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    Selling a gun.

    This might sound like a dumb question to some, but is there anything special that I have to do in order to sell a gun. I have one I hardly shoot and would rather have another handgun.

    So I guess my quetion is this, what is the process for face to face selling of a firearm?

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    IIRC, the only confirmation you need is getting validation (verbal or written, your preference) from the person they are lawfully able to purchase a weapon.....I am responding via the memory cells...if this is incorrect, please chime in. It actually may be one cannot 'knowingly' sell to someone who cannot lawfully purchase a firearm. Full disclosure....IANAL!

    If you are selling across state lines, whole different story.
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    Thanks. Just looking to sell my rifle to help fund a new handgun, nothing to complicated really.

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    No legal requirement to do anything, of course this means you must not KNOW something and then ignore it.

    Because of POTENTIAL legal issues that COULD arise, many use a ccw as a requirement to sell without transfer through an FFL.

    20 to 50 bucks is what an FFL typically charges to do the transfer for you.

    Personally, if I do not know the person i require a CCW and issue a signed by both parties bill of sale. It just gives me peace of mind, none of it is required but if anything ever happened I can prove I did my best to be sure they were not a prohibited person (the ccw) and the bill of sale proves that I no longer own it, sort of lol.

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    Cash, preferably 20s from the 80s.....and a light that comes on when he opens the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmtd View Post
    no legal requirement to do anything, of course this means you must not know something and then ignore it.

    Because of potential legal issues that could arise, many use a ccw as a requirement to sell without transfer through an ffl.

    20 to 50 bucks is what an ffl typically charges to do the transfer for you.

    Personally, if i do not know the person i require a ccw and issue a signed by both parties bill of sale. It just gives me peace of mind, none of it is required but if anything ever happened i can prove i did my best to be sure they were not a prohibited person (the ccw) and the bill of sale proves that i no longer own it, sort of lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Cash, preferably 20s from the 80s.....and a light that comes on when he opens the trunk.

    That is good!!!
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    I was thinking of getting out my old long coat and finding a dark alley to wait in, and when people pass by I will go. "Psst, looking to buy something?" And hold one side of the coat open. Lol.

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    If selling to someone not known well to you:


    • Do not consumate the sale at your residence.


    • Meet in a busy environment with plenty of other people and security cams.


    • Have a friend with you acting as security.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 12-15-2013 at 10:47 PM.
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