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I was thinking of selling my .40 to get the 9mm. I was wondering if anyone knows what you do to get the handgun out of your name when selling to a private individual?
 

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Don't know if there is any forms or "legal" way of doing it except throught a FFL, but I personaly just write a bill of sale with their name, address, phone number, date of sale and BOTH parties sign it for MY RECORDS, in case the gun comes back to haunt you in some way in the future. P.S. Ask to see his Drivers License so he isn't giving you some made up name and address.

Hope this helps you out.
 

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I guess I should add. I was going to sell to a friend I know. We are both in Ohio. So I guess from what I am seeing is just like you said. Just do a bill of sale.
 

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Well, the way I understand it...with today's laws is, if you buy a gun, it is in your name forever. No matter what you do with that gun. Just my 2 cents. ;)
 

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unless that gun goes through an FFL, then it is transferred to the FFL and then to the new buyer.

I keep records of all sales to individuals becuase ive had ATf agents show up tracking a firearm used in a crime id owned years before and the record of whom id sold it to got me off the hook. also i REQUIRE a valid DL to verify age and address.

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And if required by law, make sure they have a permit to purchase or concealment permit.

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unless that gun goes through an FFL, then it is transferred to the FFL and then to the new buyer.

I keep records of all sales to individuals becuase ive had ATf agents show up tracking a firearm used in a crime id owned years before and the record of whom id sold it to got me off the hook. also i REQUIRE a valid DL to verify age and address.

SW
Thats crazy to think a gun you used to own was used to commit a crime.
 

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what someone else does with a gun i used to own is now buisness of mine. it was a crappy single shot 12 ga stevens someone sawed off and used to rob a 7-11.

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I'm in Ohio and have done some F2F sales at the Goodman's gun show. You're not required to do any more than be residents of the same state and legal age (18, and I think 21 for handguns) - so you both need to see the other's ID. I, however, made out both a receipt and a record for myself both times - no printed address or anything, but the date, price, serial number, and signature of both parties are what I require. I don't really care whether ATF/FBI/Some Other A-holes can read the purchaser's signature, but it's not my signature and I have already done more than required by law by having any record of the sale at all.
 

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Even if you go through an FFL, the govt doesn't have any records of the path of the firearm after it left the manufacturer. Once they get the serial # they will ask the manufacturer who they shipped it to and then ask on down the line from distributor, to initial FFL, first buyer. After that transaction, no further record is required by federal law, unless the gun is sold across state lines. Even if you sell it to your local LGS, the trace will still start back at the manufacturer because the serial numbers are only kept in the FFLs local records.
 
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