Having purchased a .243 from an advert on this site just before Christmas, I'm now having a devil of a job getting it transfered from the sellers RFD to mine, and was wondering if anyone else has had the same bother and if so how it was sorted and what it cost? Apparently my variation could be sorted in about a week, and it would be a shame not to be able to fill the slot immediately...!
The vendor has fulfilled his part of the arangements by packing the rifle up and depositing it with his RFD. No problems there.
But, apparently the RFD that the rifle is now residing with in Scotland, awaiting transport, isn't a member of the Gun Traders Association (or whatever it's called) and my RFD is. This seems to result in an insurmountable hurdle when it comes to arrangeing the transport!
The Scottish RFD hasn't got a GTA account with a courier, so can't request the collection.
My RFD won't request the collection because to do so would mean they would be responsible for verifying the condition of the rifle when it's picked up, which of course they can't do. And they say it'll make a lot of extra work and administration.
Seems to be a bit of a stalemate.
Anyone got any experience of this before?
(Or anyone know of a courier who I could contact to arrange the transport from one RFD to the other, if my local RFD won't make the arrangements?)