On two separate occasions over the last several days I have been approached by people who are transferring a firearm to another party and want to know how to “get it out of their name”. The bottom line is if you purchased the gun retail the paperwork trail ends at your doorstep.
The only thing you can do is to take the weapon to an FFL and let them transfer it to your buyer. For a fee more than likely.
Alternatively, and this is does not remove ALL risk but does minimize it, you can get a bill of sale. While not fool proof, it does help should a questionable situation arise.
Here is one that I use: http://sdw.im/billofsalefirearm.pdf
- What if I buy a gun and it turns out to be stolen?
- What if I buy a gun and it turns out to have been used in a crime?
- What if I sell a gun to someone who lives in < enter state here >?
- What if I sell a gun and the buyer turns out to be a felon?
- What if I buy a gun and the seller was actually from < enter other state here>
Using this Bill of Sale will reduce the opportunity for this to happen and if it does, will provide you with some amount of defense if needed.
Just some friendly advice…