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#6116279 - 01/03/16 12:15 PM Private rifle sale to non resident question
Anton Chigurh Offline
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In Texas: Private sale of a rifle, non ffl to non resident non ffl. Legal ?

If not, could a Texas FFL be used to transfer, or should I just ship it to an FFL in their state?


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#6116285 - 01/03/16 12:17 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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Ship it to FFL in their state.
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#6116290 - 01/03/16 12:20 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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Is the transfer local or across state lines? That is, is it a face-to-face transaction?
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#6116292 - 01/03/16 12:20 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Ship it to FFL in their state.


Contact the FFL first to make sure that they will accept a shipment from a non FFL... some won't.

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#6116304 - 01/03/16 12:27 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
Anton Chigurh Offline
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The buyer is from out of state, here for a few days on business, wants to do ftf privately. It's a rifle.

I told him I'd have to research it first. I don't want to deal even in a gray area here.

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#6116365 - 01/03/16 01:12 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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Pretty sure you are good to go.

Maybe someone can post a copy of the law.
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#6116367 - 01/03/16 01:20 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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#6116373 - 01/03/16 01:21 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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From what I've read, you can't do a ftf. You need to send to an ffl in his state.
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#6116376 - 01/03/16 01:22 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
Cast Offline
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You are doing nothing wrong if you sell to him as long as you know nothing that disqualifies him. He may have an issue if he is crossing state lines that do not belong to Texas too.

I know nothing of this legal stuff tho...
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#6116386 - 01/03/16 01:27 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
You are doing nothing wrong if you sell to him as long as you know nothing that disqualifies him. He may have an issue if he is crossing state lines that do not belong to Texas too.

I know nothing of this legal stuff tho...


Nope, he can not transfer a firearm to someone that is not a resident of the state of Texas without using a FFL.

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#6116391 - 01/03/16 01:32 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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Deal has to go through an FFL. Cannot do a private sale with an out of state resident.

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#6116410 - 01/03/16 01:52 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
Cast Offline
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Ok, well there you go, you know something that disqualifies him. He is not from Texas.
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#6116412 - 01/03/16 01:54 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: Anton Chigurh]
Anton Chigurh Offline
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Ok, thanks for the replies guys. I especially appreciate that link Judd. I'm gonna tell him ship to his FFL or no deal..

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#6116491 - 01/03/16 02:53 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
Originally Posted By: Cast
You are doing nothing wrong if you sell to him as long as you know nothing that disqualifies him. He may have an issue if he is crossing state lines that do not belong to Texas too.

I know nothing of this legal stuff tho...


Nope, he can not transfer a firearm to someone that is not a resident of the state of Texas without using a FFL.


^^^^^This is the correct answer.
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#6116501 - 01/03/16 03:03 PM Re: Private rifle sale to non resident question [Re: JCB]
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Learn something new every day.

Just shows, it pays to be a Texan. smile
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