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Out-of-state sale

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jefe, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. jefe

    jefe Portland Active Member

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    So I've never bought or sold a firearm from anyone out-of-state. Someone wants to buy a rifle from me, and he's a Washington resident. I've had difficulty in narrowing down the exact procedure. Can somebody chime in and/or correct me?

    (1) meet at a gunstore/ffl in portland
    (2) buyer has background check
    (3) buyer pays the background check fee and transfer fee
    (4) buyer has rifle shipped to ffl in washington, or can buyer leave with rifle?

    as a seller, what am i responsible for? do i also obtain a background check? thanks.
     
  2. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    You are good up to #4. With a long gun, he can leave with the rifle after passing the background. If it was a pistol, he would have to then have the FFL ship it to a FFL in Washington or you could meet at a FFL in Washington and transfer there and he could leave with the handgun after the check.
     
  3. jefe

    jefe Portland Active Member

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    thanks bill.

    because i'm trying to calculate the fees (which the buyer will pay), is there anything that an ffl would need from me?
     
  4. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Only thing the FFL might ask you for is your ID and that should be it. Let the buyer pay all the fees and you are done.
     
  5. jefe

    jefe Portland Active Member

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    okay, one more question. i purchased the rifle from a private party sale 3 years ago. during the transfer process, would there be any issue given that the rifle's serial number isn't associated with my name?
     
  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Nope. No registration so no way to associate it with your name anyway.
     
  7. jefe

    jefe Portland Active Member

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    okay, so the "transfer" is solely about transferring the serial number from OR to WA?
     
  8. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Transfer is just to make sure the person getting it is legal to own a firearm.
     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    And in WA they also collect the use/sales tax on the value of the gun and cost of shipping but not on the transfer fee.
    The value is not determined by the price the buyer paid either and if there's a question the dealer has to use the State's valuation service and they are usually high to collect more tax.

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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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