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daedalus34r 04-26-2013 04:29 PM

Gun purchasing before NICS (plus new gun pics!)
 
i did some googling but couldn't find anything of use.

My understanding is the NICS system came online early 90s, so how were guns purchased before then? Each state had wildly different rules and background check systems?




For your time:
http://imgur.com/a/62tyL#0
My new Beretta 92A1 , sexy!

tailo 04-26-2013 09:44 PM

At one time you could buy machine guns via mail order or at your local hard ware store.
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/23/351...79a70efcb0.jpg

ryanwhite74115 04-26-2013 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daedalus34r (Post 15376288)
i did some googling but couldn't find anything of use.

My understanding is the NICS system came online early 90s, so how were guns purchased before then? Each state had wildly different rules and background check systems?




For your time:
http://imgur.com/a/62tyL#0
My new Beretta 92A1 , sexy!

How much on avg does the 92A1 run???

Reedo302 04-27-2013 12:32 AM

NICS started in 1998. November 30th, 1998 to be exact. I remember it, because I was working for a now-defunct company called Galyan's Trading Company (bought out by Dick's). I worked in the hunt/fish department and I sold guns. Before it, you just filled out a 4473 and walked off with your gun if you answered every question correctly.

daedalus34r 04-28-2013 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ryanwhite74115 (Post 15376916)
How much on avg does the 92A1 run???

I paid $760 before tax. MSRP on berettausa.com is $725. Ive noticed prices have all gone way up.

I paid $850 for my USP full size 9mm last fall. Now its a cool grand.

GasKing 04-28-2013 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tailo (Post 15376901)
At one time you could buy machine guns via mail order or at your local hard ware store.
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/23/351...79a70efcb0.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reedo302 (Post 15377147)
NICS started in 1998. November 30th, 1998 to be exact. I remember it, because I was working for a now-defunct company called Galyan's Trading Company (bought out by Dick's). I worked in the hunt/fish department and I sold guns. Before it, you just filled out a 4473 and walked off with your gun if you answered every question correctly.

Thats awesome.

daedalus34r 04-28-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reedo302 (Post 15377147)
NICS started in 1998. November 30th, 1998 to be exact. I remember it, because I was working for a now-defunct company called Galyan's Trading Company (bought out by Dick's). I worked in the hunt/fish department and I sold guns. Before it, you just filled out a 4473 and walked off with your gun if you answered every question correctly.

So it was just a visual check of the form, making sure all the obvious questions were 'no' ?


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