New Mexico Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form

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The New Mexico firearm (gun) bill of sale form details the understanding between a buyer and seller concerning the sale of a firearm. The form can be utilized after the exchange to demonstrate the chain of ownership and indicate the date of transfer. Included in the document is all associated data on the buyer, seller, gun, and sale terms, spelled out and authenticated with corresponding endorsements.

How to Register a Gun

New Mexico statutes enforce that there can be no organization for cataloging firearms in the form of registration. This means owning a gun does not require registration of any kind. Although acquiring a gun will not compel an individual to obtain a permit, upon buying, one will necessitate the passing of a background check before the buyer can take possession of the weapon. This stipulation goes for both dealer sales and used private party acquisitions. Open carry is sanctioned in designated areas for hunting, range shooting, or on private property for both handguns and long guns without a physical permit. To carry a handgun unloaded and concealed is also allowed without needing a permit, as well as carrying any loaded weapon (concealed or openly) in a vehicle per NMSA § 29-19-1.

How to Obtain a Concealed Handgun License

To carry a handgun in a concealed fashion, one must first furnish a Concealed Handgun License. This license will additionally allow for concealed carry outside the boundary lines of the state of New Mexico within active NM reciprocity states. To become eligible for the license, you must be at least 21 years of age, and be able to meet the strict criteria to pass the background check that will take into account criminal and substance abuse history as well as any prior mental instability. You will also be mandated to undergo and complete a firearms safety program before applying.

Once you have completed the required firearm safety course (or have proof of experienced military or law enforcement training), you may prepare the following documents to send via mail to The New Mexico Department of Public Safety:

Send the listed materials to the following address:

New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Concealed Carry Unit
6301 Indian School Rd. NE Suite 310
Albuquerque, NM 87110

The processing time for the application to be approved can vary, but it is usually around one month before you will receive information on your permit’s status from the time of submission. Upon approval, the license is good for four years from the date of issue. When it comes time to renew a license, a 2-hour online refresher course will require completion to become eligible.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Include all information related to the seller of the firearm in question:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Provide the same information for the assumed purchaser of the firearm:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Enter all information important to the gun including the following:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Answer the prompted questions as to the cost of the gun as follows:

  • Sale Price (written and numerical)
  • Sale Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • There is a provided space to specify any information on an item involved in the transaction that will include a trade of any kind. List the specifics of that item or items here.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Take the time to read the disclosure statements before signing.

Step 7 – Signatures – Have a notary present to witness the signatures to authenticate the contract.