you must ship rifle to a licensed FFL dealer where he will transfer rifle to the buyer. IMHO you want a signed, cetified copy of the receivers(buyers dealer) FFL license in hand before shipping rifle. Yes USPS or UPS is okay for shipping.

Mike
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:16:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:42:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2002 2:47:50 PM EDT by Smatchet]
Here's the link you need to check out a dealer once you have his FFL number. You don't even need the whole number, just the first three and the last five.

204.254.113.252/
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 3:51:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Justice_Keeper:
How does a private citizen go about selling an Ar-15?



very very sadly [>Q]
Link Posted: 2/9/2002 7:50:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
Fortunately, ATF has put up a website where you can verify the validity of a license. The receiving FFL need only send you the FFL number, and you can enter it on the website and verify that the info matches, and that the license is valid.



Yes, but the ATF has the following warning on their website after you enter the numbers to check out the FFL's validity:

Warning: No one may use this screen, in lieu of the required certified copy of a Federal Firearms License, to acquire a firearm.

It sounds like even if you provide someone the numbers, they still need the ink-signed copy of the FFL before shipping the firearm. Is this correct?
Link Posted: 2/9/2002 9:02:56 PM EDT
The latest BATF requirement is that signed copies of FFL's are only to be used between FFL holders. Unsigned copies of FFL's are to be used between licensed and unlicensed parties. They want to be able to trace where the weapon was shipped, but they don't like the idea of non-licensee's having signed copies of FFL's.

Bradd
Link Posted: 2/11/2002 10:51:29 AM EDT
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