Transferring a handgun in NC


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45aim
April 21, 2006, 11:15 PM
Hi,
Long story short, I live in NC as well as the person that's purchasing the gun from me. How do I transfer the paperwork over his name? He has a CCW. The only forms that I know of are the ATF form 4473 (is this only valid if you buy a gun from the store? over the counter? or is for transferring also?) and F 4 (5320.4) ( http://www.atf.treas.gov/forms/pdfs/f53204.pdf ) not sure about the last one though.
So basically what do we need to do in order to make the transaction? FFL..NCIS.. a bit lost.
Thanks for the help!

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Rob1035
April 21, 2006, 11:56 PM
AFAIK, as long as he has a valid pistol permit or CHL, you're good to go. Shouldn't need any paperwork other than that. But dont take the word of some screen name on the internet:cool:

misANTHrope
April 22, 2006, 01:09 AM
Since you're (presumably) not a federally licensed dealer, you don't use a F4473 to record the transfer of a firearm. However, NC does require that the seller of a handgun acquire a purchase permit from the buyer, UNLESS the buyer possesses a NC CHL (as in this case). Long story short, you don't need to get anything from the buyer except for the necessary cash. It might be a good CYA gesture to get a photocopy of his CHL, and keep some kind of record of the sale- but it's strictly your option.

Zach S
April 22, 2006, 11:58 AM
The only paperwork you need is green and has pictures of dead presidents on it. I would ask to at least see the CHL, just to CMA, especially with the way my luck has been going lately.

Bills of sale wouldnt be a bad idea IMO, however they aren't legally required. It would just go in the safe with the rest of them.

benEzra
April 22, 2006, 12:47 PM
http://www.jus.state.nc.us/NCJA/ncfirearmslaws.pdf

You can find the details in the above document, but basically misANTHrope nailed it. It is my understanding as a non-lawyer that all you need to do is have him show you his NC CHL. If you were selling to a non-CHL holder, then he'd need to provide you with a handgun purchase permit ($5 from your local sheriff's office, includes the mandatory background check).

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