Sale of Revolver To California Resident

Discussion in 'Firearm Laws & Legal' started by edki, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. edki

    edki
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    I'm in Oregon selling a 1950's Colt Cobra revolver and have an interested California buyer.
    Am I best off sending it as a private party to his FFL, or via my FFL?
    Does the 'approved' handgun list matter since this is a private party sale?
    What other problems can I expect?'

    Thanks
     
  2. wired

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    Doesnt matter. Ive sold several revolvers to CA residents since their "troubles" started. Ive just sent them overnight UPS directly to their FFL. Never have had any problems.
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16
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    I would only note that some FFL's will not receive a gun from a private party. Get the number of the FFL and call them yourself to confirm #1 that they'll take a gun from a private party, and #2, if they do, what info do they require from you.

    I've sold out of state numerous times - I've found several FFL's that would only accept out of state transfers from other FFL's. Save your self time, hassle and $$ and call the FFL first to confirm.
     
  4. PDX1953

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    Call the buyer's FFL & ask if he'll accept firearms from private parties. Under normal circumstances they will but you'll probably need to scan in a color copy of your DL & email it to them first. A gun of that age shouldn't be a problem unless it's one of those 1950's Colt Assault Weapons you hear so much about. You just can't ship it via USPS unless you're a FFL.
     
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  5. edki

    edki
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    Thanks Wired,
    I was thinking that might be the best way, but I don't want some foolish and unexpected problem to come up. It's not worth the hassle and distraction from the rest of the business for a few hundred bucks.
    Also thanks etrain16. I've run into that elsewhere but usually I ship handguns via my FFL. Thanks for the reminder.
    Much appreciated!
     
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  6. edki

    edki
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    Thank you
     
  7. wired

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    If you have a dealer to ship to you probably have been in contact with them and have a copy of their FFL. During that dance they will tell you if they accept a shipment from a private party.

    Ive actually had dealers tell me they wouldnt accept a shipment with my C&R FFL but they would as a private party.
     
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  8. Who The F R U

    Who The F R U
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    If your going through a dealer they have to be registered with CA's (CFLC) BS program.
    As a individual you can box it up and send it straight to the dealer
    The Dealer can tell you if the gun type is a no go in Commie-fornia.

    Info here.
    Frequently Asked Questions
     
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