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Old 03-26-2013, 8:21 PM
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I heard about this at the last gunshow I attended. Sounds sketchy. Is it legal? A customer told me that his old FFL down south would order the long gun, start the DROS, and call him when it came in.
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I heard about this at the last gunshow I attended. Sounds sketchy. Is it legal? A customer told me that his old FFL down south would order the long gun, start the DROS, and call him when it came in.
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I do it all the time.
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Long guns aren't currently registered, so the serial number isn't required. The DROS is a check of the person purchasing the firearm. As a courtesy, an FFL can start the DROS while waiting for the firearm to ship.
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The problem will arise when the gun in question doesn't get to your shop in time and the buyer beaches about having to do and pay for a second DROS and wait ten more days. Just make sure that you know that the buyer completely understands the risk of loosing $25.
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This has been common practice for many years. I'll even start a handgun DROS if I have the serial number. In the rare case when the supplier sends the wrong gun, you can simply submit a DROS correction.
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The problem will arise when the gun in question doesn't get to your shop in time and the buyer beaches about having to do and pay for a second DROS and wait ten more days. Just make sure that you know that the buyer completely understands the risk of loosing $25.
Or if the firearm is not as advertised, lost, damaged, etc. In addition to the DROS fee, you should consider your fee. Do you want to do the second one for free? What do you get out of it? Also, if you have an inspection, there might be some questions and they might assume that you already gave the firearm to the person since it is not in your inventory.

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