Post by planejumper82 on Dec 26, 2016 7:30:37 GMT -8
Wow! Must just be my area then. All the shops locally here want in excess of 1100. Most are priced 1200-2500 here. Would you keep your eyes out for me? I'm not in a rush, looking to get one in Feb. when I have some funds free up. Those shops be willing to ship to a ffl locally here? I know it's gonna cost more.
Post by trooperbleed on Dec 27, 2016 18:59:31 GMT -8
That would be great deal in CA for 600-800. I love the history of the 1903 but for shooting (unless you have peeps mounted), i kind of like the sights of the 03A3. Shipping should not be too bad. Does AZ have DROS fees? CA FFLs charge 75+. If anyone runs across an '03 star gage barrel for a good price (even if a rifle is attached), I would be interested. I have a NM 1903 that had the barrel swapped but everything else is groovy. It has the smoothest action for a Springfield I have ever felt. Even has the Lyman 48 on it. Good luck on your quest. Every collection needs an '03.
You can't avoid California DROS fees by buying from a dealer out of state. They have to transact the sale through a California FFL dealer who will charge all the applicable fees, including possibly a charge for handling the out of state transfer.
Post by planejumper82 on Jan 2, 2017 20:04:35 GMT -8
The only thing that's holding me back from getting a C&R license is the fact that I live in apartments. Do you know if you need a permanent address like with a full blown ffl? Or can you live anywhere? Only fees that are here in AZ is the one that dealers charge for the transfer, and that varies from dealer to dealer. Seen it as low as 15 bucks before. AZ is one of the most gun friendly states in the Union. Love living here for that reason. Could do without the heat though.
Any address works because you are not in retail business. you can change the address with ATF if you move. It's easy, renews every 2 years and gives you discounts at places like Brownells. A $15 transfer fee is a great deal though.
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