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Old 06-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #11
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I guess I'm just being paranoid, I just don't want him to do something stupid with it and it come back on me.
Understand your paranoia completely! Why you make out the bill of sale and keep one copy.
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Understand your paranoia completely! Why you make out the bill of sale and keep one copy.
But I do not understand how a bill of sale could hold up in a court(if it ever came to that) without being notarized.
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But I do not understand how a bill of sale could hold up in a court(if it ever came to that) without being notarized.
Both parties sign it.
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Just make up a bill of sale and save a copy.
Thats what you do when you're in-state.

And even that is one step above.
Asking him if he is allowed to own a fire arm andnot a convicted felon and checking his license that he is a resident should be enough even in MD
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But I do not understand how a bill of sale could hold up in a court(if it ever came to that) without being notarized.
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Both parties sign it.
it would show any LEO if there were any issues, that you sold it in good faith, and if there were any issues you have some proof of who it was sold to and that you aren't trying to hide anything.

check you state laws regarding private gun sales. some states require even with private party sales to go through an FFL. some state do, some don't.

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Unless you have a sawed off or full auto shotgun, MD does not require registration of shotguns. You can check with a local gun shop. A bill of sale (2 copies) basically says: On 28 Jun 2013, Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun, SN ABCXYZ, sold to Joe Doaks of Timonium MD by Herb Smuck of Essex MD. Space for him to sign, and for you to sign. Give him one, you keep one. DO NOT sell him a gun if you have any reason to think he may not be allowed to own a gun, or if he is not a MD resident.

You can take it to a dealer, have dealer do transfer- will typically add $50-$100 to the deal.

I have at least 50 guns that have no papers- inherited, bought from a private seller, etc.

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Unless you have a sawed off or full auto shotgun, MD does not require registration of shotguns. You can check with a local gun shop. A bill of sale (2 copies) basically says: On 28 Jun 2013, Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun, SN ABCXYZ, sold to Joe Doaks of Timonium MD by Herb Smuck of Essex MD. Space for him to sign, and for you to sign. Give him one, you keep one. DO NOT sell him a gun if you have any reason to think he may not be allowed to own a gun, or if he is not a MD resident.

You can take it to a dealer, have dealer do transfer- will typically add $50-$100 to the deal.

I have at least 50 guns that have no papers- inherited, bought from a private seller, etc.

BTW, welcome to the forum- stop by the intro thread and say hello.
Thanks, I've been on here awhile, but haven't made many posts.
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I take a picture of the gun and then print all the info about that gun as well as the buyers Drivers license #. I print all that info on one page and get their signature as well. I also include a copy of the check, everything is there to prove I sold it to that person.
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How actually do I do that? What information should I put on it. I've never made a bill of sale before.
Google "bill of sale template" and you will find plenty of examples.
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I guess I'm just being paranoid, I just don't want him to do something stupid with it and it come back on me.
Nothing wrong at all with a little CYA...

Especially in that nutty state of yours...

Credit to you for getting your ducks in a row...
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