When you buy a used gun?

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    When you buy a used gun?

    If you buy a used gun, do you?
    1. Have the numbers run on it? before or after?
    2. Just get a paper bill of sale?
    3. Go to your local FFL and have It put in your name?
    4. Don't worry about it?
    What do you do?
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    Well it depends on quite a few factors.

    If it's a used gun from a shop, I don't worry about the numbers.
    If it's a person to person sale, I get a paper receipt, with the usual, drivers license info, name, phone number, current address, just to cover my 6.

    Now that I'm a VA resident and can buy handguns in a person to person sale....I'd probably have the numbers ran unless I actually know the guns history. I would also get the owners information as well (see above) and as a buyer I would always want a receipt from the purchaser regardless if the numbers pan out OK.

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    I assume you are talking about a person to person sale where the seller is unknown to me. I ask the seller for a copy of their drivers license and a copy of their permit to purchase or CC permit. In MN this would show me that they had a background check done which gives me some reassurance that they are not a felon selling a stolen or illegal gun. I suppose you could also ask that the transaction goes through an FFL but that will cost you additional money.
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    I'll take a #4 please...hold the fries.

    Seriously for me I have no problem with a cash/item in hand transfer and wave goodbye. Usually for my purposes I buy private sale for one main reason...it should be clear by reading any of the various "katrina" threads running around here.
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    Well, I do a complete function check on the gun.

    Does that count?

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    I would function test it as well. None of that other stuff. I guess I just don't care very much.

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    I used to buy without paper at all. No requirements to in Arizona. Used to be able to call the PD and ask if the weapon was reported stolen or used in a crime. Now, if the deal seems too good, or it's a high-dollar purchase, I'll meet the seller at a local PD precinct. I go in and let the desk officer that I'm bringing in a cased pistol. They are happy to run the numbers, and if it comes back wanted, they've got it in hand. I didn't lose a dime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    I'll take a #4 please...hold the fries.

    Seriously for me I have no problem with a cash/item in hand transfer and wave goodbye. Usually for my purposes I buy private sale for one main reason...it should be clear by reading any of the various "katrina" threads running around here.
    I like that way of thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I used to buy without paper at all. No requirements to in Arizona. Used to be able to call the PD and ask if the weapon was reported stolen or used in a crime. Now, if the deal seems too good, or it's a high-dollar purchase, I'll meet the seller at a local PD precinct. I go in and let the desk officer that I'm bringing in a cased pistol. They are happy to run the numbers, and if it comes back wanted, they've got it in hand. I didn't lose a dime.
    Now that's sharp. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    If you buy a used gun, do you?
    1. Have the numbers run on it? before or after?
    2. Just get a paper bill of sale?
    3. Go to your local FFL and have It put in your name?
    4. Don't worry about it?
    What do you do?
    1. no
    2. maybe, and I might write down the guys license plate #
    3. no
    4. pretty much
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    We look at drivers licenses, I give you cash, you give me the tool.

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    I don't purchase guns from private parties I don't know. I am too paranoid.
    1. I don't want to be caught with a stolen gun. 2. There is no way of knowing if the seller won't follow me home and steal it back as well as everything else I might have. I know I lack basic trust, but I have lived to long to let down my guard now.

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    I wont buy anything from anyone unless I know where its been.

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