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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 8/4/2011 3:05:40 PM EDT
It's my understanding as MO residents we can buy a rifle from a gun shop in another state that adjoins our state, is that correct?

There's a dealer in IL that has a rifle I want and was wondering if I can drive over there this weekend and get it. I found them online so I haven't asked them about the process yet, thought I would ask here first so I can be a more informed buyer.

Anyone know if I'll have to wait because I think there is a waiting period in IL, I may be wrong. Can anyone enlighten me on the process for a MO resident buying in IL?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 3:23:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 3:26:39 PM EDT
That's what I was afraid of. Drive over, fill out paperwork, pay for it then have to come back and pick it up another day. Damn.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 4:32:46 PM EDT
You will have to wait 24 hrs before picking it up.  :(

That [illegal] continguous state law is dead as of Aug 28th.  As a MO resident, you can buy a long gun in any state that will sell you one.   IL's law still restricts long gun AND ammo sales to contiguous state residents or or non-contiguous state residents with a valid IL hunting permit.  There are other states that do that same, so that's why I say, "you're good to buy in any state that will sell you one."  Those laws are illegal anyway.....since mid/late 80s.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 7:40:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2011 7:41:45 PM EDT by KDK]
You might be able to able to get around making two trips by paying for it over the phone with a credit card and having the bill of sale dated when you paid for it. Then go pick it up a couple days later and fill out the 4473.
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 8:02:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KDK:
You might be able to able to get around making two trips by paying for it over the phone with a credit card and having the bill of sale dated when you paid for it. Then go pick it up a couple days later and fill out the 4473.


Thanks, that's kind of what I thought about trying. I may call them tomorrow and see what they say. I sent the an email earlier tonight so will see if i get a response.

Link Posted: 8/5/2011 8:54:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2011 8:56:22 AM EDT by delorean]
Originally Posted By KDK:
You might be able to able to get around making two trips by paying for it over the phone with a credit card and having the bill of sale dated when you paid for it. Then go pick it up a couple days later and fill out the 4473.


Can't do that......waiting period starts AFTER you fill out the 4473 and get approved.  And you have to fill it out and sign the 4473 in person, in front of the transferring FFL.  Doesn't matter when, where, how, or if money changes hands or what the bill of sale says.

Sorry.
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 9:04:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By delorean:
Originally Posted By KDK:
You might be able to able to get around making two trips by paying for it over the phone with a credit card and having the bill of sale dated when you paid for it. Then go pick it up a couple days later and fill out the 4473.


Can't do that......waiting period starts AFTER you fill out the 4473 and get approved.  And you have to fill it out and sign the 4473 in person, in front of the transferring FFL.  Doesn't matter when, where, how, or if money changes hands or what the bill of sale says.

Sorry.


They sent me an email this morning saying basically the same thing. Damn.

Of all the other 49 states, I have to live the closest to IL
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 9:46:51 AM EDT
this is why everybody needs a good transfer FFL
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 11:36:52 AM EDT
Tommy, I would just transfer it to MO.  Trust me bying over there is a PITA.

Paul
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:43:03 PM EDT
why not check to see if your local dealer can order the one yoou want? Heck with Ill.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:46:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stlshot:
why not check to see if your local dealer can order the one yoou want? Heck with Ill.


That's all well & fine if it's a new gun he's looking for.  Kind of hard to have your local dealer just order you up a new production pre-64 Model 70 Winchester/WWII Model 12 trenchgun/p&r S&W M28 Highway Patrolman .357/pre GCA68 imported .22 or.25 popgun/Colt SP-1 AR15/real deal GI M1 Garand or carbine/etc.

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