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Posted: 9/8/2003 8:32:12 PM EDT
I have a friend in L.A. wanting a .50 Desert Eagle, are they legal there? I was thinking maybe they got the .50AE lumped in with the .50BMG ban.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 9:53:58 PM EDT
Good question. Doesn't matter if it's legal or not. The law that passed in L.A. City doesn't prohibit one from buying the gun outside city limits and bringing it back to one's home within the city.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 10:21:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hk45USP:
Good question. Doesn't matter if it's legal or not. The law that passed in L.A. City doesn't prohibit one from buying the gun outside city limits and bringing it back to one's home within the city.



Since all private party transfers are illegal in Cali how would this be done? Does he get a dealer outside the city limits to do the transfer and hold it the waiting period? Was the ban in L.A. city or is it the whole county?
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 5:27:37 AM EDT
Anywhere outside of the city limits, which does extend some distance. Any incorporated city can process the transfer, or any store outside of the city limits and residing in the county.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 11:30:21 AM EDT
Private party transfers are not illegal, they have to be conducted through an FFL and both parties present.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 1:04:01 PM EDT
Wolfpack I saw one last week, its my ffl personal gun so transfer would not be a problem, if your friend is interested e-mail me, im in the long beach/la area
Doug
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 2:21:16 PM EDT
The .50 Desert Eagle is not on the Cal DOJ list of "certified" handguns. So if it's not in state already there is no way to ship or transfer into state.
justice.hdcdojnet.state.ca.us/safeguns/safeguns.taf
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 12:42:17 AM EDT
It would have to be a gun that was in-state before the "saftey" laws went into effect.

If he's getting it from a private party then it would have to go through an FFL. If he finds one used at a gun or pawn shop then it would go through just like a normal sale.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 4:36:06 AM EDT
This one is in Nevada so I guess he will have to pass on it and find one already in Cali. It's for the children....right?


Thanks for the answers guys. Bob
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 1:51:10 PM EDT
Wolfpac, sent you an e-mail on a 50ae dessert eagle in the LA area
Doug
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 7:49:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kakuta1832:
Wolfpac, sent you an e-mail on a 50ae dessert eagle in the LA area
Doug



I forwarded it to my friend and sent you an email, Thanks, Bob
Link Posted: 9/11/2003 12:24:39 AM EDT
Won't find one used at a gun or pawn shop. That wouldn't be a private party transfer and thus would have to be on the list. I guess you could see an add from a private party at a gun or pawn shop, but it has to be a private party transfer.
Link Posted: 9/11/2003 12:45:54 AM EDT
all the new DEs are built on the same frame, so if he can get one in 357 or 44 mag (which is a better idea than a 50) all he has to do is buy a 50 conversion kit.
2 calibers 1 gun
Link Posted: 9/11/2003 1:16:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BKinzey:
Won't find one used at a gun or pawn shop. That wouldn't be a private party transfer and thus would have to be on the list. I guess you could see an add from a private party at a gun or pawn shop, but it has to be a private party transfer.



HUH? I thought as long as the pistol was already in the state before the whole DOJ black mail/kick back scheme then it was ok.

Say it aint so.
Link Posted: 9/11/2003 8:59:12 AM EDT
If it ain't on the list, the only way to get one is private party transfer.
Link Posted: 9/11/2003 1:34:54 PM EDT
either private party transfers (already being in state)

or you can buy the newer mark 19 (i think its a mark 19)
in the approved .44 magnum. Then buy the barrel and mags and your good to go.

Its cheaper to shoot .44 anyway
both go
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