Mississippi Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form


The Mississippi firearm (gun) bill of sale form is a fundamental agreement that establishes the particulars of an exchange, in writing, involving a gun transferred for a predetermined monetary amount. The information contained in the form highlights the details on the buyer, purchaser, weapon, and also provides space to endorse to make the contract enforceable. The document must be signed with the aid of a professional notary to assist with its execution.

How to Register a Gun

Mississippi State law does not specify for any systematic registration process once a firearm is acquired. Buying a gun from an authorized dealer or private individual can be carried out without any need to first procure a permit to purchase. When purchasing a firearm from a federally licensed dealer, a resident will need to undergo a NICS background check, but when purchasing from an individual seller, no such background check is required for long guns or handguns. Open carry is permitted without a supplemental license in authorized areas throughout the state. Permitless carry of a concealed handgun is allowed as long as the gun is concealed in a handbag, purse, holster or similar method. Keep in mind that an ankle holster does not apply in this case, and will be viewed as an unlawful carry unless the holder procures a Concealed Carry Firearm Permit.

How to Obtain a Concealed Carry Firearm Permit

Although permitless carry went into effect in 2015, the state of Mississippi offers its residents the opportunity to apply for a Concealed Carry Firearm Permit to effectively travel within outside reciprocity states (Mississippi Legislature HB § 45-9-101). There are two different licenses one can apply for: The standard permit or the enhanced permit. The enhanced permit allows for additional carry in other areas that are generally prohibited without licensure such as court buildings. A resident must meet the standard specifications of eligibility to qualify for either license. An individual must be at least age 21 or older (or 18 if actively enlisted in the military) and have been a resident for no less than one year. Also, one must be able to pass a customary background evaluation as well. Mississippi Concealed Carry Firearm Permits are not available to non-residents of the state.

To apply for A Mississippi Concealed Carry Firearm Permit attend your nearest Mississippi Firearm Permit facility with the following presented paperwork:

  • A completed and notarized Mississippi Application for a Concealed Carry Firearm Permit (Form Rev 4-17).
  • An accepted passport-style color photographs.
  • Two forms of valid identification:
    1. A Mississippi driver’s license or identification card (with photo)
    2. A birth certificate, passport, or social security card (alternate second forms of identification covered on the first page of the application form).
  • A fingerprint identification card (taken on-location at time of submission).
  • Acceptable form of payment for permit fees.

Once submitted, allow 45-days time for processing and background investigation before receiving word on the status of your permit. Once the governing authorities have evaluated your application and come to a decision, you will be informed of the circumstances by mail. After you are issued the permit, it will be good for a total of five years before requiring renewal.

How to Write

Step 1 – Select a format to download the form.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Type in all requested information for the seller as follows:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Driver’s License

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Input all information associated with the buyer of the weapon:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Driver’s License

Step 4 – Firearm – Fill out the portion of the document entailing the gun that is to be transferred:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Purchase Information – Conclude all applicable terms to the sale in the next section as follows:

  • Price
  • Date
  • Be sure to make a note of any specifics involving a trade of another firearm or an alternate item, such as the make, model and serial number.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Read the disclosure statements carefully and only sign upon acceptance with the language.

Step 7 – Signatures – Commission the help of a local notary to oversee the endorsements and provide documentation of the event.