"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Arkansas

What Is an Arkansas Firearm Bill of Sale?

An Arkansas Firearm Bill of Sale is a document that allows for the legal transfer of ownership of a firearm (pistol, rifle, or another similar assault weapon that belongs to the category of legal handguns) between individuals or entities. This document can be used to sell and buy a new or used firearm. It is possible to sell a firearm if the seller does not know or have any reasonable cause to think the potential buyer is prohibited from acquiring or possessing firearms under the law.

There are no Arkansas Firearm Bill of Sale forms released by the government. Still, there are several requirements for the document, and you can generate your own Firearm Bill of Sale online with our customizable template or use a ready-made form down below.

Does a Firearm Bill of Sale Need to Be Notarized in Arkansas?

Handgun Bills of Sale do not need to be notarized in the state of Arkansas. The parties involved may sign the form in the presence of a notary public if they wish so.

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Arkansas Firearm Bill of Sale Requirements

A Bill of Sale is needed for private sales and purchases. Generally, this legal instrument is used as proof that the sale really took place. It provides the history of the item and contact information of the buyer and the seller. However, drafting a Gun Bill of Sale is more than just recordkeeping. Additionally, the form shows both parties express mutual consent to the sale and purchase. As a seller or a buyer of the firearm, you can avoid any possible questions that may arise in the future by simply keeping a copy of the document. Without proper documentation, it may be difficult to clear your name, for example, if the firearm has been used to commit a crime.

This document must contain the following information:

  1. Seller's full name and mailing address;
  2. Buyer's full name and mailing address;
  3. Date when the transaction is completed;
  4. Location of the sale and purchase;
  5. Firearm details. The weapon must be fully described - its caliber, make, model/type, serial number, barrel length, color, accessories, customizations, and other distinctive characteristics that may be used to identify the gun. Additionally, the condition of the item at the time of sale can be added to the form;
  6. The agreed-upon price of the firearm and the method of payment (for example, fully paid, initial down payment, or installments). If the transaction is made in cash, the Bill of Sale serves as a protection for the buyer of stolen goods;
  7. Warranty. This section explicitly states whether the firearm is being sold "as is" or whether there were additional guarantees given or implied. The "as is" clause means that the seller sells and the buyer purchases the handgun in its present condition, and the buyer accepts the gun with all possible faults and issues, some of which are not immediately visible;
  8. Signatures of both parties.

Looking for more? Check out these related templates and forms:

  1. Arkansas Generic Bill of Sale;
  2. Vehicle Bills of Sale used throughout the state of Arkansas;
  3. Arkansas Boat Bill of Sale.
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Arkansas Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Arkansas ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price and Firearm Details
The Parties agree that the Seller will receive $___________________ in exchange for
the possession and ownership of the following described firearm:
Make: ​ _ ______________________________________________________________
Type/Model: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
Caliber: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Serial Number (SN): ​ _ __________________________________________________
The sale shall take place on ________________, _____.
Additional Terms and Conditions
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Arkansas Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Arkansas ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price and Firearm Details
The Parties agree that the Seller will receive $___________________ in exchange for
the possession and ownership of the following described firearm:
Make: ​ _ ______________________________________________________________
Type/Model: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
Caliber: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Serial Number (SN): ​ _ __________________________________________________
The sale shall take place on ________________, _____.
Additional Terms and Conditions
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Buyer’s Disclosure
By signing below, the Buyer declares that the following statements are true and that
they:
● Are not under the Federally-set legal age to own a firearm;
● Have never been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment
for a term exceeding one (1) year;
● Are not a fugitive from justice;
● Are not an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
● Have never been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a
mental institution;
● Are not an illegal or unlawful alien in the United States or an alien admitted to
the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;
● Have not been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable
conditions;
● Having been a citizen of the United States, have never renounced their
citizenship;
● Are not subject to a court order that restrains them from harassing, stalking, or
threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner;
● Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; Can
lawfully receive, possess, ship, or transport a firearm;
● Are no under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment
for a term exceeding one (1) year.
Signed by _____________________________________________________________
Seller's Disclosure
By signing below, the Seller declares that the following statements are true and that
they:
● Have verified that the firearm details are correct and the serial number is
legible;
● Are the lawful owner of the firearm and have the legal right to sell the firearm;
● Have no knowledge of any defects in the firearm;
● Believe the firearm is fit to be used for its intended purpose;
● Believe the firearm has never been used in a manner of questionable or certain
illegality;
● Assumes no responsibility after the transfer of ownership has taken place.
Signed by _____________________________________________________________
Signature Area
The Buyer and Seller agree to the above described terms and conditions for the
sale/trade/exchange of the firearm on ________________, _____. The firearm is to be
sold "as-is" with no warranties made by the Seller unless otherwise stated in this Bill
of Sale.
Buyer's Signature​ ______________________________
Buyer's Name __________________________________
Seller's Signature ​ _ _____________________________
Seller's Name __________________________________
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