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    Is there a way to update firearm registration? doing private sales.

    When doing a private sale, is there a way to update the registration on the firearm?

    So the firearm is no longer registered in the seller's name... and the firearm is newly registered in the buyer's name.

    (my particular state is WA)

    Thanks

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    Well at the risk of giving a 'not really applicable' answer, I know in Maine the only way is to do the transfer through an FFL holder. Most charge some modest fee for the service.

    I tend to sell/trade mostly to FFL holders/gun stores. You take a bit more of a financial hit, but I do like the peace of mind.

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    If your state requires registration check with your local or county PD, they will inform you as to proper procedure.
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    http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/652004.pdf

    We don't register guns here in WA but filling this out is voluntary and would clear you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
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    +100%. I hold an ffl and still feel that way. Just as you would not let a LEO come into your house just to look around ; well you don't have anything to hide do you?; why would you give out a paper trail for a possible gun confiscation later on. If that sounds a bit paranoid, one only has to look to Canada to realize that anything is possible, we now have socialized medicine in this country, similar to Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1boredguy View Post
    When doing a private sale, is there a way to update the registration on the firearm?
    So the firearm is no longer registered in the seller's name... and the firearm is newly registered in the buyer's name.
    (my particular state is WA)Thanks
    Even if your state law doesn't require it , you can have an FFL transfer the gun to the new owner.

    They will have to undergo the Federal background check and the dealer will charge a fee.

    The firearm will then be officially recorded as
    belonging to the new owner.

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    Well, your name will always be associated with the gun. Having a dealer transfer it is not "changing the registration"--this isn't a car, you know, and a 4473 is not registration.

    Just make a boilerplate bill of sale, listing date of sale, model & serial number, and have both of you sign it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthPete View Post
    Well at the risk of giving a 'not really applicable' answer, I know in Maine the only way is to do the transfer through an FFL holder. Most charge some modest fee for the service.

    I tend to sell/trade mostly to FFL holders/gun stores. You take a bit more of a financial hit, but I do like the peace of mind.
    There is no registration in Maine and private transfers do not require an FFL holder, 4473, or background check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WC145 View Post
    There is no registration in Maine and private transfers do not require an FFL holder, 4473, or background check.
    Ah, sorry the way I worded that made it sound like it was required. It is in fact, not.

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    Is there a way to update firearm registration? doing private sales.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1boredguy View Post
    When doing a private sale, is there a way to update the registration on the firearm?

    So the firearm is no longer registered in the seller's name... and the firearm is newly registered in the buyer's name.

    (my particular state is WA)

    Thanks
    What gun registration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1boredguy View Post
    When doing a private sale, is there a way to update the registration on the firearm?

    So the firearm is no longer registered in the seller's name... and the firearm is newly registered in the buyer's name.

    (my particular state is WA)

    Thanks
    Check the Washington State website - I was told by my local dealer that you can transfer ownership in Washington without an FFL. There is a transfer paper you can download, print, and send in to do so.

    I've not found it myself, but I decided to keep the pistol I was going to sell :)

    Check SeattleGuns.NET for more information.
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