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I was curious if anyone had good knowledge on any requirements that must be met if any, for me to sell a used pistol to another person. I am trying to avoid any illegal transaction.

Thanks for any useful information
 

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I am not a lawyer - yada yada yada...

but as I understand it, you have to be confident they are someone legally eligible to buy a firearm in Utah. So, they would need to be a resident of Utah, be 21 or over, never have been convicted of a felony, and the other stuff from form 4473 (see http://www.atf.treas.gov/forms/4473/index.htm).

My personal rule is I make them show me their concealed firearm permit. ;)
 

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I am not a lawyer - yada yada yada...

but as I understand it, you have to be confident they are someone legally eligible to buy a firearm in Utah. So, they would need to be a resident of Utah, be 21 or over, never have been convicted of a felony, and the other stuff from form 4473 (see http://www.atf.treas.gov/forms/4473/index.htm).

My personal rule is I make them show me their concealed firearm permit. ;)
Ditto.
To the best of your knowledge, the person you are selling the gun to must be over 18 (not 21), be a resident of the great state of Utah, and not be a felon.

BTW, Welcome. Tell us more about yourself.
 

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You may sell your handgun to anybody 18+ years of age. As long as you do not purchase a handgun with the intention to give or sell it to a minor (18-20) then you can sell the handgun to minor of 18+. As far as I know, this is the only law private sellers must abide by. You are not required to do a background check of any sort.

I would highly recommend you make the individual sign a Bill of Sale stating who is selling, who is buying, make, model and serial # of gun, the date and the price paid. This is exactly what I did when I sold a gun to a good friend of mine. He even offered to have it notarized, which is a good idea also.

Hope this helps.
 

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You may sell your handgun to anybody 18+ years of age. As long as you do not purchase a handgun with the intention to give or sell it to a minor (18-20) then you can sell the handgun to minor of 18+. As far as I know, this is the only law private sellers must abide by. You are not required to do a background check of any sort.

I would highly recommend you make the individual sign a Bill of Sale stating who is selling, who is buying, make, model and serial # of gun, the date and the price paid. This is exactly what I did when I sold a gun to a good friend of mine. He even offered to have it notarized, which is a good idea also.

Hope this helps.
Very good advice.
 
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I am originally from Maryland and came to Utah for School where I met my wife. I did not intend, nor want to stay in Utah. I always wanted to go back east again. Until I started getting more interested in shooting and politics. I now realize I have no desire to live in the east anymore considering the political views and anti gun views that are rampant there. I truely like Utah now. My only problem is I slowly see the problems that are ruining other states now trickling into Utah. A troubling trend in my view, but I'll get off my soap box.

I recently took the concealed carry class and need to submit my paperwork.

I now own the following firearms:

1.Springfield XD 40 5" tacticle
2.Kel-tec PF-9
3.Ruger MkIII 22/44 (bull barrel) Which I wish to sell and by a [email protected] .22A
4.CZ 452 Varmint .17 HMR w/ Nikon Prostaff 3-9x42 scope
5.Benelli Supernova Pump shotgun
6..20 cal Benjamin Air rifle, nostagic, as my grandfather who has died gave it to me when I was younger.
7.Big Bore Blow Gun, lots of fun and will bury a steel dart into wood pretty deep. I have yet to try it on game or shoot the stun darts at my brother :D

I would love to find a place I can go to shoot my shotgun and shoot at bottles etc. I don't know the area that well and for now I am limited to shooting my pistols at the orem fitness center
 

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Welcome to our forum, Matthew! Thanks for introducing yourself.
Congrats on deciding to get your CFP so that you can join the ranks of those who refuse to be victims.

Since you live in Provo, you're not far away from where I used to go (when I lived in Utah Country) to shoot outdoors, i.e. west of Utah Lake. There are areas towards the north that are posted no trespassing, but if you go further south, you should easily be able to find a place to pull off the road to shoot. I used to take 2-liter plastic bottles filled with water out that direction to shoot them. Very fun!
 

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Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to get your permit and that you can see the decline of society and impact it is having.
 

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Stenny4 said:
You may sell your handgun to anybody 18+ years of age. As long as you do not purchase a handgun with the intention to give or sell it to a minor (18-20) then you can sell the handgun to minor of 18+. As far as I know, this is the only law private sellers must abide by. You are not required to do a background check of any sort.

I would highly recommend you make the individual sign a Bill of Sale stating who is selling, who is buying, make, model and serial # of gun, the date and the price paid. This is exactly what I did when I sold a gun to a good friend of mine. He even offered to have it notarized, which is a good idea also.

Hope this helps.
This bill of sale will help you if the ATF ever comes knocking because the gun has been used in a crime and they have traced it to you. If you have the info on who you sold/gave it to, you can send them happily on their way . . . don't need them hanging out at my place any longer than necessary!
 

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I just bought a handgun from a seller on KSL classifieds.

He made me sign a bill of sale disclaiming any further liability of his from the sale of the gun, and attesting to the fact that I am legally able to own a firearm.

I provided him a photocopy of my drivers license (My SSN is NOT on my DL) and we parted with a handshake. Nice guy, great transaction. Perfectly legal.
 
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. In the end, I just traded the gun in at Gunnies for a different one. I'm glad to see people are so helpful on this forum.
 
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