FIRST KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING THERE ARE TWO CLASSES OF FIREARMS:
FIRST: Non-regulated that would be a standard rifle or shotgun.
SECOND REGULATED: THAT WOULD BE AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR A HANDGUN ,AND ALSO INCLUDES LOWER RECEIVERS THAT COULD BE BUILT INTO AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR HANDGUN.
To purchase any type of firearm out of state and have it shipped to Maryland will require you to have it shipped to a federal licensed firearms dealer. The dealer will first need to provide the seller with a copy of his FFL before the guns is shipped. NOTE; IF SELLER IS NOT FFL DEALER I WILL STILL ACCEPT GUN SELLER MUST PROVIDE COPY OF DRIVERS LICENSE WITH GUN THIS WHAT I REQUIRE:
NOT ALL DEALERS ACCEPT FIREARMS FROM PRIVATE PARTIES.
After firearm is received paperwork will start.
Non-regulated firearms: Transfer process:
You will fill out a ATF form 4457 and we will do a NICS check through the ATF, once completed ( usually takes about 15 min.) you can take your gun with you that day, If the NICS comes back delay then you may need to wait up to 3 business days to receive the gun. You will need to provide drivers license to do transfer.
To purchase an assault rifle or a pistol the shipping is the same, you will need to have completed a certified firearms training course http://www.mdgunsafety.com/
or be a current law enforcement officer or possess a valid handgun permit issued by the state of Maryland or be current or retired military . You will fill out form 4473 and also three additional Maryland state forms that will be sent into MSP and they will do background and NICS check. The total time frame of the transaction is about (as of 5-21-2013) 90 days +
There are additional items that are addressed when purchasing a handgun.
1. No handgun may be purchased that was manufactured after 1-1-1985
That is not on the Maryland handgun roster. ( list available go to www.mdsp.org
Click on Licensing Division under organization you will see Handgun Roster and look to find handgun you are interested
and is listed with model if in doubt ask me: Just because you see it for sale in another gun shop won't make it legal.
2. All handguns manufactured on or before 12-31-2002 must be sold with an external safety lock cable or trigger lock will work. Cost 5.00
3. All handguns manufactured after 12-31-2002 must have an approved integrated mechanical safety device built into gun or with gun, this is called a bore lock which I do sell or you may provide your own. Cost 25.00
4. All new handguns sold in Maryland will have a fired shell casing provided or can be obtained by a 07 ffl (That is ME) to be send to MSP crime lab cost $20.00
5. I do not sell or transfer firearms to anyone under 21 years of age regardless of any laws stated that is my policy.
ANY FIREARM LEFT OVER 30DAYS WILL BE CHARGED $ 25.00 ADDITIONAL FEE PER MONTH UNLESS ADDRESSED BEFORE I TAKE DELIVERY, AND AFTER 3 MONTHS WILL CONSIDER GUN ABANDONED AND WILL BE DISPOSED OF.
Efective 01-01-2013 prices
COSTS: LONG GUN TRANSFER $38.00
ASSAULT GUN TRANSFER $58.00
HANDGUN TRANSFER $58.00
INTEGRATED SAFETY DEVICE IF NEEDED: $25.00
SHELL CASING FIRED IF NEEDED: $20.00 Plus ammo
21.00 if we supply ammo 9mm,45apc, 22,.38.
EXTERNAL SAFETY LOCK $5.00
NFA WEAPON TRANSFER As of Jan 1, 2013 no outside NFA transfers.
By popular demand: Info on firearms transport in Md.
Carrying and Transportation in Vehicles
All firearms being transported in motor vehicles must be unloaded unless you have a carry permit(Maryland) and must abide by restrictions on permit.
It is unlawful for any person without a permit to wear or carry a handgun, openly or concealed, upon or about his person.
It is also unlawful for any person to knowingly transport a handgun in any vehicle traveling on public roads, highways, waterways or airways, or upon roads or parking lots generally used by the public other then for a lawful purpose such as going to range ,repair shop. This does not apply to any person wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun within the confines of real estate owned or leased by him, or on which he resides, or within the confines of a business establishment owned or leased by him.
A person may transport a handgun if they can demonstrate that the handgun is being carried, worn or transported:
- To or from a place of legal purchase or sale, or repair shop.
- Between a person’s bona fide residences, or between his residence and place of business, if the business is operated and substantially owned by that person.
- While engaged in, or traveling to and from a target shoot, formal or informal target practice, sport shooting event, hunting, trapping, or dog obedience training class or show.
- By a bona fide gun collector who is moving any part or all of his gun collection from place to place for public or private exhibition.
During transportation to and from the above places the handgun must be unloaded and carried in an enclosed case or enclosed holster. An additional penalty is provided for any person convicted of unlawfully wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun, if his deliberate purpose was to injure or kill another person.
To sum it all up: Don't put a gun on your hip like a cowboy, unless you are on your own property, house or business without a carry permit, when transporting firearms best to use lock or lock box, carry gun and ammo in trunk when possible.