Private Gun Sale

Hello, I live in Wisconsin and I am a new gun owner. I just recently attended a Concealed Carry class and applied for my permit. I purchased a gun in a private sale. The person I bought the gun from states it is a hassle to get it transferred to me. However, I want the gun in my name. He is willing to transfer, but I cannot find the correct paperwork. There are many links on the web. Any suggestions? Thank you so much.

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Welcome to the family and god bless you and glad to have you here.

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@Laura10 - the link at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/resources/ccw_reciprocity_map/wi-gun-laws/ states that “Private firearms transfers are not subject to a background check requirement, although federal and state purchaser prohibitions, including age restrictions, still apply. It is recommended that you retain any sales receipts to prove ownership of the gun.”

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I believe you can print out a bill of sale from the computer. Google, what paperwork is needed to complete a private firearms sale in Wisconsin. That should start you in the right direction.

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Thanks, will do!

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Thank you!

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Thanks so much!

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^^^ What they said. If you ever sell a firearm to a private individual or purchase from a private individual in Wisconsin, make sure there is some sort of bill of sale including the gun’s make, model, serial number and the seller’s name, contact information, original purchase date (estimate can work) and location where they purchased it along with your information.

You want proof that you purchased form the rightful owner fo the firearm and it is your firearm.

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Thanks so much, Dawn!

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Or just go to an FFL and they’ll do the paperwork (for a fee)

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Thanks, what is FFL?

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Federal Firearms License. It’s a gun shop authorized to buy, sell, and facilitate private sales. In my state, most gun shops can register a sale and do a background check on the buyer for $25. I don’t know the laws in Wisconsin, but since USCCA is based there, I suspect you’ll get a response soon.

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Thanks so much!

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