Buying 6 receivers.....FFL says he must report it to ATF!?!?!?!?

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  1. eganx

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    I bought 6 receivers and had them shipped to my FFL. I spoke with him this evening and he mentioned he thinks he has to report the purchase to the ATF. He did say he was unsure and was going to go back over the verbiage..........any ideas or experience with this?????
     
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  3. Stomper

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    If you are concerned about it there is a simple fix... Take possession of the receivers incrementally over the course of a few days or a couple weeks to avoid some useless "trigger".
     
  4. eganx

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    I told him he may have to dole them out one every few days.....
     
  5. NWGunner

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    My experience years back was my buddy ordered a bunch of stuff like a few receivers and a rifle or 2 and pistol or 2 (cant remember exactly) during the holiday times with his bonus and was told he should just wait as he can get all the stuff in and after the holidays grab it all and not pay the FFL fee coming in every couple days, weeks, etc. So he was like cool, having hated always paying that damn fee. My buddy tells me so Im like cool Im gonna do that too as I had been eyeballing a pistol online and the guy had it with a 10/22 and I had passed thinking by the time I pay for both with fees it wont be such a good deal but this way he pays the fee i thought and I drive so it works for both us. So we can just go grab them together and save a lot of time and gas (our FFL is pretty far away) So my buddy and I go in and they knew us well, we did our carry tests there, we went there all the time to look talk and buy stuff. So we were looking around while they are getting it all together and owner gets a strange call, that is after calling them all in and doing backgrounds. I say strange as the way shes talking and acting on the phone just gave both my buddy and I this feeling as we look at each other like huh...? Mind you the owners are already quite the odd ducks as is. Anyways they get it all together we chat for a bit like usual then head out. Let's just say I could really tell this story better and make more of a point with the details that I'm leaving out but if your guy said he may have to call it in you are best to go get them like 2 at a time over next couple weeks if not longer. After we left all Im gonna say is life became very interesting let's just leave it at that. Nothing bad happen to him or trouble but just enough to let me know that FTF deals are best and FFLs are best only used once in awhile for something you just can't find local. And when I say interesting boy do I mean it in every way shape and form! I'm pretty sure "someone" spent a ton of money just because my buddy had like 6-7 items he picked up at once. Cuz stuff that interesting as I speak of seeing, happening, hearing about from him, etc can't be cheap....!!! Years later find out the FFL was butt hurt since he never would buy from them just use them for transfers so made the call, after saying to wait for them all to come... :huh:
     
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  7. coctailer

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    Only handguns require report of multiple sales, not receivers.

    This is true for WA and OR. I dont know what other states require. I know there was some stuff in the Mexico border states, but that doesn't apply up here.

    There has been several ATF newsletters to dealers on this, so it is easy to see how the dealer could be confused.
     
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  8. mjbskwim

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    Is nics done thru the attic or fbi?
    Isn't someone kinda notified anyway?
    Unless you go private sales?
     
  9. Thebastidge

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    A NICS check Proceed/Deny/Delay determination does not take into account how many firearms are being transferred, merely whether the person is allowed to take posession.

    FBI Fact Sheet

    WA State Licensing: Firearms Purchase/Delivery Requirements

    ATF Fact Sheet - National Tracing Center

     
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    I don't buy multiples often ( never ) but I thought you needed a form for each gun.
    Maybe just WA handguns?
     
  11. iamme

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    Nope the form has room for 4-5ish, and when you exceed that dealer can attach another, fill out the back or attach a sheet of paper.
     
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