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Old 10-12-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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A friend on mine wants to sell me his bolt action rifle. how do we legally go about doing this?

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Old 10-12-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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In my world, he hands you the rifle, you hand him the cash, you smile, shake hands and say thanks.

That is completely legal in my state. Go online and check your States gun laws, it may be just that easy for you too.

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Chainfire's method works well in Texas also. Not sure about your state but you sure don't want to go against any state laws.

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Yeah it's a state law thing. Most public libraries have state codes in their own little separate research room. In many states though, it goes exactly as described above.

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Michigan Gun Laws - What are the Gun Laws in Michigan?

So long as it is a long gun, you are at least 18, and you both reside in MI, there is no registration process, no permit to possess, etc. HANDGUNS ARE TREATED DIFFERENTLY in mi.

As already said, transfer of ownership between two private persons is governed by State law. Transfer between a FFL holder (dealer) and you is governed by Fed law, as is a transfer between residents of 2 different states.
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Michigan Gun Laws - What are the Gun Laws in Michigan?

So long as it is a long gun, you are at least 18, and you both reside in MI, there is no registration process, no permit to possess, etc. HANDGUNS ARE TREATED DIFFERENTLY in mi.

As already said, transfer of ownership between two private persons is governed by State law. Transfer between a FFL holder (dealer) and you is governed by Fed law, as is a transfer between residents of 2 different states.
Yep,I live in Michigan and know a bit about how it works,there really are no "enforceable"laws when it comes to the private sale of any firearm 30"+,you could throw your rifle off a bridge and watch someone grab it up and you wouldn't be legally responsible to report it or do anything.Now for handguns-Michigan is nuts,70%+ on a test and the NICS check at the cop shop,AND mandatory registration of your permit to local and state police,plus you can't as much as lend your handgun to a friend to use hunting or at a shooting range,even if he's 21 and has a clean record(thank's Detroit and Flint for screwing with the rest of this friendly wooded hunting wonderland)
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