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Sold one, now what (if anything)

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Starship, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    Okay, wasn't really planning on it but sold my XD9 to a fellow co-worker here in Oregon. Yes, he meets all requirements for owning a handgun in Oregon.

    I bought the gun new and guess (that keeps me from assuming ;)) that it is registered to me.

    It is the first gun that I've sold. Do I need to do anything to register it to my co-worker? Is it an issue? Does he need to do anything?

    Right now he has the gun, I have the money and we are both happy. Do we need to do anything to make anyone else happy??
     
  2. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    You could write up a bill of sale and have him sign it. That way it's in writing that the gun is no longer in your ownership. Or you could both go down to a FFL and have him make it legal in the books.

    But no, it doesn't really matter.
     
  3. live2hunt

    live2hunt Portland Member

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    In Oregon there is no gun reg. A simple bill of sale is all that the Police Dept. recommends and even this is not required per my conversation with PPB a month ago regarding this issue.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You don't NEED to do anything more. As BigCat stated, you might WANT to get him to sign a bill of sale.
     
  5. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    You dont NEED to do anything else. But like he said above you could do those things.
     
  6. jonnysportr

    jonnysportr eugene Member

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    Free Firearm Bill Of Sale
    Above is a link to a free bill of sale that I use for transactions for piece of mind and records only. As stated above Oregon does not require a BOS but common sense does. If a weapon were stolen or used in a crime ect. and he/she was not a close friend or you were unable to contact them after a period of time you may have some explaining or research to do depending on the circumstances. There are cases when dealing with close friends that I don't use them but as a rule I think that it is good practice for both the buyer and seller.:thumbup:
     
  7. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    If your ex-gun is ever used in a crime and identified, the police will simply visit without drama and ask if it is still yours. They are quite aware that people sell or give guns away. All you need to do is tell them who you sold it to. If you don't know them personally, presenting a simple bill-of-sale might be useful---but is not required........................elsullo
     
  8. jonnysportr

    jonnysportr eugene Member

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    Wait till they come to take your guns especially any guns in your name and then tell me how that works for ya. As I stated above it is not required but I will keep my piece of mind and most likely more thanks.:winkkiss:
     
  9. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Sold one, now what (if anything)

    Buy another.:thumbup:
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    they claim the document is free, but I haven't found any way to do it without paying a monthly fee. Even tried printing it to a file too.

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    The "Trade Rating" is low by 3
    Not everyone posts it I guess.

    Deen
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  11. jonnysportr

    jonnysportr eugene Member

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    They must have changed something as I printed a copy and have just made copies of that one every since. I will try to scan and pm one to you.
     
  12. amodei1

    amodei1 Bonney Lake New Member

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    send me one too!
     
  13. jonnysportr

    jonnysportr eugene Member

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  14. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    cyclesarge, hmmmmm there is a gun show this weekend.

    Thanks to everyone for the responses. Think I will go the Bill of Sale route.
    He is a friend and I told him it covers me if he shoots anyone and covers him if he needs to prove ownership (like for insurance claim purposes).
     
  15. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    A usefull bill of sale form is already available for download on this site, thanks to Joey Link who built it! Up at the top menu bar is the tab for "NWFA Resources" which drops down a box that has a "documents" tab which includes a good form for download. There is LOTS of good stuff available on those menu bars!

    For those going to Oregon gunshows, stop at the show office and request a few private sale Blue Forms. This is the Oregon form to use when doing a private sale background check, required at gunshows but optional everywhere else. The Blue Form serves as an excellent bill of sale too, unfortunately without a carbon copy, so use two forms and feel like you are getting a little of your tax money back..........................elsullo :p
     
  16. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't get that one downloaded so jonnysportr sent me a .jpg of it. I redid it in word and created a .pdf of it.

    OK: here it is: FIREARM BILL OF SALE

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    The "Trade Rating" is low by 3
    Not everyone posts it I guess.

    Deen
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  17. Binder

    Binder Everett New Member

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    What does this have to do with anything?
     
  18. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    How come everyone overlooked the obvious one. The one that is hosted here on the site itself? I use this one every transaction. I print off 2 copies, 1 for me, 1 for them. On trades I modified the language of it to reflect that. Then I do 4 copies, 1 for them as buyer and 1 for them as seller and same for me.

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/misc/nwfa-bos.pdf


    That being said. I prefer to do it, as does everyone who I have dealt with, just to cover yourself and them. But it is in no way LEGALLY required to do anything other than take the cash/gun.

    It's just like selling a car, if they do something with it (shooting someone, getting parking/redlight tickets, etc.) and it comes back as you as the last owner, you sure want to be able to prove that you aren't the current owner of it just for your own sake.
     
  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    the one I posted is more comprehensive?

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    The "Trade Rating" is low by 3
    Not everyone posts it I guess.

    Deen
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  20. hapuna

    hapuna Seattle, WA Member

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    It might be nice to add a phrase "buyer certifies that he is legally allowed to own a gun in Oregon(or whatever state)" along with the 21 certification.