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#497676 - 03/13/13 02:30 PM Selling a pistol in VA
ScottMO1977 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Fredericksburg
Okay everyone,

I have a question that I can't find a correct answer to online.

I'm currently on active duty, I have purchased a home in VA but my actual residence is still considered a resident of Florida.

Okay, so can I legally sell a pistol face to face with a bill of sale to someone in VA?

My concerns are that the pistol I currently want to sell has me as the original owner and was registered in Florida in my name. I'm more comfortable with paying a dealer to do a transfer but most people only want to do a FTF transaction which to me sends up a Red flag of some concern.
If I was to do a FTF transaction can I?

Does anyone know where I can find answers to this question??

Thank you for your time!

V/R,

Scott

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#497689 - 03/13/13 02:50 PM Re: Selling a pistol in VA [Re: ScottMO1977]
MP3Mogul Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 6241
Loc: Salem, Virginia
City or County: Salem
as long as you have permanent orders to Virginia you can do this
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#498027 - 03/13/13 11:11 PM Re: Selling a pistol in VA [Re: MP3Mogul]
ScottMO1977 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Fredericksburg
Thank you for clarifying this for me.

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#498143 - 03/14/13 08:45 AM Re: Selling a pistol in VA [Re: ScottMO1977]
LaserJock Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 5728
Loc: NoVA 22192
City or County: NoVA 22192
Welcome to Virginia Scott. . . so ummm, whats for sale smile

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#498233 - 03/14/13 11:46 AM Re: Selling a pistol in VA [Re: ScottMO1977]
UBETRUN Offline
Marksman

Registered: 01/02/12
Posts: 372
Loc: Stafford, VA
City or County: Stafford
And you don't need a bill of sale. As long as you don't know or have reason to believe the buyer is from out of state, underage, or a felon, you are free to sell within this state without any paperwork whatsoever. Some on here will piss and moan about covering your six with a paper trail but none of the fearful have shown a single case where a private citizen was charged with a crime. Sell to someone that you KNOW shouldn't have it and you'll go to jail but it is not your job to verify their eligibility.

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#510785 - 04/02/13 12:01 PM Re: Selling a pistol in VA [Re: ScottMO1977]
Trace Offline
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 379
Loc: VA
City or County: Williamsburg
Seems as if you got answer but just to echo everyone. I am also active duty military and had the same questions as you when I first got here. I am a NC resident but stationed in VA. As long as you are ordered (have current orders) saying that you are to be in VA then you can be treated as a VA resident. Same deal as buying a handgun in VA from a dealer that runs a FFL, being that I am a NC resident with NC drivers license I just have to show a copy of my orders showing that I am ordered to be in VA and I am then treated as a VA resident.
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