Skip to comments.PA freepers, help on transfer of ownership of firearms
Posted on 06/24/2014 5:58:29 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
PA freepers.. What is the process of transferring ownership between two private parties. I have my original form that shows I am the owner. The form is filled out through Item E. Item F has "TRANSFEROR'S/SELLER'S INFORMATIN OR EXPLANATION FOR NONTAXABLE SALES". What is needed to legally transfer ownership of a handgun with this form? OR, do I need to go to an FFL?
I am a bit confused how I can legally transfer a gun to another person legally who is also legally qualified (have their own guns and have been background checked for their own previous purchases)..
Just do it and don’t post for the world to see.
In PA, as far as I know, you need to go to an FFL to transfer a handgun, unless it is a direct relative, i.e. like a father-to-son transfer and both father and son are PA residents, i.e. no inter-state transfer.
For the sake of the $25, go to a gun shop and have them do the transfer. You never know where a gun might end up and you want a paper trail that proves you disposed of it legally.
This is a legitimate transfer (and good friend to boot). However, if it get stolen or actually used, I am on the hook if I do not follow the law (as much as I don't like the current laws, thousands and thousands of dollars in legal fees don't interest me either IF something were to ever go south with the pistol).
thanks Panzerfaust, still checking things out.
Any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer or county sheriff’s office, the latter of whom shall follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and grandchild.
We all need to push back against every effort to blame the results lawless behavior on an inanimate object. Blaming prior owners should start at holder with fast and furious
Long guns - rifles & shotguns - require only a simple receipt with copies for both parties. SSN, Driver Lic Number, address etc of both parties should be on receipt document.
A handgun requires an FFL to make the transfer, regardless of the relationship, unless it’s in a will. Your atty should advise you of handing down legal procedures.
You will surrender handgun ownership to the FFL, get a legal document of release of ownership, and the FFL will sell it, after background check and ATF Form 4473 for your buyer, to your buyer, who pays transfer fee and takes possession.
Money for sale is exchanged between you and your buyer, via simple receipt. FFL doesn’t need to know amount, since there is no sales tax collected; it’s already been paid with original purchase.
Keep copies of ALL documents to legally protect yourself.
I’ve sold a few duplicate firearms to relatives and friends, but my NFA Class III firearms get a little more complicated, and again the FFL must do the Tax Stamp Application on all of those firearms.
Look up the law for PA.
In GA thank God you can buy or sell a weapon in a private transaction without the government looking over your shoulder. That being said I think that the universal rule of common sense should tell you not to sell a weapon to a guy with gold teeth and an MS 13 gang tat. :-)
Have you checked the PA Gun Owners Forum?
They’ll have all the info you need:
Proof of your boat registration should be sufficient.
1) Put guns in car trunk
2) Move to Texas
3) Transfer guns
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