FFL & Private Party Transfers  

Sterling Arsenal accepts (inbound / outbound) firearm transfers (from / to) our Preferred Dealer Network and dozens of other licensed dealers from across the country. We also accept transfers directly from private individuals. 

Contact us first to check pricing and availability of firearms that we already have in-stock at the shop -- in particular AR rifles, Beretta, Sig Sauer, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Colt, Remington, FNH, H&K, etc.  Our in-stock pricing is competitive, especially on premium firearms, after you consider in-shop discount programs, shipping and other fees -- call us!  

You can also save money by ordering directly from our Preferred Discount On-Line Partner 
Sterling Arsenal reserves the right to reject transfers from dealers that sell new production firearms at prices below minimum advertised pricing (MAP) or other price schedules which would violate our own industry stocking dealer agreements. 

 Fees for Inbound Transfers from Preferred Dealer Network

 AIM SurplusCDNNPalmetto State Armory; VAGUNSHOP.COM

  • One Firearm $20
  • Two Firearms $35
  • Three Firearms $50
  • Four or more follow the tier above, e.g. five firearms = $50 + $35 = $85
  • NFA Firearm Transfers $85 per Serial Number
Dropped-Shipped Firearms from Other Licensed Dealers by Preferred Dealers are charged per the fees below.

Fees for Inbound Transfers from Other Licensed Dealers or Non-Licensed Individuals
  • One Firearm $55
  • Two Firearms $80
  • Three Firearms $110
  • Four or more Firearms follow the tier above, e.g. 5 firearms = $110 + 80
  • NFA Firearm Transfers $200 per Serial Number
 Inbound Transfer Steps
Purchasing from a Licensed Dealer:

  1. Purchase firearm from dealer
  2. Email support@sterlingarsenal.com with your seller’s name, phone number, and email, include manufacturer, model, caliber, and order number
  3. Sterling Arsenal will email you confirming the seller has our information then again when we have received your firearm and it’s ready for pick-up.
Buying from a Non-Licensed Private Individual:
  1. Finalize terms of purchase with seller
  2. Email the seller’s name, phone number, and email, include manufacturer, model, caliber, and order number
  3. Sterling Arsenal contacts seller requesting an image of their driver's license prior to providing them our FFL information and shipping instructions
  4. Sterling Arsenal will email you confirming the seller has our information and then again when the firearm is ready for pick-up.

Outbound Transfers and Shipping Service

Outbound Transfer Fees:
  • One Firearm $22 plus Shipping 
  • Two Firearms $39 plus Shipping
  • Three Firearms $55 plus Shipping 
  • Four or more Firearms are priced on an individual case basis  
Shipping Service:
  • We ship all handguns FedEx 2-Day Air Express; All long guns ship FedEx Ground
  • Shipping Fees vary by destination, dimension, and weight, typically do not exceed $29 
  • Service includes packing and tracking – just drop off your firearm(s), copy of your ID, and recipient FFL dealer info and you’re done! You will receive shipping tracking via email. 
FFL Transfer Terms and Conditions
  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off: Customers may pick-up / drop-off firearms during posted business hours.
  • Background Checks: Background Checks are performed at the time firearms are picked up. 
  • Sales Taxes: Virginia Sales Tax is applied to Transfer Fees.
  • Abandoned Inbound Transfers: Firearms transferred to Sterling Arsenal are considered abandoned if not picked up within 30 calendar days unless arrangements are made within the 30 calendar day period. Abandoned firearms will be retained or disposed as deemed practical by Sterling Arsenal.
  • Returned or Cancelled Transfers: Customer is responsible for all return shipping charges should they wish to cancel and return a firearm to a seller; customer will also pay a $55 surcharge to cover the cost of recording the acquisition and deposition of the firearm.
  • Shipping to Licensed FFL Dealers: All Firearm Transfers ship to an FFL.
  • Firearm Inspection: Sterling Arsenal inspects ALL firearms that ship in and out of our facility immediately upon receipt.
  • Sterling Arsenal will not be held liable for any defects, damage, or malfunctions on firearms Transferred (Inbound or Outbound) to / from third parties.