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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitfred View Post
    When I sell a gun, not often, or buy one I keep a bill of sale. I scan it and email it to myself and take a picture of it and keep the hard copy. With my lack of organization I should be able to find one if I need it. I've had arguments on forums before, maybe this one, that a bill of sale was not worth the paper it was written on. It provides me some insulation from a stolen gun or one used in a crime.

    You can sell your gun locally and I don't know what the laws are in OH. Here in GA it's cash and carry. But to send it to someone out of state you need to send it through a FFL holder.
    This is not a federal law or requirement. It does need to be sent to the receiver's FFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamps6 View Post
    I call dibs! I was first. PM me and I’ll give you my local gun store’s address and FFL. All you have to do is take it to a guns store and they’ll ship it to my local gun store and they’ll Handel all of the legal transfer. In NJ we are background to death and vetted as if we were joining the police department. It will all be done legal and no hassles.

    Does your FFL require shipment from an FFL? It is not required by Federal law. I have sold a number of guns over the years and I simply boxed it up, took it to either Fedex or Ups (or the Post Office for long guns)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitfred View Post
    When I sell a gun, not often, or buy one I keep a bill of sale. I scan it and email it to myself and take a picture of it and keep the hard copy. With my lack of organization I should be able to find one if I need it. I've had arguments on forums before, maybe this one, that a bill of sale was not worth the paper it was written on. It provides me some insulation from a stolen gun or one used in a crime.

    You can sell your gun locally and I don't know what the laws are in OH. Here in GA it's cash and carry. But to send it to someone out of state you need to send it through a FFL holder.
    I would rather sell it for few dollars less to a Gun store and have a peace on my mind, instead of getting into something that I know nothing about and potentially get in trouble.
    I was just asking for advice, what to expect at the gun store. What is usually the ammount that they pay for used guns, like 1/3 or 1/4 of vallue of a new one. Also, will I get more if I ask for store credit. I honestly do not have to sell it, but I don't have a safe for it, and I don't use it, but if they offer me some monopoly money, I will keep it. My son is 10, and maybe he can start using it pretty soon.

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    Man, Stamps6 already had a spot in the safe cleared out and waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Blazkowicz View Post
    I would rather sell it for few dollars less to a Gun store and have a peace on my mind, instead of getting into something that I know nothing about and potentially get in trouble.
    I was just asking for advice, what to expect at the gun store. What is usually the ammount that they pay for used guns, like 1/3 or 1/4 of vallue of a new one. Also, will I get more if I ask for store credit. I honestly do not have to sell it, but I don't have a safe for it, and I don't use it, but if they offer me some monopoly money, I will keep it. My son is 10, and maybe he can start using it pretty soon.
    It won't be a few dollars less selling to a gun store; it will be a LOT less. You will get 40-60% of the value as the gun store will have overhead, profit, etc. to figure into it. There isn't any issue selling to an individual; you contact each other beforehand, agree to meet somewhere, exchange cash for gun after seeing a DL or CCW to ensure he is a resident; say goodbye and go on your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Blazkowicz View Post
    I would rather sell it for few dollars less to a Gun store and have a peace on my mind, instead of getting into something that I know nothing about and potentially get in trouble.
    I was just asking for advice, what to expect at the gun store. What is usually the ammount that they pay for used guns, like 1/3 or 1/4 of vallue of a new one. Also, will I get more if I ask for store credit. I honestly do not have to sell it, but I don't have a safe for it, and I don't use it, but if they offer me some monopoly money, I will keep it. My son is 10, and maybe he can start using it pretty soon.
    It's a new process for you so it's understandable that you'll be uncomfortable with it. If Stamps hadn't jumped on it, I would have.

    You can sell it to Stamps without trouble. Just a matter of getting the information from him for his local FFL, then take it to your FFL to send out. Of course, after you get his payment. Beyond that, you're all clear!

    It's actually a LOT easier than you may think. Take a few moments and help out a fellow forum member!

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    If i didn't already have a 15-22 and the no one else offered to buy. I would have. You can be 100% safe selling it Stamps.
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