FTF sales

oldguy

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I have not sold a firearm in a number of years but have recently considered doing so would like boards members tell me how they handle FTF sales, do you request ID or what steps necessary to protect myself.
 

ducksps

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Mar 3, 2008
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Austin, Houston
Meet at your bank

I've met the person in my bank parking lot and write a check with the firearm's serial number on the check. This way I have a receipt of purchase and the person selling the rifle can immediatly cash the check and is sure that I am legit.
 

mac79912

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Mar 4, 2008
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I would get a copy of there license ,or at least write down the info including the ID number off their license and make two copies of a sales receipt.One for you and one for the buyer.
 

ducksps

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Mar 3, 2008
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Austin, Houston
forgot to mention

When the person cashes the check they must show ID to the teller and for my last purchase the amount required a fingerprint to cash the check.
 

kingofwylietx

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Feb 29, 2008
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DFW area.....Wylie.
The last pistol I sold was a FTF. It was off one of my other forums, the guy was a regular poster w/lots of history on the forum (made me feel more comfortable). We met in a public place, he brought cash. He showed me his drivers license, I showed mine (just to confirm we are both who we say we are). We made 2 sales receipts, both with a description, price, and serial number of the pistol. We both signed each receipt.

I will add neither of us arrived alone. I think it's always a good idea to have a buddy with you when your doing a parking lot deal.

I don't believe that Texas law requires you to keep a record of private gun sales......but it is a little insurance.......in case the firearm is ever used for something illegal. It's just proof that you sold it.
 

TxShooter

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Mar 16, 2008
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Houston Metro Area
Laws concerning FTF Gun Sales

In Texas as long as you are a individual and not a dealer there are no regulations for FTF gun sales. There is no duty on your part to check out the buyer or anything else.
 

oldguy

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In Texas as long as you are a individual and not a dealer there are no regulations for FTF gun sales. There is no duty on your part to check out the buyer or anything else.

I believe your correct but in our litigation happy society it is always best
to protect yourself in advance and I guess that was my idea in original
post.
 

Renegade

SuperOwner
Mar 5, 2008
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Texas
Give them the gun, they give you the cash, shake hands, walk away.

If you want to pretend you don't live in Texas, you can always take it to a FFL and run through him like they do in the commie states where they do not have the freedoms we have.
 

midnightrider

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Mar 6, 2008
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I have not sold a firearm in a number of years but have recently considered doing so would like boards members tell me how they handle FTF sales, do you request ID or what steps necessary to protect myself.
I generally will only sell to CCL's, or someone I know, but I always ask for Identification when we meet. Once I see that they are legit, I will show them my CCL so that they know I'm on the up and up. Never invite them to your home or go to theirs unless you know them really well. I always like to meet in a neutral area, but "not" a loney back road and I always carry.
 

Pappy

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Feb 29, 2008
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Texas
I favor gun shows...
 

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