transferring ownership of gun?

transferring ownership of gun?

This is a discussion on transferring ownership of gun? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; i plan on selling one of my guns can someone tell me exactly where i start and how much it would cost? it would be ...

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    transferring ownership of gun?

    i plan on selling one of my guns
    can someone tell me exactly where i start and how much it would cost?
    it would be done locally


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    Nothing, just sell it like you would anything else. You can make out a reciept with the sale date s/n and model etc if you wish, but its not a requirement.
    If you want a rock solid way to do it, contact a local FFL to do a transfer. Expect to pay $25. or so each way.
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    SIXTO pretty much summed it up. Easiest way to cover your butt if you want to fill out paperwork is to do a bill of sale or like SIXTO said, do the transaction through an FFL. If you want all the legal mumbo jumbo, read Section B.

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    Be sure to keep a copy of all records for your self showing that you no longer have the gun, just in case!
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    I would first see if the individual had a 'permit' (any state), that makes it pretty safe.
    I have sold weapons by making a copy of the buyer's DL and adding all information about the purchase...buyer and seller each get a copy...file your records. OMO
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    thanks for the info guys

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    All the above infers that this is FTF between two people who RESIDE in the same state.

    For completeness, if both parties do NOT reside in the same state, FED Law applies and FORBIDS FTF transactions (between non-FFLs) . . . buyer would have to go thru FFL to legally take possession of the gun (in any state if long gun, in buyer's home state ONLY if handgun - per Fed Law).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenS View Post
    All the above infers that this is FTF between two people who RESIDE in the same state.

    For completeness, if both parties do NOT reside in the same state, FED Law applies and FORBIDS FTF transactions (between non-FFLs) . . . buyer would have to go thru FFL to legally take possession of the gun (in any state if long gun, in buyer's home state ONLY if handgun - per Fed Law).
    Yes, important point...both residents of the same state, but one could have a non-res permit from another state...just to clarify!
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    This clears up a lot of questions...

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    Selling FTF and in your home state to another person that lives in that state, I would always recommend that you write up a Bill of Sale to be signed by both parties with verified ID info included for both Buyer and Seller! If not then do go through a FFL holder for the transfer! Selling outside your home state, working through a FFL holder is a must!

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    I have never sold a gun... im a perpetual buyer. But if I did sell one at the very minimum a bill of sale, copies for buyer and seller and a photo copy of the buyers D/L.

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    So let's say I sell a gun out of state and I need to ship to an FFL. How do I verify the FFL? Should the FFL provide me with something to verify they are FFL?

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    It is routine for them to supply you a copy of their FFL. You can check the validity of an FFL online with the following link:

    https://www.atfonline.gov/fflezcheck/

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    So basically when I see an ad either here or on Glocktalk for a gun FS FTF, we have to live in the same State or the Buyer and the Seller has to go through an FFL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckE View Post
    So basically when I see an ad either here or on Glocktalk for a gun FS FTF, we have to live in the same State or the Buyer and the Seller has to go through an FFL?
    Yes. See my BATF link above for more details.

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