private gun sales?


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Bill2k1
March 31, 2005, 04:17 PM
How do I go about selling my weapons to a private party? Is there a set of forms, or do I just need to make a contract or no paperwork at all?

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WillBrayJr
March 31, 2005, 05:11 PM
Know your state laws! You can go through a FFL dealer if you like, you will have to if the buyer is in another state. You'll just need a record of sale :)

Monkeyleg
March 31, 2005, 06:37 PM
As long as you're selling to a WI resident, there's no need to go through a licensed dealer. No paperwork, no background checks.

I'd suggest that you ask to see a driver's license, though, and write down the buyer's name and address. Years back, a friend of mine had a sheriff knock on his door. A gun he had sold years before had been used in a crime, and was traced to my friend. Fortunately, he had the buyer's name and address and a bill of sale.

Northslope Nimrod
March 31, 2005, 06:48 PM
In most states, you just can't "knowingly" sale to a restricted person (felon, Domestic Violence offender, etc). Federal law does not require anything special. I don't know if Wisconsin is "wierd" in this area.

Shipwreck
March 31, 2005, 10:36 PM
Yes, I have a receipt in the bank for every gun I have sold. I get all of the person's info...

Bear Gulch
March 31, 2005, 10:50 PM
Then you should be good to go. You just want a paper trail to prove that the dates that the firearm entered and left you possession.

Chut1st
April 1, 2005, 01:44 PM
A great site for finding what the law is in any particular state is:

http://www.nraila.org/GunLaws/Default.aspx

The NRA also has a pamphlet for each state outlining the applicable laws which is free for the asking.

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