Originally Posted by lilnoug
Anybody have any experience on selling a gun on this website? I know you have to ship to FFL but as far as paper work, what basis do I need to cover. Just want to protect myself if for some reason the gun I sell one day is involved in a crime. What do I need to include? Is bill of sale all I need?
Legally, yes. For added peace of mind have an FFL ship to the buyers FFL. Not all FFLs will accept a shipment from a non-licensee (that's you in this case) and some will have you enclose a copy of your driver's license. If you ship directly you have the added responsibility of receiving and verifying the buyers FFL as valid. Legal transfer to the buyer and background check will occur when he picks up the rifle and completes the 4473 so, at a minimum, you will not be the last owner if BATFE ever does a trace of ownership, having the additional documentation from your FFL as evidence of outbound shipment is icing on the cake...although not mandatory.
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Last edited by Jpyle; 12-28-2012 at 06:07 AM.