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Posted: 8/5/2001 12:46:52 PM EDT
What's the procedure for buying a handgun in Tennessee? Is it the same everywhere in the state? I want to send a handgun to my brother in TN and was curious what's involved on his end. I know it has to go to a FFL in TN, what else is there? Thanks
Link Posted: 8/5/2001 2:02:28 PM EDT
Ok Priceton, the deal is you mail it to a ffl in Tenn, your brother goes to that ffl and fills out form 4473, a background check is ran on your brother, if he passes he pays for said check and transfer fee and walks out the door. What part of Tenn? I may be able to hook you up to what I consider to be the best ffl you will find anywhere if its close enough.
Link Posted: 8/5/2001 7:49:53 PM EDT
He's in north west TN. He was told something about giving a fingerprint and it going to the local police office for a background check? Never heard of that before. Thanks
Link Posted: 8/5/2001 9:51:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Princeton: He was told something about giving a fingerprint and it going to the local police office for a background check?
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Negative on the Police Dept. Just about any gun shop will do a transfer for a $25 fee. He's got to contact his local dealer, ask the dealer to send your dealer an FFL transfer letter (note: most FFL's in Tennessee will only do a transfer fron another FFL, not from a private citizen) When your FFL ships the gun to his FFL and it arrives, your brother goes down to the gun shop, fills in the 4473, he then gives the dealer his L & R thumb prints on a seperate form. The dealer calls in the information, and in about 10 minutes, your brother forks over $10 for the TN Instacheck fee and $25 or so for the transfer fee and he's ready to walk.
Link Posted: 8/5/2001 10:32:34 PM EDT
he then gives the dealer his L & R thumb prints on a seperate form.
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What's the prints for? I thought he was mistaken when he told me about the prints. Thanks Again
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 12:20:44 AM EDT
Prints are given everytime you purchase a gun from a dealer These stay with the paperwork at the FFL. I'm in west TN. Email me if you need the name of a good dealer (not many left these days) who will do the transfer for $20-25. urbancarbine@yahoo.com
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 5:31:20 AM EDT
Thanks for the help He found a store real close to his home that only charges $20. I'm not sure of the name.
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