Washington Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form

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The Washington firearm (gun) bill of sale form is a composed concrete testament to the facts regarding the exchange of a firearm for a monetary consideration. This form can be utilized down the line to verify ownership of the gun as well as providing liability protection for the previous owner. The form transcribes the necessary information pertinent to the transaction such as buyer, seller, firearm, and purchase particulars. Additionally, a valid exchange occurs after the endorsements are made to agree to the obligated disclosure statements and contract.

How to Register a Gun

The state of Washington holds no database for the registration of firearms, although it does require that the transaction containing that of a handgun be logged with the state authorities. There is no need to apply for a permit to purchase a long gun or handgun, but a precursor to obtaining one will be to pass a mandatory background check for both dealer and private sales (per Revised Code of Washington 9.41.113). The submission of a Washington Pistol Transfer Application (FIR 652-001) is a requisite maintained at the time of the background check and will need to be made available to your chosen federally licensed firearm dealer. Keep in mind that when buying a handgun, there is an imperative 5-day waiting period before you may take possession of the weapon after purchase.

How to Obtain a Concealed Pistol License

To carry a handgun, you must have a concealed pistol license approved by the state. Exceptions to this rule are if you wish to carry a handgun within the boundaries of your own private residence or at your place of business, should you be the owner of the company. To apply for a concealed pistol license, obtain the following materials to bring to your local police department or county sheriff’s office:

Upon receiving the application, local law enforcement will take all necessary fingerprints to submit along with the application. The approval process can take 1-2 months on average for all background checks as well as the mailing of the license.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the form by clicking on the Adobe PDF document link.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Include information concerning the seller of the firearm:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Enter all required information on the purchaser of the firearm:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Submit the necessary information on the gun as follows:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Enter the sale data according to the terms of your agreement:

  • Purchase Price (in words)
  • Purchase Price (numerical in dollars)
  • Date (written month, day, year)
  • When the sale involves a trade, the allocated space can be used to list the information on any trade items.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Indicate agreement to both disclosure statements by endorsing after the accounts have been read and accepted by both the buyer and seller.

Step 7 – Signatures – Verification of the signatures can be authenticated by electing to assign witnesses and/or a notary to witness and certify with endorsements.