Is anyone buying revolvers these days?

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Highstandardguy

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Mobuck said:
I've got to find a local dealer who will ship for me before I list them

Everyone I've talked to wants $40 - $50 for this "service". I think I paid $45 to ship/transfer just a Mark III upper. What about Liberty Tree in Carthage?
 

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I called a guy on the GB transfer dealer list last night. He's never done an outgoing transfer so I described the process and he's going to study up and get back to me.
 

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One of the biggest things that creates an expense is the method of shipping. USPS Priority for a handgun is the cheapest,, and actually fairly secure as compared to other services.
Have your dealer look into that as well.
 

jdowney

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Second on the USPS, that guy I liked in Alamo told me once that he just filled out a form and brought a license copy with him to the PO and that it was routine. I never had to bring him packing materials since he did a lot of transfers, but that's another thing you can do easily to help out the FFL.

If you want the cheapest, usually standard priority (non-flat rate) is it. I usually went with medium flat rate though, made shipping cost predictable for the auction (I only sold on GB, I liked the format) and I could pre-pay my FFL to help keep the arrangement simple for him too. I thought it was worth spending a couple extra bucks for simplicity, everyone gets to make that kind of call for themselves.
 

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Back in the old days, I had an FFL and was a Postmaster as well. I did LOT of firearms shipments and even authored a "cheat sheet" for counter persons to use for handling firearms shipping by USPS.
Some dealers are either uninformed or overly cautious when they choose to not accept a shipment from a non-FFL. Their business, their choice. I do have to say that an insured package addressed to a store front or known FFL is a "target" for unscrupulous/criminal minded employees.
 
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Mobuck said:
I do have to say that an insured package addressed to a store front or known FFL is a "target" for unscrupulous/criminal minded employees.

I have always assumed that to be the case . . . particularly with a relatively heavy for its size "gun-shaped box". :roll:
 

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I got a response from a local FFL who will do the transfer/shipping. He actually wants to learn the legal/proper way to handle this sort of transfer.
I'll let you know when I get ready to post the guns on the classified page.
 

jdowney

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Ale-8(1) said:
Mobuck said:
I do have to say that an insured package addressed to a store front or known FFL is a "target" for unscrupulous/criminal minded employees.

I have always assumed that to be the case . . . particularly with a relatively heavy for its size "gun-shaped box". :roll:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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jdowney

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Mobuck said:
I got a response from a local FFL who will do the transfer/shipping. He actually wants to learn the legal/proper way to handle this sort of transfer.
I'll let you know when I get ready to post the guns on the classified page.

Sounds like you found a good one :mrgreen:

Apologies for explaining the obvious a few posts above, in retrospect that must have been annoying....
 

tinman

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Gimme a good price or list something I'm particularly interested in, I'll at least give it a look ....... revolver or semi ...... does not matter. 8)
 

AKDRSS

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If you don’t think the revolver market is hot try buying a new S&W short barreled .22 revolver on Gunbrokers.
 

seasterl

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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/887719123

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/887719298

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/887412865
 

Mobuck

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No apology needed. I had no idea this guy was in business. The only place I've seen his name was on the GB list.
 

PM9

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I figure a revolver will be the last on the gun grabbers list. I just bought a SP101 .22 because of the abundance of 22 shorts I have seen on the shelves of some LGS.
It is a good shooter that can be made into a really good shooter with a tiny amount of work.
 

buckshotshorty

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My last Purchase was a wheel gun I’ve been shooting for about 55 years and started with a revolver and have loved them ever since.
 

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