Selling A Handgun FTF In Illinois...How Would You Do It?


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rugerman07
June 12, 2009, 06:35 PM
I live in Illinois and I'm looking to sell a handgun FTF. I know Illinois law concerning the transfer of handguns FTF. You must live in Illinois, be 21 years old, and have a valid FOID card. My question is, would you do the sale at your home or meet the buyer elsewhere?

I've read posts here that said, they did the FTF deal on Wal Marts parking lot or some other public place. But, I don't feel comfortable doing that. What do you think? How would you do it?

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Canuck-IL
June 12, 2009, 08:00 PM
I wouldn't use a parking lot. If you're uncomfortable having the buyer at your home, find a local range.
/Bryan

2RCO
June 12, 2009, 09:11 PM
Rugerman--use a dealer as an intermediary--That way everyone is safe. It'll probably cost you $20 or so but for piece of mind/ legality it's worth it as a seller.

Blackbeard
June 12, 2009, 10:29 PM
Technically we have a 3-day wait for handguns, even on private sales. You'd have to convince someone to meet you, give you money, and then meet you again in 3 days to give him the gun.

NukemJim
June 13, 2009, 01:31 AM
Technically we have a 3-day wait for handguns, even on private sales. You'd have to convince someone to meet you, give you money, and then meet you again in 3 days to give him the gun.

2 minor points.

1) You do not have to give someone money until they give you the gun. I do not believe Ill law says anything about when you transfer the money.

2) You must document on the bill of sale the date the sale was initiated and the day it was finished showing how long the waiting period was. The waiting period is 24Hrs for long guns, and 72 Hrs for handguns.

You might want to check out.

http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/9-049.pdf

NukemJim

Fleetwood_Captain
June 13, 2009, 02:38 AM
Just check the back of your FOID card. It has all of the legal requirements for a firearm transfer.

As far as where you want to transfer the gun, that's completely up to you. From personal experiences I would say that the two most common places are at the home of the buyer/seller or in a parking lot between the two. Personally, I find tables better for examinations and paperwork than dashboards.

As far as going with an FFL intermediary, it's basically just a hassle. The buyer gets stuck with taxes, fees, and additional paperwork. Meanwhile, it doesn't change the fact that the seller still has to keep a record of the sale for ten years under Illinois law.

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