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Posted: 1/28/2002 11:55:07 AM EDT
I bought a gun about 6 months ago and now I'm thinking that I really won't use it very much. Can anybody tell me how to go about selling this gun since it is registered under my name? How to I go about doing this?

Thanks
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 12:14:08 PM EDT
If you must sell, you can do one of several things.

1. Sell it to a dealer, who will probably try to rape you on it.
2. List it on the Equipment Exchange and sell it to another user here (must go to FFL if buyer is in another state)
3. Sell to resident of your state for private party transaction (legal if both parties are residents of same state).

If you are concerned about the gun being "registered" to you, your best bet would be to sell to an FFL or sell to a person in a different state which will require the buyer to go through the NICS process.
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 1:01:15 PM EDT
Not knowing your specific laws of Colorado if you think it's registered to you because you bought it from an FFL on a form 4473 well unless the ATF does a crime trace on this gun and it was new from the manuf. to a distributor then to the FFL to you then ATF will never find it. Once a gun goes private and even then back onto an FFLs books the ATF has no way to find current owner of gun because the chain of paperwork is broken once a gun goes private.

So sell the gun privatly or through an FFL if requred and just keep a note recording who you sold it to. This is not even required but might make you feel better.

If the gun is actually registered to you as in some local requirement then they would also have to have the means to unregister the gun from you.
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 1:15:44 PM EDT
Dieselpwer,

You can take it to a gunshow and sell it to a dealer or induvidual there. BUT remember at a gunshow in CO. a private sale still has to go through NICS. Remember last election? "We" closed the "gunshow loophole." All gunshows now have someone who will do a check for a minimal fee, usually $10 or so.

A dealer will never give you what it is worth. He would then have no markup and couldn't make money. And he is in business to make money.

If you have a favorite dealer you might ask him if he would sell it on consignment. He will ask for a fee or percentage.

What part of CO. are you in? I'm on the western slope.
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 1:59:21 PM EDT
Thanks for the info everyone, this helps out allot. Just wanted to make sure i covered my tracks if I do decide to part with it.

JonnieGTyler
Im on the north eastern plains, weld county.

thanks again!!
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 2:04:42 PM EDT
Just out of curiousity, What kind of gun are you talking about ?
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