Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
rwwong

Shotgun Registration

11 posts in this topic

I don't normally post twice, but it looks like there are more shotgun users here than on the general hunting forum.

I am about to purchase a used shotgun from a friend of mine. I know you don't have to register a shotgun or have a permit or license to use one for purposes of hunting in the state of MN, but I'd like to get the gun registered and put in my name. Does anyone know what I'll need from my friend, and what I'll need to do to get this done?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotta ask why?

I'd talk to a dealer or someone with a FFL if your determined to do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would type up a bill of sale and you can both sign it for the transaction, if it's a must...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An FFL holder uses a 4473 form and needs to keep it on hand for 20 years, a backgroud check if done with the FBI for all transfers,and then you are only given a transaction number for the check, not the gun. There is not an entity to register any firearms with other than that, unless you report mulitple handgun sales in a 5 day peroid or need to report lost or stolen firearms, which is reported to local law enforcement and the ATF. If you do sell to a private party I would make a bill of sale, including serial number, and maybe a copy of the buyers ID to keep with it. It you feel uncomfortable at all with the sale, DON'T DO IT!! As an FFL holder, I use the same standard, if I'm not 100% comfortable, no sale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SmilinBob,

I'm going to be buying the shotgun from a friend, not selling it to someone else. From the responses on the thread, it looks like I don't need to go anything but buy the gun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing to note. happened to one of my friends bought a gun at a resonable cost from a friend. only to later get checked by the dnr and find out the gun was stolen. i guess when the dnr checked them they ran the numbers off of the gun and siezed it. same friend this year needed a new gun to say the least and his girl friend bought him a new benelli nova camoflauge. went down to mankato to go hunting. stopped at a friends house to pick him up. went inside for no more then ten minutes and someone punched out his truck window and took gun and shells. nothing but bad luck for him this year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have purchased many used guns and have never transferred one. I have had my brother in law or a friend who works for the county police check out the serial number before I purchased it to make sure it was not a stolen gun though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Buying and selling with friends requires nothing, just write a good reciept in the event anything should ever come up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

even with a receipt the guy wont get back his money if the gun is stolen and the dnr takes it. just have a any FFL or police officer to run the serial numbers. very quick to do and usually free of charge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The "receipt" would be a good idea just in case something comes up.

Sifty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never really thought about registering a used shotty, not a bad idea to look to see if it is stolen, good tip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Well, it does look like the "Freedom Caucus" and the rest of the party could not agree on a replacement.     Is the Freedom Caucus the not quite full on Libertarian wing?  Or are they something else altogether?  
    • See the fun of the three party system?    
    • Look again  HSO Baby
    • 39 HERE IN THE boat on Hidden Bay, yesterday we had sleet and snow and the furnace was running when I got home, things I do not want to see hear towards the end of March. Was in the big city yesterday at the clinic, Thursdays are chemo days so I was hooked up to an IV for most of the day. However I did spend most of my day chatting up the guy who was sitting next to me. Interesting fellow he was before retiring the CEO of a hospital and spent a lot of his down time on a northern lake that is on my bucket list to fish. What better way to learn a lake then by someone who has fished it for the past forty years. I am hoping to share a chair alongside of him next Thursday. When I was getting blood drawn I sat next to yet another interesting guy. He to was retired but I was to find out that he worked at Cape Canaveral for thirty years where he was a jig and fitting’s guy. His job was to take an idea and make it real for the rockets they launched there. Another guy was sitting behind us ease dropping and he pitched in that he new a guy who lived in a small town up the shore who was also retired and his job was to fly a helicopter and pull the astronauts out of the ocean when they landed. Funny where local guys land up and what jobs they acquire. I gave all three of them Lodge business cards, would be interesting future Lodge members.   So the good and bad part of doing chemo is last week was a great week, Since I was last in the hospital I took on a huge amount of water weight. Last week I lost twenty-one pounds I was a very happy camper when I got off the scale, Hope to repeat it again this week, now the bad part is I am back on steroids and I have to take them for three days running after every treatment, the side effect is insomnia. Last night I only slept two hours and then I was wide awake, So at five this morning I made big batch of chili and took my time dicing everything by hand. Should be done here soon and I already called Elmer and Chuck to come over for late lunch.   Even though it is cloudy out you can tell the sun is up longer and higher in the sky, my seedlings in the South window are finally starting to grow and even the tobacco is becoming bigger then dots. Only a month before stuff should go out to the greenhouse and two months before we start planting in what was looking to be an early spring, now I am not so sure. I did roll a few cigars an I am getting better at it, I am surprise at how much tobacco leaf I am using up on a single cigar. I may have to plant more then I was planing this summer.   It was nice to go to the big city though, I have been locked away in the cabin most of the winter and the fresh air is good for me. The wife is none too happy as I am building a pretty good Honey Do List of my own! for her her at Lake Iwanttobethere
    • Yea....but..... that stuff is complicated.....who knew?
    • I'm sure the resident silly town neocons will respond with a meme blaming libertarians
    • So the GOP controls the house, the senate and the Whitehouse and they can't do anything with it, probably a good thing. 
    • All this winning......   Hillary in jail Wall Street reigned in Swamp drained Obamacare repealed Budget balanced Border wall built.   And it's only Friday.   Take the rest of the week off.
    •   Will that be like Wal-Mart with ENTER and EXIT gates?
    •   Their fun to run around a campground on. One of them that I got was someone in our campground who had it and just could not get it to run right and kept fouling plugs out and it ran bad with a lot of smoke. He had it sitting under a tarp for a year as he had given up on it. I asked him what he mixed his oil at? He said 50-1. I said I'll take it and got it for $200. I brought it over to my camper and drained all the gas out and mixed it 80-1 as I know that the book on them said to run them at 100-1. So, new mixed gas and a new spark plug and a hour later I'm running all over the campground with it! He was shocked to see it running so well. Lol
  • Our Sponsors