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What to do after selling a gun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZalesCreator, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ZalesCreator

    ZalesCreator Fairview Oregon Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Just sold a pistol of mine to a friend and was wondering what procedures I need to follow to make sure nothing comes back to haunt me. Is there anything I do threw the state to show the sale of the gun, does the new owner register it, all that kind of good stuff.
    Thanks guys.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I guess the most important question, in order to answer your question properly, is "Is your friend an Oregon resident?"
     
  3. ZalesCreator

    ZalesCreator Fairview Oregon Member

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    Yep
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Than legally you are just fine with doing nothing further, although some folks prefer to cover their backsides with a private bill of sale.

    Keith
     
  5. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    I fairly recently sold a shootin buddy my 1st ever handgun; he did all the legwork calling the Mult. County Sheriff's office to check out all the p's and q's, and they gave him a link to a firearm private bill of sale(probably an easy search online, or easy to make your own). We both kept signed copies, real simple, just lists make/model/serial #, basic info of price, buyer and seller. No need to file anything with any govt agency etc, we're both Oregon residents. Like trainsktg said, you don't have to even do that stuff, but what the heck, he wanted to have something showing proof of ownership etc.
     
  6. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    What to do after selling a gun?

    Buy another one.
     
  7. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    ...and I did :laugh::thumbup:
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a Bill of sale in the resource link above.

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

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing, other than enjoy the money you have made. Many of us don't care for the idea of a paper trail.
     
  10. ZalesCreator

    ZalesCreator Fairview Oregon Member

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    Sweet, thanks for all the info guys I appreciate it. I am a paper trail fanatic so it is all documented for sure. And this money is buying my new carry XDm .40 cal 3.8 barrel. I am very stoked.
    Thanks again everyone.
     
  11. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    Thanks Deadeye!
    Used that one just yesterday when sellin' one, and will follow fromotoc's advice again @ the gun show this weekend:
    WOOHOO!:thumbup:
     
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