Firearm sales are strongly regulated in most states and a number of important procedures must be followed to ensure that the transaction is final and legal. This is why it’s important to have valid legal documents to show the sale has been properly carried out, such as a firearm bill of sale.
To correctly and securely sell a gun consider the following steps:
Research your local firearm laws.
Prepare the gun for sale to ensure it’s in proper working order.
Have a clear idea of the price based on the make and model of your gun.
Find a suitable buyer and meet them before completing the transaction.
Use a bill of sale to carry out the transfer of ownership.
How to Write a Firearm Bill of Sale
A bill of sale for a firearm can be written easily online. This form can be filled in within just a few minutes using a standard template tailored to the laws of the state you’re selling in.
To properly write a firearm bill of sale, it is important to include the following information:
The name and address of the buyer
The name and address of the seller
The make, model, and caliber of the gun
Condition of the weapon (whether the gun needs repairs or not)
The price of the gun
The date of the transaction
The signatures of the buyer and seller
Unlike other bills of sale, it is absolutely crucial to include a short declaration that the buyer and seller meet state requirements for firearm sales. This includes statements that the parties in the transaction meet the minimum standards for conducting the transaction and can legally buy and sell the gun being sold.