FIRST KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING THERE ARE TWO CLASSES OF FIREARMS:
Effective Oct 1, 2013
Non-regulated-That is rifles and shotguns that are not banned.
SECOND REGULATED: THAT WOULD BE A HANDGUN.
To purchase any type of firearm out of state(and have it shipped in) you must have it shipped to a License 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 a pistol the shipping is the same, before any paperwork can be done you will need to have A Handgun Qualification License.
This info can be found on Maryland State Police web site appears to be up and running at this time. You will fill out form 4473 and also four 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 at best a guess, right now running 100 days,this is not including the time it takes to obtain a HQL.
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
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
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 sent to MSP crime lab. Cost $20
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.
Effective 01-01-2014 prices NEW PRICEING ON TRANSFERS.
COSTS: LONG GUN TRANSFER $40.00
ASSAULT RIFLE TRANSFER
HANDGUN TRANSFER $63.00
INTEGRATED SAFETY DEVICE IF NEEDED: $25.00
SHELL CASING FIRED IF NEEDED: $21.00 Plus ammo
EXTERNAL SAFETY LOCK $5.00
NFA WEAPON TRANSFER As of Jan 1, 2013 no outside NFA transfers any transfer is subject to a 20% restock fee if you don't take delivery after transfer form 3-4 completed
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.