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Old 01-16-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Would like to make a sale to a co-worker of a handgun. As this is my first time selling a firearm privately I just want to make sure everything is done correct. I live in TN as does the purchaser. Should I do a bill of sale? If there any required or suggested actions I should take?

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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In consideration I hereby transfer full ownership of one rifle/handgun, model, serial # to (name of buyer) on this date ________.

signed___________________ seller.

signed___________________ buyer

make sure all copies are signed by both parties and Keep one copy for your records

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I always do a bill of sale........

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Besides the Federal laws, you have to comply with the state laws.

What may be legal in Florida may not legal in your state.

This is a good place to start: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/tennessee.aspx

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IANAL-Any CYA move is a good one...

Follow your states' laws...

Unless my transaction is with a family member I always have a local FFL do the paperwork and the buyer pays the transfer fee...

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Would like to make a sale to a co-worker of a handgun. As this is my first time selling a firearm privately I just want to make sure everything is done correct. I live in TN as does the purchaser. Should I do a bill of sale? If there any required or suggested actions I should take?
A bill of sale won't hurt. It is in your best interest and to protect you.

You can always find blank examples on the web. Save/Copy and print one and both sign with the firearm description and S/N.

Always check both seller and buyer state(s) laws before transferring firearms. I'm sure you would hate to lose any privileges over a silly mistake.
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I always do the minimum needed in my State (VA)
Ask the man if he is a resident of my state and check ID.

I NEVER involve a FFL and refuse to buy a gun if the seller insists .. I see no need to have too may 4473's floating out there alerting the .gov how many firearms I have.

And in general the less data they have the better.

Thats why I pefer to buy and sell private party in state. (out of state always needs FFL)

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Why don't you check the laws in TN to see if there are any laws you're not aware of.

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I have checked the TN laws and nothing is required as long as both parties live within the state. I was more looking for suggestions and examples of possible paperwork. Thanks to those who helped me out.

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