Transfer of Firearms Between Private Parties
To comply with the recently passed NY-SAFE Act, all private transfers of any firearm, including handguns, rifles, and shotguns, outside your immediate family, must be processed through a licensed dealer with a NICS background check.
Procedure for Private TransferPlease note that these procedures are dictated by the ATF, and leave us little flexibility.
- Seller and Buyer bring the firearms to be transferred to our office.
- Seller and Buyer both sign an acknowledgement of these procedures.
- Fees are paid for both the background check and transfer.
- Buyer fills out ATF Form 4473.
- A NICS background check is conducted on Buyer.
- The firearms are entered into our inventory.
- Firearms are immediately signed out of our inventory to Buyer
- Buyer leaves with firearms.
- Buyer receives a Bill of Sale.
- Buyer has the guns added to their NYS Pistol License at their County Clerk's office.
- Once the permit is ammended, Buyer returns with coupon from their County Clerk to pick up the handguns.
- If handguns are left for over 30 days, Buyer must resubmit NICS check before taking possession.
- The seller keeps the firearms and tranfer is aborted.
- The transfer fee is refunded. Background check fee is non-refundable.
- Buyer may not receive firearms until delay is resolved. This may take up to three days.
- Seller keeps the firearms and returns with Buyer once 'Proceed' is received from NICS
Once the Seller transfers a firearm to our inventory for any reason, the firearm may not be returned to Seller without filling out ATF Form 4473 and submitting to a NICS background check.
We know it seems odd, but them's the rules.
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