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private gun sales?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bill2k1, Mar 31, 2005.

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  1. Bill2k1

    Bill2k1 Member

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    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?
     
  2. WillBrayJr

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    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 :)
     
  3. Monkeyleg

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Shipwreck

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    Yes, I have a receipt in the bank for every gun I have sold. I get all of the person's info...
     
  6. Bear Gulch

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    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.
     
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    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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