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What should I include on a bill of sale?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SomeDude, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. SomeDude

    SomeDude Well-Known Member

    A friend of a friend is going to buy one of my pistols. To protect all those involved I'm going to do a bill of sale. I know I should have our names, addresses, gun being sold with serial number, and price. Is there anything I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
  2. Tacbandit

    Tacbandit Well-Known Member

    SomeDude........I always put the date on there, as well...Sounds good, though...
  3. Wildyams

    Wildyams Well-Known Member

    and possibly the date you originally purchased it
  4. 84B20

    84B20 Well-Known Member

    Try this.

    Attached Files:

  5. Madcap_Magician

    Madcap_Magician Well-Known Member

    I put signature lines on there, too, and have both parties sign.
  6. ezypikns

    ezypikns Well-Known Member

    Here's another one.

    If I'm selling, I'll fill out two copies as far as possible, one for me and one for the buyer. At the time of sale I'll ask them to fill out their portion. Then there's one for each of us.

    One other thing I always ask for is a state driver's license no.

    Of course, this is for FTF sales.

    Attached Files:

  7. MinnMooney

    MinnMooney Well-Known Member

    Some folks ask for my driver's lic and they make a copy. Otherwise I bought and sold with from only a handshake to a full-blown bill of sale with D.L., Date, brand, model serial number, names of buyer and seller, addresses of both as well as phone #s.

    I really like that "Firearms Bill of Sale" in .pdf form, however. You're covered 10 ways from Tuesday with that.
  8. Dihappy

    Dihappy Well-Known Member

    Bill Of Sales not something Texans care too much about.
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Cell phone picture of the buyer. :)
  10. Blackbeard

    Blackbeard Well-Known Member

    The "Firearm Bill of Sale" is nice & official looking, but I don't like the double-negative in it.

  11. ezypikns

    ezypikns Well-Known Member

    A handshake should be good enough.

    And I'm genuinely not worried about the folks I've sold to here. I just want something that will indicate that the firearm is changing hands.

    Legally binding? Probably not. Better than nothing though.
  12. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    Take an FBI fingerprint card and stamp pad with you and get their fingerprints.

    I was joking. But you have about as much chance writing down my DL number or photocopying it as getting my fingerprints for a FTF sale. If my signature and looking at my driver's license isn't good enough, than the purchase isn't that important to me.
  13. thorazine

    thorazine Well-Known Member

    Fingerprint card.

    -and / or-

    DNA sample.
  14. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the pre-moistened finger wipes.
  15. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    In addition to the date, the time. Same as I do for car sales.

    I want a record of possession showing I did not own the item if the gun (or car) is involved in an incident.
  16. thorazine

    thorazine Well-Known Member

    You could always invest in to a digital finger printer reader.

    Don't forget swabs if you plan to collect a DNA sample (saliva).
  17. streakr

    streakr Well-Known Member

    No warranty is expressed or implied.

  18. 84B20

    84B20 Well-Known Member

    The PDF file is only a suggestion. You don't need to fill out all of the info, just what the buyer and you feel comfortable with. Personally, I would just want an address, signature, and serial number just in case the gun was stolen from the buyer and used in a crime.
  19. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister Well-Known Member

    Other than what you have, date and DL#.

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