If I sell a gun I make people sign the following document. If they don't sign, they don't get the gun!
IN CONSIDERATION of the sum of _____________________________________ USD, paid by cash, the receipt of which consideration is acknowledged, "your name" (the ‘Seller’) of "Your address", SELLS AND DELIVERS to the ‘Buyer’
DL # ____________________________________________
On 13th of July 2011:
SMITH & WESSON model XXXX
357 MAGNUM w/ 4” BARREL and PACHMAYR GRIPS
SN # XXXXXXXXX
By signing this document, the Seller and Buyer warrant that (1) the Seller is the legal owner of the Fire Arm(s); (2) the Fire Arm(s) is/are free from all liens and encumbrances; (3) the Seller has the right to sell the Fire Arm(s); (4) the Seller will warrant and defend the title of the Fire Arms(s) against any and all claims and demands of all persons; (5) the Buyer is not a felon, (6) has the legal right to purchase a firearm under Federal and Florida law, (7) is the actual Buyer of the firearm (purchasing it for their own use and ownership), (8) is a legal U.S. citizen, (9) is not pending criminal litigation, and (10) takes all responsibility for the firearm after this document is signed.
Signature of Seller(s) Date
Signature of Buyer(s) Date
I've had good luck with online sales...gunbroker is a biggie. It has its own Buyer/Seller verification process so basically they do the work for you to make sure you're selling to a legal buyer. They have all sorts of tutorials.