Transfer Fee $45 per firearm

Multi-firearm discounts available


NOVA Armory 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.  NOVA Armory is permitted by law to transfer rifles and shotguns to persons 18 years of age or older. Additionally, NOVA Armory is permitted by law to transfer handguns, receivers, frames, shotguns without shoulder stocks, and other firearms that do not meet the legal definition of a shotgun or rifle to persons 21 years of age or older.

Procedures for Incoming Transfers

If a firearm is purchased online and the customer wants NOVA Armory to handle the incoming transfer, the customer must:

A. Notify NOVA Armory at that the customer is making a purchase and would like NOVA Armory to handle the incoming transfer. This notification should include the customer’s name, telephone number, and email address, the name of the person shipping the firearm to NOVA Armory, and the make and model of the firearm.

B. Purchase the item and pay for it directly.

C. Provide to the person shipping the firearm to NOVA Armory a copy of our Federal Firearms License (FFL) or provide the link to our FFL to the person so they can download the FFL directly from our website. Note that if the person shipping the firearm into Virginia requires contact with NOVA Firearms before they will ship, this may delay your transfer. It is the customer’s responsibility to provide NOVA Armory all information necessary to contact seller if the seller will not accept the FFL directly from you.

D. Ensure that the person shipping the firearm includes either a copy of their FFL with the shipment or, if the person is not a dealer, a copy of their driver’s license. In addition,they should include your name and contact information with the firearm.

E. NOVA Armory will notify the customer that the firearm has arrived, and is ready for pick up.  

In/Outbound Transfers:

$45 per firearm, plus shipping if applicable

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 does 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 and tracking information via email.

  • All outbound shipments are processed on Mondays.

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.

Storage Fees: If a firearm remains with NOVA Armory for more than ten (10) days past the date the customer was notified that we received the firearm for an incoming transfer, a storage fee of $5 per day will accrue retroactively to the date on which the customer was notified of the firearm. All transfer fees, shipping, and storage fees must be paid before NOVA Armory releases/transfer the firearm.

Abandoned Inbound Transfers: Firearms transferred to NOVA Armory 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 NOVA Armory.

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 $25 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: NOVA Armory inspects all firearms that ship in and out of our facility immediately upon receipt.

We will not be held liable for any defects, damage, or malfunctions on firearms transferred (inbound or outbound) to/from third parties.