Buckeye Red,look it over real good for cracks in the wood which can be fixed easily and the condition of the wood and bluing on the barrel and other parts, is the crown good? does the lever function smooth, do you know the first two of the ser.# Take a cleaning rod with you and some dry patches and a cleaning rod with you and run down the bore and see if any rust is on the patch, all these things are bargaining chips in your favor. but as far as the price goes it sounds great.
By the way Brocky how is the 41 and waffle top doing?
With all due respect, if someone asked me for my drivers license to be mailed or E-mailed, I wouldn't respond either. A license shared at a legal FTF sale, yes, I wouldn't mind that at all.I have a secure line at work and asked that a copy of his driver license be sent or if he prefered mailed to me. No response since that request.
Yes, I would have the FFL handle it. He would be more apt to send it if the FFL required it. Or have him send the gun from his FFL to your FFL.336 Fan I understand completely and I was hesitant to ask, but I'm also heistant to send money to a P.O. Box. It's not possible to meet FTF. My FFL requires a copy be sent with the rifle would it be more reasonable to have it faxed to my FFL ??
Only thing to add is to send the USPS M/O by Priority Mail to have a record of delivery, just in case a fraud investigation becomes necessary. Receiving post office will also have a record of person renting the box, so you should be OK (but can't hurt to be cautious!)If you do send a Money Order, make it a Postal Money Order. If things go south, you now have mail Fraud and FBI has to investigate all mail fraud. Im with the others here, NO money ever sent to a PO box. That just sends up a red flag.
If your a bit uneasy about the whole thing, request that the rifle be sent from an FFL when shipped. It may be an extra $25 or $30 on your end but its a nice security. He will have to turn the gun over to a shop and let them deal with the transfer.