I bought a HK pistol from a dealer shop and i just assume it was done all corectly and legal. Now I may end up trading or buying something else from a private owner. What is the legal and correct way to complete a gun sale from private? Do the shops register your gun when u buy it? Is the serial number traceable to you, in some system? I thought so. But if you go thru a private owner, how is this info completed so the gun is yours by serial number etc? I dont have any idea how this is done. I dont want to be traced for some murder I didnt commit! I want the gun to be in my name legally etc etc. I now already how to SHIP a gun (FFL). I just want to be sure the gun will be legally mine thru serial number..when buying private.