firearm transfers.

We accept person-to-person firearm transfers or online FFL transfers.


FFL Transfer Cost


NFA Transfer Cost

the process.

If you are buying online or from another dealer you would need to select Main Line Armory as your preferred dealer and proceed with the necessary steps.

Before purchasing elsewhere, we encourage you to visit our store at Main Line Armory. You may find that purchasing direct from us may be a better option after you factor in the cost of shipping and processing of your sale.

Requirements: As the buyer, you would need to be at least 18 years old for long gun (rifle or shotgun) purchases or 21 years old for handgun purchases. You would also need to provide valid identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID, to confirm your age and residency.

fill out a firearm transfers form.

You and Main Line Armory would start by completing the ATF Form 4473, which involves providing personal information and undergoing a background check. Following that, Main Line Armory would contact the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) to conduct the necessary background check on your behalf.

background check.

If the background check results in approval, Main Line Armory can proceed with the sale. However, if any concerns arise during the background check, a delay or denial may occur. Pennsylvania does not impose an additional waiting period beyond the time it takes to complete the background check.

legal requirements.

During the firearm transfers process, Main Line Armory will actively monitor and ensure that each sale adheres to legal requirements. We will deny a sale to anyone we suspect is attempting a straw purchase, that is, purchasing a firearm on behalf of someone who is prohibited from owning one.

Throughout the transfer process, we are vigilant in ensuring all sales adhere to existing legal requirements. We will deny any sale suspected to be a straw purchase, i.e., purchasing a firearm on behalf of someone who is prohibited from owning one.

Disclaimer: Background Check Delays and Denials

In the event of a delay during the background check, Main Line Armory will retain possession of the firearm(s) until clearance is received. If a denial occurs, the firearm will need to be transferred back to the seller at a cost of $50.00. If both a delay and a denial occur, the firearm is forfeit.

We are committed to upholding the integrity of the firearm transfers process and fostering responsible gun ownership. We aim to provide a safe environment for our customers and the broader community by strictly adhering to all applicable laws and regulations.


Main Line Armory
ATTN: FFL Transfer
60 Three Tun Rd. Suite 2,
Malvern, PA 19355
[email protected]