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Can you trade a gun to a seller at a WA gun show?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Paulay23, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Paulay23

    Paulay23 Renton New Member

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    With the current bs laws in wa state needing mandatory backgrounds how would one go about trading a gun? Would both parties need a backround? And, how & where would it take place?
     
  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yes
    Thru a FFL
     
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  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Yep, anytime possession changes its a transfer. Does not matter if money changes hands or not.
     
  4. Paulay23

    Paulay23 Renton New Member

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    So if the person trading is a FFL dealer than could they do the paperwork right there?
     
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  5. happypuppy

    happypuppy N. Puget Sound Member

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    I have been to only one show this year and they had a fellow doing transfers for $10.00.

    Some guys are selling parts. The barrel , and the frame as separate transactions claiming it's not a gun but parts. It sounds pretty dubious. The local guy is $15.00 to do it and fairly painless
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Not dubious,the word you are looking for is illegal

    Usually the frame has the serial number on it,making 'it' the 'firearm'. There is one sig model that the trigger group is the 'firearm' and the rest is parts and a couple guns that the serial number is on the upper.
    But if you buy 'parts' and any have serial numbers on them,save older military guns,then you might question the guy about background checks.
    just not worth playing around,especially at a gun show.Wouldn't be thaat fun if the seller was ATF or they were watching
     
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