View Full Version : Mosin purchase shipping question

02-20-2012, 11:46 AM
Hopefully this is not the wrong forum.
In California, can I buy a Mosin from private party and have it shipped to my home? (1954 built date, still over 50 years)
Looks like the ATF is OK, just not sure logic applies to CA as well.

Mssr. Eleganté
02-20-2012, 12:13 PM
For this answer I'll assume you are not a C&R FFL.

As of now, 50+ year old C&R long guns can be transferred between two 18+ year old California residents without having to go through a dealer and without any kind of paperwork. Face to face transfers using this exemption happen all the time. However, it's hard to find sellers willing to ship a gun to a stranger because there is no easy way for them to verify the age and residency of the buyer. They don't know if the photocopy of your ID has been altered with Photoshop or something.

In 2014 this exemption goes away.

02-20-2012, 12:52 PM
If I may add a question... If ordering online from out of state... Would you have too through an ffl?

02-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Residents of different states have to go through a FFL. If you had a C&R FFL, a long gun could be shipped directly to you.