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#6330549 - 06/10/16 03:38 PM Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do?
tonyguitarguy Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Buying a deer rifle from a friend. He bought it a year ago and asked me to take him hunting this past season but he never had a chance to go. He never sighted it in. Being that we will be dealing face to face, is there anything I must do in order to buy? Maybe issue a bill of sale, jot down the serial number?

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#6330555 - 06/10/16 03:43 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 390
Loc: Montana
A bill of sale with make, model, and serial number and date of sale. Each of you sign it, each of you get a copy.....creates a viable paper trail.

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#6330566 - 06/10/16 03:52 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: nyalubwe]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: nyalubwe
A bill of sale with make, model, and serial number and date of sale. Each of you sign it, each of you get a copy.....creates a viable paper trail.


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#6330571 - 06/10/16 03:56 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Hand him the cash and he hands you the gun. That's all there is to it. You don't have to jot down anything.

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#6330574 - 06/10/16 03:59 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 06/10/14
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Hand him the cash and he hands you the gun. That's all there is to it.


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#6330575 - 06/10/16 04:01 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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All that is required is for your friend to assume that you can legally own a firearm.
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#6330579 - 06/10/16 04:06 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Nothing needed. Not sure how many guns I have bought and sold but but I don't see the need for a bill of sale, especially if I am the buyer. FFl required paperwork on new or out of state transactions yes, bill of sale of local private transaction no.
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#6330585 - 06/10/16 04:08 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: nyalubwe]
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Originally Posted By: nyalubwe
A bill of sale with make, model, and serial number and date of sale. Each of you sign it, each of you get a copy.....creates a viable paper trail.
the goal is to not create a paper trail
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#6330590 - 06/10/16 04:13 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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NO BILL OF SALE OR OTHER RECORDS REQUIRED. The info is on the ATF website. I don't know why people always get so bent out of shape about getting/supplying a bill of sale.
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#6330601 - 06/10/16 04:28 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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What happens when your out hunting and the Game Warden shows up and run's the serial number. Then gun comes back hot. Would a bill of sale help???????
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#6330606 - 06/10/16 04:31 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: YellowDog]
tonyguitarguy Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 112
Originally Posted By: YellowDog
What happens when your out hunting and the Game Warden shows up and run's the serial number. Then gun comes back hot. Would a bill of sale help???????


That was my next question. I'm 98% sure its clean. Lol

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#6330611 - 06/10/16 04:35 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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do what you want.


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#6330617 - 06/10/16 04:42 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: chalet]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: chalet
Nothing needed. Not sure how many guns I have bought and sold but but I don't see the need for a bill of sale, especially if I am the buyer. FFl required paperwork on new or out of state transactions yes, bill of sale of local private transaction no.


while 99.9999% of the transactions are probably fine, I would personally want one more as a buyer than as a seller. What if you roll a stop sign on the way home, cop pulls you over, sees the gun and it turns out the gun was used in a crime? 'Oh, I just bought it' is not gonna fly.
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#6330856 - 06/10/16 08:59 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: bside]
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Originally Posted By: bside
Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Hand him the cash and he hands you the gun. That's all there is to it.


^ This. Welcome to Texas :-)


+1...BOS is NOT required!
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#6330864 - 06/10/16 09:09 PM Re: Buying rifle from a friend. What do I need to do? [Re: tonyguitarguy]
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Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Just pay him and move along. Nothing else necessary. The goal IS not to leave a paper trail.
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