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Private handgun sale - obligation?
#11
Billamj said precisely what I was going to say.

Your conscience should rest easy.

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#12
Just remember that FFL's have no responsibility for a firearm once you walk out the door. It's yours at that point. You must contact the manufacturer. I'm guessing that the buyer was a relative newbie and really doesn't have a clue how the gun world works.
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#13
If he was stupid enough to purchase a used firearm without testing it first, that is his problem.

I was burnt once an a used handgun, which is why I don't purchase used HGs anymore.
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#14
If he doesn't want to deal with it I'll give him $100.00 for it sight unseen, maybe more if I have a chance to inspect it first.
My daughter-in-law is looking for a gun to carry and that would fit the bill very nicely. I'll send it off if needs be or I'll do the repair myself, it's not a big deal as far as I'm concerned.
I've bought less than perfect guns knowing that I'm buying used with no warranty. I've been lucky enough get perfectly functional guns as well as lucky enough to get ones that can be easily repaired. I've never gone back to the seller with a complaint, much less months after the sale.

I'd say the guy is expecting too much from you and you owe him nothing but a courteous response, (and depending on circumstances that may be a real stretch at this point).

BTW, I'm serious about my offer to take it off his hands if he doesn't have the wherewithal to resolve the issue himself.
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#15
You shouldn't even need to be asking this. If he called back the next day and said there was a problem, then I would feel comfortable doing something about it. But a month later? No way. To much time for him to have done something stupid or for it to have somehow have broken with no connection to any actions by you. As others have said, no warranty was implied. Once you transferred it, it became his along with any subsequent problems. Any responsibility you take is up to you, but I say it is his problem at this point.
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#16
It's a Kel-Tec for Christ sakes! He was probably on mouse-gun.com, or something, and lost a spring during a "fluff-and-buff". Now he's too stupid or lazy to send it back to the factory.
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#17
thundrr1;66583 Wrote:Just remember that FFL's have no responsibility for a firearm once you walk out the door. It's yours at that point. You must contact the manufacturer. I'm guessing that the buyer was a relative newbie and really doesn't have a clue how the gun world works.

I would find another FFL if your dealer has no responsibility for a USED firearm once you walk out the door. When I purchase a used Smith, Colt, Freedom Arms, or ???, the firearm is warranted by the gun shop to go bang when I take it out to the range for the first shooting session {he has no range at his shop for me to test fire} for 3 to 5 days. If during the first range session it doesn't go bang, I return to him for repairs on his dime.

My FFL will also eat the purchase price, tax, and all fees if he sells me a USED firearm that comes up stolen after I walk out of the shop. Ask me how I know!!
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#18
I'd say you have some responsibility for a day or two, in the sense that when the buyer takes it home, takes it apart, and finds something inside is broken that couldn't be examined completely. But a day or two...maybe. Not 5+ months.

Offer to buy it back, half price.
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