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FFL Transfer Services at PawnDepot

At PawnDepot, we're proud to offer Federal Firearms License (FFL) transfer services to our valued customers in Louisiana. Whether you're buying or selling firearms, our FFL transfer service ensures a smooth and legally compliant process.

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What is an FFL Transfer?

An FFL transfer is required when you buy or sell a firearm through a licensed dealer. As a licensed FFL dealer, PawnDepot facilitates the legal transfer of firearms between private individuals, ensuring that all state and federal regulations are followed.

At PawnDepot, our FFL Transfer Fee is $25.00 per firearm. Please allow us a processing time of up to 3 business days from the day your firearm is delivered to our store for it to be received, processed, and logged in our books before we contact you for pickup.


Upon pickup, you'll need to complete an ATF Form 4473 for the necessary background check. We require a valid government-issued I.D., and it must match your correct legal name and current address as mandated by law. Only the individual whose name is on the transferred firearm's paperwork can legally pick up the firearm, and the original purchaser must be the one to do so.


Please note that we do not accept firearms shipped from individuals with a residential address or from any person or business without a federal firearms license. We exclusively accept firearms that are FFL transfers from other licensed businesses, such as FFL gun shops, FFL gun ranges, FFL pawn shops, and FFL sporting goods stores.


If you're an individual without a Federal Firearms License wishing to ship us a firearm for an FFL transfer, we require you to bring the firearm to your local FFL gun shop, FFL gun range, FFL pawn shop, or FFL sporting goods store with a valid Federal Firearms License and have them mail the firearm to us.


Any firearm sent to us from a residential address or from any person or business without a Federal Firearms License will be returned to the sender's nearest local FFL gun shop, FFL gun range, FFL pawn shop, or FFL sporting goods store at the sender's cost. This cost includes paying for return shipping and a $100.00 fee for our time spent returning the firearm. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the improperly shipped and received firearm being forfeited and submitted to local law enforcement for legal destruction. 


PawnDepot is not liable for any damages incurred to any firearm being transferred to our store. Failure to accept the transfer after one year from the delivery date at our store will result in forfeiture of the firearm to PawnDepot.

Why Choose PawnDepot for Your FFL Transfers?

  • Licensed and Trusted: PawnDepot is a licensed FFL dealer, providing a secure and lawful platform for firearm transactions.

  • Convenience Across Louisiana: With multiple locations in Covington, Slidell, Hammond, Metairie, Gretna, Chalmette, and Laplace, our FFL transfer services are easily accessible to residents throughout Louisiana.

  • Knowledgeable Staff: Our knowledgeable staff is well-versed in firearm regulations, ensuring that your FFL transfer is conducted with precision and compliance.

  • Transparent Process: We believe in transparency throughout the FFL transfer process. Our staff will guide you through the necessary steps, making sure you understand each phase of the transaction.

How Does the FFL Transfer Process Work at PawnDepot?

  1. Select PawnDepot as Your FFL Dealer: When buying or selling a firearm, choose PawnDepot as your FFL dealer.

  2. Provide Seller's Information: If you're purchasing a firearm, provide the seller with our FFL information, and we'll handle the necessary paperwork.

  3. Initiate the Transfer: The seller ships the firearm to PawnDepot, where we log it into our system.

  4. Background Check (if applicable): For firearm purchases, we conduct the required background check in compliance with federal and state regulations.

  5. Complete the Transfer: Once all necessary checks are completed, you can pick up your firearm from PawnDepot, ensuring a legal and secure transfer.

Visit PawnDepot for Reliable and Secure FFL Transfers in Louisiana

Whether you're a firearm enthusiast, collector, or someone looking to make a legal firearm transaction, PawnDepot is your trusted partner for FFL transfers in Louisiana. With our commitment to legality, transparency, and customer satisfaction, we make the FFL transfer process straightforward and secure.

At PawnDepot, we strive for swift firearm shipment. All firearms are promptly dispatched from our in-store inventory within 3 business days of purchase, utilizing reliable carriers such as UPS, FedEx, or USPS. It's important to note that once the firearm is in the hands of the postal carrier and has left our store, PawnDepot holds no liability for any damages incurred.

Visit any of our Louisiana locations or contact us for more information on our FFL transfer services.

PawnDepot is here to facilitate your firearm transactions with professionalism and expertise.

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