private purchase advice


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hgmike
January 22, 2011, 11:39 PM
i've read threads on this but need some clarification. i live in georgia and am interested in buying a handgun from a private seller who resides in georgia, cash only.

i am going to ask for a bill of sale but if he doesn't agree to it should i renege? my only concern with these kind of transactions is if the gun has been reported stolen or used in a crime.

any other advice?

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bikemutt
January 23, 2011, 12:15 AM
On face-to-face sales it's not a bad idea to see some ID if you have any concerns. No ID, no deal. Bill of sale, who knows, anyone can print one up.

kingpin008
January 23, 2011, 01:41 AM
It's up to you whether or not a bill of sale is a necessary bit of the equation. I've sold FTF with them, and I've sold FTF without them. As long as you do your best to verify that the buyer is legally allowed to purchase/own the firearms (e.g., are you a resident, and are you a convicted felon?) you're in the clear. A bill of sale is nice, but not generally required.

sloppyjoe
January 23, 2011, 01:46 AM
i always get a bill of sale on anything i purchase from an individual.

Art Eatman
January 23, 2011, 10:58 AM
As far as a legal issue is concerned? No receipt is required by Fed or Jawgia law.

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