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Sample Bill of Sale for Private Party Firearms

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by superdave65, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. superdave65

    superdave65 Sharpshooter

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    Thought this might help some folks with private firearms sales

    Firearm Bill of Sale Transfer of Ownership
    After receiving the agreed upon amount of $______, I, (___________________), have sold to (____________________) one (1) _______________________________________________________________, Serial # __________________, and the following accessories ________________________________________________________________________. I represent that this firearm is not stolen. I am the owner of the firearm listed above. If it can be shown now or in the future that this firearm was stolen prior to the date listed below, I will give the buyer a full refund for return of the firearm and all accessories listed above. This firearm is sold as is. No warranty is expressed or implied by the Seller. Seller assumes no responsibility after transfer of ownership has taken place. Seller assumes no responsibility of any/all aftermarket parts added to the firearm above. Seller assumes no responsibility of any/all original equipment parts on the firearm above. Buyer assumes all responsibility once transfer of ownership has taken place. Seller specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose of this firearm and disclaims all responsibility for consequential and/or incidental damages or any other losses arising from the use of said firearm. Buyer agrees to the terms and conditions set forth and listed on this document, and acknowledges that he has received a true copy of this Bill of Sale/Transfer of Ownership and certifies that he is 21 years of age or older. Buyer acknowledges and understands that he will read the Owner’s Manual. Buyer agrees that it will be his responsibility when transfer of ownership has taken place to adjust, check, and follow all instructions as outlined in the Owner’s Manual. Buyer attests that he is able to legally buy and possess firearms.
    Additional notes and/or information: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Seller (print): ________________________________ Seller (sign): _________________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________ License State & Number: _______________________ Buyer (print): ________________________________ Buyer (sign): _________________________________ Date: _______________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________ License State & Number
     
  2. kd5rjz

    kd5rjz Sharpshooter

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    I like to exchange a gun and cash, and then wish the other guy a nice day. I know some people prefer paperwork that doesn't mean anything because it's not notarized, or maybe even a NICS check, I prefer exchanging crap and wishing the other guy a nice day. If it's a real serious transaction, I may also include an optional handshake.
     
  3. Jack T.

    Jack T. Sharpshooter

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    I appreciate the effort, but I agree with KD. Cash exchanged for gun and everybody goes on their way. If somebody wants me to fill out paperwork, I'll be happy for them to buy/sell with somebody else.
     
  4. beast1989

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    Thats a bit too long for my taste, I would like to avoid something that feels like you are reading the small print of a leasing agreement. Because I never travel to firearms FTF alone (my lady and I), I want to make the sale as quick as possible to minimize our exposure to a possible risky scenario while being as sure as possible that the transaction is legitimate.

    IF I did a bill of sale I would prefer and be most comfortable with something short and sweet. Here is my chopped version of your example:

    Date of Sale: ______________

    Make: ____________
    Model: __________
    Caliber: ____________
    Serial #: ______________

    This firearm is sold as is. Buyer assumes all responsibility once transfer of ownership has taken place. The buyer attest that he meets all legal guidelines of firearms ownership as defined by the state of Oklahoma (this includes age, ability to pass background check and mental fitness).

    Buyer: ____________
    Signature: _____________

    Seller: ______________
    Signature: _______________
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  5. perfor8

    perfor8 Sharpshooter

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    No, thanks.
     
  6. TwoForFlinching

    TwoForFlinching Sharpshooter

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    I rarely sell guns, and those I sell are those I buy private party...

    And when I buy, I do so under an alias...
     
  7. beast1989

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    BTW I just sold a firearm last weekend to what appeared to be an upstanding citizen, all that occurred was a quick inspection of the firearm, cash exchange and a hand shake.
     
  8. bulbboy

    bulbboy Sharpshooter

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    I've never done paperwork
     
  9. 10Seconds

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    I am in the no paperwork camp. If I am buying not from a dealer, I am not going to fill out or sign anything or show id, etc. Its a cash and go or no deal.
     
  10. dustingaunder

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    Get off my lawn.
    Show up to a private party transfer with this with me and you're getting negative feedback.
     

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