95 Seminole Ave
Ormond Beach, FL 32176 (386)
Finding a local dealer
to transfer a firearm
- All post-1898 firearms purchased from EMPIRE ARMS must
be shipped via U.P.S. to a
Federally licensed firearms dealer (Type 01 FFL) or C&R
collector (Type 03 FFL). NO EXCEPTIONS!
- A signed
copy of your (or your dealer's) federal firearm license
(FFL) must have been
mailed (or, preferably, emailed) to us and on-file at time of shipment. It
is a very good idea to send us a signed copy of the FFL
in advance for our files in order to avoid delays in
shipping or even missing getting what you want entirely.
now be FAXED to us at (386) 677-7324. Please be
absolutely certain the dealer [A]
SIGNS the copy first, and [B]
uses the FINE or SUPER-FINE setting on the outgoing FAX machine
(NOT the PHOTO setting) so the address, FFL number
and expiration-date is clear and legible when we receive it on our
- We greatly prefer
and EMAILED copies of FFL's as long as they are signed.
- Once we have that dealer's FFL
on-file, we can ship firearms to them until 45 days after
it expires (a copy of their FFL does not have to be sent
for every order).
- Most firearm dealers will NOT
do transfers (preferring that you buy something from
their inventory instead) so finding one who *will* do a
transfer for you can sometimes be a little difficult and
- Expect to pay for this
service. Fees range from the reasonable
$25 flat that we used to charge to outright
extortion depending on where you live and how
"firearm-friendly" your state is. For instance,
many dealers in California charge $100 or more per
firearm to effect a (simple) transfer, and in New York City they often charge much more than that (ouch!). Many dealers, however, are quite
reasonable, rightly figuring that you will buy something
like ammo when you come in to pick up your gun, and if
you are real lucky you just might know someone who will
do a transfer for nothing. It's NICE to have friends.
- Type 03 FFL's (licensed
collectors of Curios & Relics) can
do a legal transfer for you or anyone else! I
know it may be tempting, but that is called a "straw
purchase" and is highly illegal. Please, do it
legally or don't do it at all.
best method is really old-school: Just
through your local phone-book "yellow pages"
under "Gun Dealers & Gunsmiths",
call these folks up and politely ask *if* they will do a
transfer and if so *how much* they will charge you to do a
- After you find your
transfer-dealer, we need them to send us a signed copy of
their FFL before we can ship them anything (it can also be FAXED or,
noted above). If they are "old-school" and insist on mailing
it, we strongly suggest that you actually show up
with a stamped envelope addressed to us and a
"post-it" note indicating exactly what and who
the FFL is for just to make sure it actually gets mailed
to us and we know why when it arrives... better yet, mail
- Finally, after this is done,
please e-mail us and inform us the name
of the dealer so we will watch out for their FFL and
promptly ship the firearm to them (along with a signed
copy of our FFL for their files, of course) as soon as possible.
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