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 Quick NH private firearm sale question.
DanNH  [Member]
6/28/2011 1:58:51 AM EST
So life happened and now i need to thin out some of my collection. I just wanted to make sure I understand the NH private gun sale laws so i don't get in trouble. This is my understanding of them, so if i get anything wrong, can someone please point out my mistake. It seems pretty straight forward, but i just want to be sure. I looked in the tacked thread, but didnt see anything.

Here it goes...

You can legally sell a firearm to someone that is "personally known to you" and they are legally allowed to own the firearm. Do i have any other legal obligation to look into their legality of firearm ownership? or is it just to the best of my knowledge? NH doesn't require an FFL to do the transfer for someone you know, correct?

Now, here's the more important stuff. I don't think anyone i know is looking to buy any firearms so itll most likely be to someone i dont know. So i want to make sure this is completely legal before I do anything.

If i dont know the person, I need make sure they have a current NH pistol/revolver permit. If they do, it means they are legally allowed to own firearms and therefore it would be alright to sell it to them? And then common sense would say write up 2 bills of sale with serial numbers, contact info, etc...

Does this all sound about right? Anything I'm missing? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but i really dont like even coming close to breaking any firearms law. I dont want to end up loosing the privilege of owning guns.

Thanks for the help.

Oh and one thing real quick. Anyone know of any online classifieds that are free and firearm friendly? Like i said, no one i know is looking. I know there's the 'want ad' and 'uncle henrys', but print ads are such a pain in the butt.

Thanks
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tarfu64  [Team Member]
6/28/2011 2:40:19 AM EST
RSA 159:10 and RSA 159:14 states that private sales of pistols or revolvers require the person to EITHER be personally known to the seller OR have a License to Carry. The laws refer to pistols or revolvers, they do not refer to shotguns or rifles, for those there is no such requirement.

Now, even though there is no such requirement under the laws of the state for long guns, I would still abide by them if I were to sell a rifle or shotgun to somebody I did not personally know. This would be for my own peace of mind & that of my family.

I am an FFL, so I am paranoid by trade. But, even if I were not, I would make damn sure to whom I were selling anything just in case of a straw purchase for some clown in Massachusetts. We certainly don't need that kind of press, which might make the other clowns in the state house decide top pass some draconian law against us.
sgthoskins  [Team Member]
6/28/2011 3:23:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By tarfu64:
RSA 159:10 and RSA 159:14 states that private sales of pistols or revolvers require the person to EITHER be personally known to the seller OR have a License to Carry. The laws refer to pistols or revolvers, they do not refer to shotguns or rifles, for those there is no such requirement.

Now, even though there is no such requirement under the laws of the state for long guns, I would still abide by them if I were to sell a rifle or shotgun to somebody I did not personally know. This would be for my own peace of mind & that of my family.

I am an FFL, so I am paranoid by trade. But, even if I were not, I would make damn sure to whom I were selling anything just in case of a straw purchase for some clown in Massachusetts. We certainly don't need that kind of press, which might make the other clowns in the state house decide top pass some draconian law against us.


+1
DanNH  [Member]
6/28/2011 3:32:11 AM EST
Alright. thats what i thought. Thanks guys. The more i think about it, the more common sense is telling me not to sell a firearm to someone i dont know.
sgthoskins  [Team Member]
6/28/2011 4:17:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By DanNH:
Alright. thats what i thought. Thanks guys. The more i think about it, the more common sense is telling me not to sell a firearm to someone i dont know.


I would not.
PreemptiveStrike  [Team Member]
6/28/2011 4:19:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By sgthoskins:
Originally Posted By tarfu64:
RSA 159:10 and RSA 159:14 states that private sales of pistols or revolvers require the person to EITHER be personally known to the seller OR have a License to Carry. The laws refer to pistols or revolvers, they do not refer to shotguns or rifles, for those there is no such requirement.

Now, even though there is no such requirement under the laws of the state for long guns, I would still abide by them if I were to sell a rifle or shotgun to somebody I did not personally know. This would be for my own peace of mind & that of my family.

I am an FFL, so I am paranoid by trade. But, even if I were not, I would make damn sure to whom I were selling anything just in case of a straw purchase for some clown in Massachusetts. We certainly don't need that kind of press, which might make the other clowns in the state house decide top pass some draconian law against us.


+1


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Im not a dealer but I require either an FFL transfer or a current NH pistol license for any firearms transaction, unless I know the person. I actually had people offer to pay me more if I didn't (when I had them listed on uncle henrys, not here) and I promptly told them to F.O. If we don't police ourselves I know somebody who will step in and do it for us.

DieselEngineer  [Life Member]
6/28/2011 8:36:21 AM EST
I've bought a few FTF firearms in NH, never sold, though. I have a concealed permit and a C&R. I bought some C&R eligible items recently and traded FFL copies. On a couple of non-C&R items, I showed the seller my concealed permit and the seller was satisfied.

Some dealers charge exorbitant transfer fees. I have seen some advertised as $50. While I would have no problem conceding to an FFL transfer from a NH seller, I would not want to pay a lot for the transfer. I dealer I have used in Londonderry, for example, charges $15 for a transfer, which is very reasonable. There's a shop not to far from me that does $20, which pays for the gas and time it would take to reach Londonderry.
Colt_sporter  [Team Member]
6/29/2011 12:41:41 AM EST
Depending where you live, Manchester Firing Line is nice option for consignment sales.
PreemptiveStrike  [Team Member]
6/29/2011 3:30:44 AM EST
I've listed and sold a number on uncle henrys. I sold a RRA to a guy 4 hrs away in Maine. He came down here and we did a transfer @ KTP. You can list a number of free online ads(I think 4 or 5 at a time) and include 1 pic.

Craigslist doesn't allow firearm sales. The only other one I can think of would be Gunbroker.
DanNH  [Member]
6/29/2011 6:53:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Colt_sporter:
Depending where you live, Manchester Firing Line is nice option for consignment sales.


Good call. I'll most likely do this. I'm only about 20 minutes away. Their consignment fee isnt bad at all either.

Thanks for the idea.
jamie930  [Member]
7/2/2011 1:58:09 PM EST
I am pretty sure that Riley's in Hooksett does cosignment also
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