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How to transfer gun ownership?

A guy I know sold a 9mm pistol to a friend of his but they never transferred ownership on paper so it's technically still in his name.

How does he go about getting the paperwork done? Will they have to re-exchange the money, pay taxes, pay fees to a dealer to do the exchange etc... to put the gun in the other guy's name?

The gun owner lives in OH and the guy he sold it to lives in PA, not sure how much of a difference it makes. Thanks!
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Re: How to transfer gun ownership?

They will need to go to an FFL to complete the transfer.
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Any idea on cost?
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Any idea on cost?
That'll depend on state laws in OH, round here anywhere from 15-40 bux. Though I'm sorta unsure of which state you would need to do the transfer in.

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Thank you much, I'll let him know.
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Thank you much, I'll let him know.

With a quickness because technically they broke a federal law if the gun is in fact in PA right now.
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With a quickness because technically they broke a federal law if the gun is in fact in PA right now.
this is true. Atleast in my state any out of state transfers HAVE to go through a FFL.

cost to transfer normally is $25. Even if i do a face to face I make a copy of their DL and a bill of sale basically. God forbid they use it in a crime and trace ownership i show them the paper and who I sold it to and they keep tracking it down
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this is true. Atleast in my state any out of state transfers HAVE to go through a FFL.
For PA essentially all handguns must go through FFL in state or out, I don't know what Ohio requires.

Also to OP, they will likely need the gun at the time of transfer, not just the serial on a piece of paper.
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Re: How to transfer gun ownership?

Appreciate the advice, I think the guy lived in Ohio at the time of the sale but has since moved. I'll let him know to watch that though.
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Re: How to transfer gun ownership?

If they were both residents of the state of Ohio at the time of the sale/transfer, then it was a legal private sale/trade. However, if the gun transferred ownership over state lines without an ffl dealer, I suggest you fix that(by taking it to a PA ffl, not OH). Gun trafficking charges are no joke. Either way, there should have been some sort of paperwork, even if it was just an agreement, with a date, on a napkin.

Oh, and next time, read the actual laws.

A person may sell a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his State, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may sell or transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(d), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]


A person may only acquire a firearm within the person’s own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee's premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]


A person not licensed under the GCA and not prohibited from acquiring firearms may purchase a firearm from an out-of-State source and obtain the firearm if an arrangement is made with a licensed dealer in the purchaser's State of residence for the purchaser to obtain the firearm from the dealer

http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/faq/index.htm

http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#b1

Hope this helps.
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Re: How to transfer gun ownership?

Indeed it does, thank you!
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