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FFL Transfer Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by nvs, May 10, 2016.

  1. nvs

    nvs Yamhill County Active Member

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    I just did a FFL transfer and the FFL charged the seller $30 and fingerprinted him and charged me $40 and fingerprinted me along with my form. Is this a normal process? Last time I did one of these I do not remember the seller being finger printed and charged. $70 for a transfer!
     
  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Wow! Nope not normal..
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like you got hosed. I'm assuming this is the first time you've used this FFL - and I would make it my last. Always best for a new FFL to call ahead and verify not only the fees, but the actual process. There are some pretty wildly varying prices out there. My FFL charges $25 total for a private transfer, and no BGC on the seller. Only time it would be more is if we were trading and had a transfer/BGC for both sides - and even in that case, it would top out at $50

    BTW, care to share what FFL did that, so everyone else can avoid sending them any business?
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    In WA there are some places that the transfer is $20 and we never get fingerprinted.

    Above and beyond the excessive fees he charged - do OR folks have to be finger printed? If so that something I didn't know.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've always been fingerprinted in OR, so that's what I know. Don't know if it's state law, but must be if it's not done in other states.
     
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  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yea, the only prints I have ever had to give were for my CC license.




    Now I use a belt sander every few days to keep my finger tips smooth:p
    :s0063:
     
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  7. nvs

    nvs Yamhill County Active Member

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    The seller called and was told it was $30 + $10 total. We both had invested a considerable amount of time to meet up so did not want to cancel the transaction since I was the next check. Live and learn. Gave the buyer my last $20 to cover part of his BS fee.

    It was 99 Pawn & Guns.
     
  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've used them before for a private transfer, about a year ago. It was only $30 total. You may be justified calling the owner and asking what's going on with the extra fees - even ask for that back. If they blow you off, tell them no more business for them.

    Next time, if you can, use Tigard Pawn 4 More - $25 total for a transfer/BGC, no BGC or 4473 on the seller. It's worth the drive.
     
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  9. nvs

    nvs Yamhill County Active Member

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    That is who I used last time. These private party sales take too much time and effort to coordinate, if it wasn't a rifle that I had been looking for for a long time I would have passed. It probably would have been easier to buy off Gunbroker and pay for shipping.
     
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  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    SO what form did you have to fill out, being the seller?
     
  11. nvs

    nvs Yamhill County Active Member

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    I was the buyer. Seller did not fill out anything. FFL took copy of his driver's license and put fingerprints with that. Took a copy of my driver's licence also.
     
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    PDX1953 Active Member

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    +1 for Tigard Pawn. Owner Tim Barnes is a real stand-up guy and I've probably used him for at least 20 transactions and referred people to him countless times. They're also open 7 days/week and call or email you within an hour of your gun arriving.

    Unfortunately you both got hosed and the seller doesn't need to do anything except provide a color copy of their ID. If the buyer likes the gun he pays the seller & the seller can then leave. After that the normal 4473 & OSP BGC process happens.
     
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  13. bearnut

    bearnut Oregon Member

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    Does not compute. Maybe you could let us know what the owner of the store has to say about this deal.
     
  14. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I know we only charge 20 and 25 at our shop here in Vancouver, no fingerprinting, no weird fees or anything like that. I haven't bought a gun in OR for quite some time but last time I did was just the paperwork and 10 for the check.
     
  15. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Oregon law requires thumbprints for all buyers at an FFL. Not sure why, but they do.
     
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  16. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah thumbprints are an Oregon requirement. As the seller you shouldn't have had to fill out a 4473, but there is a form required in Oregon for an FFL to take a firearm from a non-FFL. Most dealers don't know about it or fill it out, but it IS a legal requirement under state law.
     
  17. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    form.PNG
     
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