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Firearms purchases must be compliant AS IS to meet your state restrictions for us to ship the firearm to you. We will not ship to third parties to modify or change the firearm to become compliant. Must be compliant straight from the manufacturer for us to process your order.

You are responsible to know the laws and regulations of your state before purchasing. Ignorance is not a valid excuse. There may be fees associated to recoup costs with orders that can not because completed because of legal issues in your state. This page is not a complete list of restrictions, but is updated to the best of our knowledge. These laws and ordinances for firearms, ammunition, and certain other items are subject to change without notice to us.


– Prohibited: Handguns (other than antique firearms) where the frame, barrel, cylinder, slide or breech-lock is composed of any material with a melting point of less than 1,000 degrees F, or an ultimate tensile strength of less than 55,000 psi, or comprised of any powdered metal having a density of less than 7.5 grams/cubic centimeter.
– Prohibited: Walther rimfire pistols, Cobra, Phoenix Arms, Heritage Arms, Hi-Point, and GSG rimfire pistols.

Accessories / Ammunition

– Certain cities and municipalities may have regulations regarding Stun Guns, TASER, or Defense Sprays. By purchasing one of these items from FarnsworthFirearms.com, you are certifying under penalty of law that you
are eligible to purchase and possess a Stun Guns, TASER, or Defense Sprays from Farnsworth Firearms

Options for Obtaining a Permit to Purchase/Transfer

Option 1
– Fill out a Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer. Submit the application to your local police chief, or if your municipality does not have a police department, to your county’s sheriff. The law enforcement agency will conduct a series of background-related checks to assure you meet eligibility requirements established in state law.
– Once those checks are complete, a one-year permit to purchase a handgun in Minnesota will be issued. If you are applying for a permit to transfer the law enforcement agency must notify you of its status within seven days of receipt.

Option 2
– If you want to make a one-time purchase of a handgun from a dealer and you do not have a permit to purchase, you may apply directly at the gun shop where you will purchase the handgun. The gun shop will require you to complete a consent form that allows them to conduct a name and date-of-birth background check to determine your eligibility to purchase a gun. However, some businesses may choose to follow other business practices. The gun shops are entitled to charge a fee for this service.

Option 3
– Possession of a valid, Minnesota Permit to Carry constitutes a permit to purchase. You do not need a separate permit to purchase.