how do you go about selling a gun to someone?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by field, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. field

    field New Member

    i wanted to sell my taurus to someone from work but whats the whole deal with the paperwork and legalities of giving your gun to someone else? like would i just call my gunstore or the police office or wherever(?) and tell them who i sold the gun to? any advice?
  2. Stealie

    Stealie New Member

    You need to check your local laws. In Ohio there are no requirements for FTF transactions.


    BILLYBOB44 Active Member

    Smell a Troll??

    If this is a "straight up" and legitimate question then the best advise would be to go to a private owner gunshop, and ask for info. Most of the "Mom+Pop gun shops will be glad to help you on the legalities of your area. All states+local areas have different laws/regs., you need to do what applies to your area.--If, in fact this is NOT a "straight up" question-then-take your wares elsewhere:p
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Depends on your local laws. In MOST states, a private citizen may lawfully make a "face-to-face" sale ONLY to another resident of his state. If you have cause to believe that the other person may not lawfully possess a firearm (he is 18 and wants your revolver, he just got out of serving a 5 yr stretch at the big house, etc) you may not sell to him. The suggestion to check with a local gun shop is a good one.
  5. WDB

    WDB New Member

    Check the local laws to be certian but in most cases private sale of a firearm is pretty loose. With that said cover you butt, have the buyer sign a bill of sale that includes info off there drivers license (full name, date of birth, address and drivers license number). That way if something happens with that pistol down the road you have proof of when you sold it and to whom. The few pistols I have sold I have required the purchaser to provide a CPL or a CWP and I document the sale as described above. I have purchased a few pistols that the seller wants nothing more than the cash, for those I pay to have the local PD run the serial number so I know that the pistol isn't stolen and I keep a copy of the ad or a note of when and from whom I purchased the firearm from. A easy purchase or sale can come back to bite you if you don't do the due diligence up front and may make it where you are unable to own or buy another firearm in the future.