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    transfering handgun ownership

    Hello New Mexico, My dad just bought a handgun from a buddy of his. He wants to know how do they transfer ownership to register the gun in his name?

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    There is no gun registration in New Mexico.

    He might want a simple letter of transfer for future reference, but that is a matter of convenience/courtesy and definitely not mandatory.
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    What Grapeshot said. There is no regulation of private sales other than the seller not having reason to believe the buyer is a prohibited person. Once the money and gun changed hands, that's it- done deal.

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    transfeing handgun ownership

    Thanks for the replies, do you guys know if Texas has the same rules? I think he registered the gun in el paso tx.

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    He may have had a permit to carry, but there is no registration of guns in Texas either.
    http://crime.about.com/od/gunlawsbys...gunlaws_tx.htm
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    Myself I drew up a bill of sale and use it to transfer. I ask is your drivers license number.The information used on my form is the
    date
    drivers lic, number
    name of buyer
    name of seller
    description of weapon sold
    price sold
    and a disclaimer stating that this transaction releases me of any interests in weapon or liabilty.
    Both signatures

    My reason is that I may not know you personally and you could go commit a crime and the police will come to me as the registered buyer.Or it prevents me from calling in a stolen weapon. It provides you with a bill of sale and reciept.And I think its just responsible protection for both parties.
    Last edited by awnuts; 04-12-2011 at 05:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    The two parties involved (buyer/seller) must be residents of the same state, or the transfer must go through an FFL - in the buyer's state of residence for handguns.
    What if I want to give a handgun as a gift to someone that lives in another state? (Alabama)

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