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Selling A Gun

Discussion in 'GATE Info & Announcements' started by dodgecope89, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. dodgecope89


    Dec 29, 2010
    Im looking to sell my Ruger LCP locally to help pay for a LC9 but i have never sold a gun before and to be honest dont really know how. More than likely it will not be sold to someone i know and trust because there are only a few around the area i live that i trust to just sell it and forget it and none of them are interested. So i guess what im asking is what steps are needed to clear my name from the gun just in case the person i sell it to dose something illegal after i sell it?
  2. The only fool proof way is to have an FFL transfer it to the new person, this way, there is a record kept that YOU or the BUYER didn't make.

    Or sell it to a gun store and keep a copy of the receipt.

    Or keep the LCP as a backup to the LC9. I think LCPs are around $300 new by me, I think the LC9 is just a little more.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011

  3. scorpio2011


    Jul 15, 2011
    cover your ass have a ffl do the transfer
    if ftf is legal in your area just make the potential buyer has a permit or whatever is needed to buy a gun legally and an id take a picture with all documents and the gun together
  4. dodgecope89


    Dec 29, 2010
    Sounds like ill be doin a transfer just to make sure nothing goes worng. if i liked the LCP i might keep it but i have tried really hard and i just dont like it. its just to small for me to shoot and the sights are horrible. ive talked to a dealer i use and i almost laughed in his face when he told me what he would pay for it and plus he really said he really cant give much more for the extra mags and ammo and holster i have that go with it so ill just have to find somebody willing to give me what im wanting for it locally and just do the transfer.
  5. whoops dude

    whoops dude

    Jul 17, 2011
    I can't speak for Arkansas but in North Carolina if the person doesn't have a ccw then they have to go to the sheriff's office and apply for a permit to buy just as if they were going to an ffl dealer. You hold onto the permit to buy issues by the sheriff have a few signatures and maybe a photo or two and you're golden. Maybe you have something similar in your state.
  6. scorpio2011


    Jul 15, 2011
    i know how you feel about the lcp i had one i dint work right post recall trade it in for something better
    got gouged pretty good but didnt have to worry about it ending up in the wrong hands
  7. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee

    Oct 19, 2010
    I can speak for Arkansas. Here, there's no state requirement that the transfer go through an FFL. At the minimum, you can sell it to an Arkansas resident with no paperwork whatsoever. You meet, buyer hands over the money, you hand over the gun. Done.

    As you're concerned about what happens to the gun after it leaves your hands, you can: (a) make out a bill of sale, have both parties sign it, and keep it on file; (b) make the transfer through an FFL; or (c) use the LCP as trade-in on the LC9. Most of the gun shops in central AR buy used guns, or take them on trade-in. When they sell the gun to someone else, I think they still have to do a 4473 (as an FFL). Any of those would help cover you.

    You still have to comply with federal law, so you can't sell it to someone whom you have reason to believe is a prohibited person. Ask if the buyer has a CHCL. If so, ask to see it. If they've got it, you have confirmation that they've passed a background check done by the Arkansas State Police.

    By the way, dodgecope89, if you're near central Arkansas, I may know someone who's in the market for an LCP. PM me if you want to discuss it.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  8. dodgecope89


    Dec 29, 2010
  9. dodgecope89


    Dec 29, 2010
    yeah he told me he could only give me about $235 for the gun and only just a little more for the gun and all the extras i have for it.
  10. ffg


    Jul 8, 2012
    I always sell my guns through a FFL , no exceptions . He charges me a small fee, but that is the price for CYA.
    You never know what will happen down the road .
  11. ftw13


    Sep 12, 2009
    Fort Worth,TX
    no need to CYA,if something happens down the road nothing will happen to you at all. you sold it legally in a FTF transaction
  12. JerryVO


    Oct 22, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    I guess I am lucky to live in Florida. No need to use a ffl. Just made up a receipt with the guns SN and the buyers cwp number and put it in my forever file.

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  13. moglk47


    Jul 18, 2009
    South East,Mo
    Same in MO.
  14. Place it on the classifieds here on gt and if the price is reasonable or the gun is popular it will sell. Then send it to an ffl for transfer. But remember that the first owner if the one most likely to be contacted if the weapon is used in a crime. Yes, even if you use an ffl.
  15. cmb


    Dec 28, 2012
    Found a 27 for sale( on this site) that I'm interested in.The seller is in Del.,I'm in MD.I've always bought my guns from shops, so I'm not real clear on what "hoops" I need to clear.I'm sure as "anti-personal protection-pro-criminal" as Maryland is,I'll need to at least go through a gunshop. Can anybody think of anything else, I'll need to do?
  16. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I don't see much point in going through an FFL if state law doesn't require it. As you said, if ATF ever traces the gun, as they do on guns every day, they will still contact him and his answer will be the same either way. At best, the FFL provides some proof that he really sold the gun, but I don't consider that very important. "The serial number of the gun comes back to you" may make a good plot point in Sons of Anarchy, but it doesn't mean much in real life.

    I guess if you sell it to a criminal and don't get his name and then he kills one of your family members or co-workers with it and leaves it in the ditch...but we're back to movies and TV again.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  17. Msr898


    Jan 20, 2013
    Abilene, TX