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Demilling handgun

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by arclight610, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. arclight610

    arclight610

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    I just recently sold a .22 pistol to someone on Gunbroker for parts. The gun is intact, but the person just wants the barrel, slide, and innards of the gun. He suggested that I take all the stuff off, but I don't think I'm comfortable in doing it, nor do I have all the right tools. If I took a hacksaw and cut it straight down the middle of the frame, and i kept half of it, i.e. destroying the frame, can it be shipped like this? Is it considered a firearm then?
     
  2. Batesmotel

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    I personally would not mail the frame or any part of it in any condition. Find someone or pay a gunsmith to tear it down then destroy the frame.
     

  3. themighty9mm

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    Why do you have to destroy the frame? Why not have a gunsmith take the parts out for you, you ship those parts. Then sell the frame. Many people can use frames for certain guns so they can build exactly what they want. More cash in your wallet.
    Remember
    Everytime a frame is destroyed, an angel looses its wings.
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    Not enough to be legal.
     
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    Or hell, he bought the whole gun. Just send him the whole gun and let him deal with getting the parts off and what to do with the frame
     
  6. Batesmotel

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    He can't legally ship the gun.
     
  7. dosei

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    He can ship it to someone with a FFL. The buyer just needs to supply the seller with the necessary information.
     
  8. arclight610

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    The reason he wants only the parts is because he wants them to more or less just fix up the one he already has. Also it saves a heck of alot on shipping because I don't have to overnight a $200 .22 handgun for $50. I can flat rate the parts for $5.
     
  9. Batesmotel

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    Don't see where he said the buyer is an FFL.
     
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    For me its always been even cheaper to ship ffl to ffl, thats usually what people mean when they speak of shipping a gun. For my my ffl only charges what exactly it cost to ship wich is usually under 20 bucks. Then you wouldnt have to worry about paying a smith for the work.
     
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  11. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    What sort of .22 frame do you have? Maybe one of us wants it. :)

    deadite
     
  12. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Did you include shipping in the final price? Did the winning bid state he did not want the frame before he bid?

    Tell him to send the overnight funds with FFL address or retract his bid and note it in his feedback. Why is this your problem?

    If you do not have the wherewithal to disassemble the pistol, do you feel you can dissect it with a hacksaw without damaging or losing small parts?

    Do not pay a gunsmith to do this unless the expense is covered by the buyer in advance.
     
  13. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    What gun?
    ATF has different spec for how to demil different guns.
    A picture would help.
     
  14. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I totally agree. However as you know, the frame is "the gun."
     
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    The frame, if it has the serial # would have to be transfered by/to a dealer. Now Ruger 22 pistols the "frame" is the upper with the barrel. I would just disassemble it and send everything but the frame with serial # . Numrich Arms/ Gun parts may even buy it from you, ya never know. I worked at a gun shop long ago, and we were licensed gunsmiths too, and I think there is a form to send to ATF when a gun is destroyed(they have to be booked in and out, repairs too, and if a gun is destroyed, it is booked out as destroyed and form sent in). That was 20+ years ago, who knows now. We sold stuff to Numrich /Gun Parts on occasion. Might get a few bucks, call them and ask if they want it.
     
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    He didn't, and I was not implying that the buyer had a FFL. But there are very few people that DO NOT have a FFL holder (gun shop) near them.
     
  17. arclight610

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    It is an old Star .22 pistol. What if cut the frame off with the serialized part and keep that? There will still be a little bit of receiver nub on the end of the barrel, but 95% of the frame would be in my possession including the serialized part.
     
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    Keep the frame intact and resell it to someone else who needs it.