I can help you with your purchase of firearms from non-local dealers. Succinctly,
you order firearms for delivery to me. When the shipment arrives, we will meet
face-to-face and complete
all the required paperwork and background check. Once approved by the
Virginia State Police, I transfer your
purchase to you. Please note:
I transfer firearms for US Citizens who are Virginia
Be sure you understand the eligibility to purchase various types
of firearms prior to ordering.
To check your eligibility to own a firearm in Virginia, please
Virginia State Police website.
I DO NOT transfer firearms governed under the National
Firearms Act (NFA). Among other things, these include
automatic weapons, suppressors, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled
shotguns. For more information about these types of firearms,
please visit the [BATF
website]. Examples of NFA firearms may be found on the
Documentation to Establish Identity and Residence
Your identity and residency must be positively verified
to transfer a firearm. I require a valid Virginia Driver license
or a valid Virginia State Identification Card with your current, Virginia street address
and, for driver licenses, with a date of issue for
an original or duplicate driver license at least 30 days before the current date.
Your valid license or state ID along with a change of address card from the Virginia DMV is
valid. Please Note:the identification presented at the time of transfer
MUST match the name and address of the person who purchased the
firearm from the seller and/ or the shipping FFL.
Per Federal regulations, if your valid Virginia driver license does not list
your street address (e.g., a post office box) YOU MUST provide a second document issued by Virginia or a
Virginia local government (e.g., your county) that bears the exact same name as
the driver license and your current street address. Typically, your vehicle
registration issued by the Virginia DMV or your Virginia Voter Registration Card
will meet this requirement. A vehicle registration that does not have your
name (e.g., listing only your spouse's name) is NOT acceptable.
Please note - I do NOT
accept military ID's for any transfers.
$28 for the first gun plus $5 for each subsequent gun transferred at the same time, up to five guns total per transfer.
Transfer of two or more pistols within one week (7 calendar
days) incurs a $5 extra paperwork fee for forms required by the
Missed appointments without 24 hours notice are subject to a
The mandatory Virginia State Police background check fee is
an additional $2.
For example, a transfer of a pistol is $30; the transfer of a pistol and a rifle is $35; the transfer of two pistols is $40.
Please note: any gun not picked up
in 7 calendar days after my notification to you of its arrival is subject to a $5
per day storage charge. Any gun not picked
up in 30 calendar days may be considered abandoned and may be disposed in a manner
convenient to me.
Inbound Transfer Process
your purchase with the seller.
If the seller is not a FFL, the seller must find
a FFL to ship it to me.
I accept transfers from Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) ONLY.
For licensed dealers, pawnbrokers, and manufacturers, I require a copy of
their valid, unexpired license that can be verified by the FFL EZ-Check system. For those who hold a type 3 (Curio and Relic collector) license who sold a
C&R eligible firearm, I require a copy
of the valid, unexpired license and a copy of the licensee's driver license
where the name and address exactly match that on the C&R license.
I do not accept C&R licenses for non-C&R firearms.
If you or the seller
need to find a FFL to perform the shipping, look
one up here.
Contact me with your name, address, phone, and
e-mail address. Please also include the following:
The description of item
you purchased (e.g., the auction
number, a copy of the order or
invoice, or a link
to the item on the seller's website,
and your own written description
that includes the type of gun, make,
model, and caliber).
The order or invoice number.
The seller's FFL contact information
(name, address, and an e-mail address
and/or phone and fax number).
NOTE - failure to provide
the information above may result
in a delay shipping your item.
Provide the seller my contact information:
Joseph Picolla, Member
Bullseye Arms and Service LLC
220 Ashton Drive, SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
I will contact the seller's FFL to arrange the
exchange of credentials. The seller's FFL will request
a copy of my license (which I will provide via email
or can be viewed and downloaded [here].)
I will ask for a copy of the seller's FFL's license.
The seller's FFL copy is normally shipped with the order.
The seller's FFL will ship the item to me.
I will ask seller's FFL for the tracking information,
which may or may not be sent to me. Therefore,
please forward the shipping/ tracking information
you receive to me.
I will open the package, confirm the
contents and update
my required records.
We will set an appointment to complete the
paperwork and background check. A federal
form, a Virginia state form, and a background
check are required for the transfer.
Both forms and the background check are
completed at the time we meet.
You may want to review the forms prior to our
appointment. A sample of the federal form,
the Firearms Transaction Record (also known by
its form number - 4473) may be found [here].
The state form requires information similar to
the federal form. Complete information
about Virginia's requirements and the background
check may be found [here].
Assuming all goes as expected, you take possession
of the item at the end of our appointment.
Once your item arrives,
I will quickly contact you and offer several appointment options. If you come without
an appointment, I will turn you away. In addition, I may impose an additional
$30 charge for the transfer or not do the transfer at all.
check can take a few minutes or a few days. You may take
your item only after the transfer is approved by the Virginia
If the State Police do not approve the transfer,
you may not take possession of the item
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