Originally Posted By tank_rat:
I know I have to receive the lower through a ffl dealer but do I have to physically pick it up myself? What I mean is that I'm currently stationed in Germany and want to start buying parts for a build for when I come back to the states. Do I have to do the paperwork in person or can it be done by mail? Can my bro-in-law pick it up for me in Oklahoma?
You must be there in person to fill out and sign the 4473.
A friend or family member can buy the lower and list themselves as the actual buyer on the 4473, then give it to you as a gift when you return Stateside.
If you give them the money for it it can be considered a Straw Purchase. They must use their own money for the initial purchase from the FFL.