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Old October 1, 2012, 05:17 PM   #26
Eppie
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Not the same gun

About 3 years ago I bought a POF 308 on Gunbroker. As usual I sent an e-mail to my FFL with the link of the auction. When I went to pick up the rifle the stock was not the same as the one pictured in the auction. I pointed it out to my FFL, he checked the pictures and agreed. He immediately called the seller who promptly accepted responsibility to ship me a replacement with a return postage.

After it was all straightened out we did the paperwork. I did get a replacement as promised and had no further problems.

It seems counter intuitive to do things as your FFL did it, but I wouldn't say it's wrong, just different and little confusing.
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Old October 1, 2012, 09:16 PM   #27
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Clearly I did not ask to see it first. Nothing registered to me as being "wrong" until he brought it out and I saw that it was already open. I'VE ALWAYS opened them myself in the past. I assume there's a good reason OTHER FFL's had me open the box myself... that way if there was something wrong/missing, it would be immediately clear that it was a factory or shipping error and not due to his actions.
Allow me to clarify that, while my FFL has me inspect the firearm before I fill out any paperwork, he has already opened the package and seen the firearm. The BATFE requires that the gun be entered into his bound book if it's going to be on the premises overnight, and it's virtually guaranteed that I won't be able to get there the same day a gun arrives, even IF he can reach me by phone the moment the gun comes through the door. Typically, he won't be able to enter it into his bound book without opening the package to see what it is, verify the barrel length, and verify the serial number.
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Old October 2, 2012, 04:29 AM   #28
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THIS IS WHERE I EXPLAIN THAT ALL OF MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.
Okay, we're getting repetitive and the OP has called this one.

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