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Thread: New rules on sending/recieving firearms via rfd I just found out!

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    New rules on sending/recieving firearms via rfd I just found out!

    I just took a rifle to my rfd to send that I have sold and they informed me of some changes that are being enforced after being sent a gun trade notice. It is also something that has now been put on the new firearms certificates which I doubt many of us know about or realise!!

    Basically the receiving rfd cannot write on the cert of the person who has bought the rifle. They need to send their cert by recorded delivery to the seller, ie, me, then I fill it out and return it recorded delivery. The buyer then takes the filled out cert to the rfd their end and collects the rifle!

    By all accounts this is how it should have been done for a while but rfd's have been filling out peoples certs when they shouldn't!

    So in a nutshell the powers that be are making it more difficult and expensive to buy and sell firearms and shotguns long distance,

    Cheers

    Stratts
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    Just when we thought (maybe) some common sense was filtering in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    I just took a rifle to my rfd to send that I have sold and they informed me of some changes that are being enforced after being sent a gun trade notice. It is also something that has now been put on the new firearms certificates which I doubt many of us know about or realise!!

    Basically the receiving rfd cannot write on the cert of the person who has bought the rifle. They need to send their cert by recorded delivery to the seller, ie, me, then I fill it out and return it recorded delivery. The buyer then takes the filled out cert to the rfd their end and collects the rifle!

    By all accounts this is how it should have been done for a while but rfd's have been filling out peoples certs when they shouldn't!

    So in a nutshell the powers that be are making it more difficult and expensive to buy and sell firearms and shotguns long distance,

    Cheers

    Stratts
    I wonder how many people will just choose to sell their guns to the rfd then..........

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    I think that these rules very much depend on which RFD or Firearms licensing area you're dealing with.

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    If i was buying,i wouldnt be happy to have anything entered on my FAC until i had it in my hands....

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    Quote Originally Posted by takbok View Post
    I think that these rules very much depend on which RFD or Firearms licensing area you're dealing with.
    Absolutely right -nothing new.

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    I bought a rifle from a place in in the far Southwest a few years ago.

    I sent my FAC and cheque in payment for the rifle to the seller (who was an RFD).
    Once he's had the payment, I have in law purchased the rifle - so that's the point at which it goes on my FAC, and as the seller he's the one to enter it.
    He then sent the rifle with my FAC to my local RFD, who entered it into his register as my rifle, and then out again to me when I went to collect it and the the FAC.

    That is as far as I'm aware the right way to do it - and always has been.
    However, I didn't send my FAC by recorded delivery and the seller just packed the FAC in with the rifle, so he didn't need to either.

    I guess if the prospective purchaser's RFD actually buys the rifle and then sells it on the the purchaser, it would be done differently - but if the buyer pays the distant seller for the rifle directly, then the buyer has purchased the rifle and the seller has to write it on the FAC before it is sent to the receiving RFD. The receiving RFD then risks ending up with a rifle that he's paid for, the prospective buyer doesn't like and the seller won't refund.
    Last edited by Dalua; 01-04-2016 at 18:01.

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    This has been done to death on here, but as a summation Dalua has explained it quite correctly.

    F

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    I never let my FC out of my sight unless it is when handing in at Police HQ for alteration/variation, recorded or not !!
    Whenever I sell a Firearm it is sold twice between me and the original person that wants to buy it off of me.
    Me to local RFD,
    My local RFD to RFD in the area of my end purchaser.
    End purchaser visits his local RFD and pays any monies due to enter it on his FC and he then collects it and walks away.
    Last edited by EMcC; 01-04-2016 at 18:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Homes View Post
    This has been done to death on here,
    +1
    You're a bit behind the times, Stratts old boy!

    Regardless of the rules, I think most transactions will continue to be carried out as per EMcC's post #9.

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