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compulsivegunbuyer
02-01-2012, 7:36 AM
I know someone who has a Valmet 308 that he has stored at a friends in Vegas. The gun was removed from the state when it was banned. He is a California resident. He wants to get rid the rifle, and obviously it can't come back into the state. How does he go about selling it? Can he go into a Nevada FFL and sell it to them? Can a Nevada FFL facilitate a transfer between him and a Nevada resident? How does someone legaly sell something like that?

Maestro Pistolero
02-01-2012, 8:14 AM
He can sell it to any non-prohibited person in the country in states that don't prohibit it, and his friends in Nevada can ship it directly to that person's FFL in their state. They may use the usual common carriers (UPS, FEDEX), declare it to be a firearm on the shipping form, and it can go ground, no problem.

Or he could consign it at a gun store in Vegas. Or sell it to a local, but an FFL would need to transfer it because it's technically an out of state sale.

bwiese
02-01-2012, 8:22 AM
I know someone who has a Valmet 308 that he has stored at a friends in Vegas. The gun was removed from the state when it was banned. He is a California resident. He wants to get rid the rifle, and obviously it can't come back into the state. How does he go about selling it? Can he go into a Nevada FFL and sell it to them? Can a Nevada FFL facilitate a transfer between him and a Nevada resident? How does someone legaly sell something like that?



It's his gun, it's legally stored in NV.

Some Valmet models, by the way, are *not* banned by name and are off-list and can be legally possessed in CA if equipped with a BulletButton-style maglock and a 10rd magazine (providing they are over 30" min length when stock is folded)

But he can just go there and sell it to an FFL, sell it to a resident of a non-CA state thru an FFL in that state, or he can flog it on GunBroker or Auction Arms, and ship to an FFL in the winning bidder's state.

He should not ship the gun to MA, MD, NY(C) etc. without double checking those states' gun laws with knowledgable folks.