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Old 09-14-2011, 4:52 PM
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Default Private party purchase of Non-roster handgun in CA

I have inquired of a CA FFL where he is located to be able to go see a handgun he has for sale on another list, GunsAmerica. His reply was that he cannot sell the gun in California.

My first inclination is to disagree, because face-to-face transfers and PPTs are legal in California of non-roster handguns.

Can anyone shed light on this for me, and probably others who have faced the same dilemna dealing, or trying to, with an FFL who thinks non-roster guns are simply not transferable in our great state?

Thanks, Mariposawrick
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Old 09-14-2011, 4:54 PM
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A FFL selling out of his inventory, cannot sell you an off roster handgun unless you are exempted via LEO or fairy dust.

If it actually were a PPT it would work.
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Old 09-14-2011, 4:56 PM
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most likely that off-roster handgun is in his inventory. If that is the case, he is correct that he can't sell it to you unless you are roster-exempt.

If that handgun was not in his inventory, but was still owned by a private party seller, then yes, it could be PPT'ed to you through that dealer. If the handgun was cosigned to the dealer, then it could be sold to you as a PPT transfer if you went to the dealer to do the DROS.

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Old 09-28-2011, 5:15 AM
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Thanks all. Clear as mud to me now. Your explanations make sense, just not the law. Chad
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:19 AM
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I purchased an off-roster Gen 4 new via single-shot exemption... Also, ke6guj, glad to see another ham on the forum..
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