Hej Frank...did not consider that the range probably had an FFL..
Thinking more about myself...when I went in the military (pre GCA68) I left all my guns with my dad (except one pistol). While I was in the military my dad moved to Washington. When I got out of the military 8 years later, I went to my parent home, retrieved my personal guns, and "borrowed" all of dad's guns (except his Win 1897 he kept for SD)
Had those "borrowed" guns until he died in 1988, when they became mine for real...
(then I got the 1897 too as mom moved back to Canada to live near my sister..)