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First hunting rifle

I have done some research and find a rifle on the Cabelas website and it says I can only buy it in person so would I just go to the store and tell them the item number and they go find it or what? 

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What rifle and do you have a

What rifle and do you have a Cabela's near you where you can go into the store?  You haven't been able to purchase a firearm out of a catalog for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnng timmmmmmmmme now.  If there isn't a store near you check out your local sporting goods dealers.  If there is a store near you give them a call and ask for the gun department and then ask the person there if they have what you are looking at in stock before going down. 

Then if they do go down and check it out and be ready for the background check if you decide to purchase it from them

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It's a Remington 700 ADL and

It's a Remington 700 ADL and the nearest cabelas is an hour and a half away. The nearest gun store is 30 minutes away but the cabelas usually is cheaper than the closest gun store. We go to the city where cabelas is at once in a while and we're going this weekend and was hoping to get it that day.

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Call them and see if they

Call them and see if they have one in stock in the caliber that you are looking for.  If not you may have to have them order one in for you. 

You'll need your drivers license for an ID and be over 18 in most states to purchase a rifle. 

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Okay. Thanks for replying and

Okay. Thanks for replying and clear that up.

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You can also order the gun

You can also order the gun online and have it delivered to the closet gun shop for pickup then they can run the background check there.

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A store or a distribitor that

A store or a distribitor that sells firearms will not ship a firearm or allow you to order it on line unless he has a FFL license on file for who he is going to ship the firearm to. 

Now you can go into that firearm dealer who you plan on having it shipped to and have them order it for you.  Then do the paper work once it arrives.

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Critter I just did it last

Critter I just did it last month I had it shipped to gander mountain they did the background check after the gun arrived. The only thing is if you don't pass your background check you lose your money so yes I would check with your local gun dealer and do the paperwork first before you have it shipped to them.

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Vinny, was it a private

Vinny, was it a private seller or a firearm distribitor that shipped the firearm to Gander for you? 

Private sellers do that all the time when the sale can not be done face to face or if you live here in Colorado with the new laws that went into effect a couple of years ago that says that everyone has to have a background check before purchasing a firearm. 

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Private seller

Private seller

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internet sales

I've likely purchased over 3 dozen rifles & shotguns through dealers & private sellers on the internet. All have required full payment prior to shipment of the firearm. Paperwork cannot be done ahead of time as the paperwork requires type of firearm and serial # (if present).

The seller has no worries, actually, if you do not pass the background check all accepting dealers have to do prior to allowing the buyer to take possession of the firearm. He's already been paid in full, typically. I suppose the only(?) recourse if you are turned down by the instant check (instant here in Tn, anyway) would be to turn around and sell it through the dealer who accepted it or have a friend who wanted to purchase it. I am not saying a straw purchase, but someone qualified to purchase, accept and keep the firearm in question.