"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Colorado

What Is a Colorado Firearm Bill of Sale?

The Colorado Firearm Bill of Sale is the document filled out as legal proof of transfer of different types of firearms from the seller to the buyer. It contains important details about the sale and is a legally binding agreement that can be used to substantiate your lawful claims.

The State of Colorado does not require you to complete any government-issued form to record the transfer of your firearm to the buyer.

Any basic template is valid as long as it contains all the required information. You can download and fill out the Colorado-specific Firearm Bill of Sale through the link below. If you need something more personalized, build your own form using our customizable online template.

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

The document does not need to be notarized. It is, however, recommended that the participating parties sign the Bill of Sale under the observation of a notary public.

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How to Sell a Gun in Colorado?

When building your Bill of Sale, make sure you have entered the necessary information:

  1. Identifying Information of the Seller. The information must include the name, physical address, and driving license number of the seller;
  2. Identifying Information of the Buyer. Provide the same details about the buyer;
  3. Firearm Description. Enter the make, model, caliber, and serial number of the firearm you transfer;
  4. Firearm Defects. If the firearm you sell has any defects, you must inform the buyer about them and list them in this Bill of Sale;
  5. Transfer Details. The minimal requirements include the sales price indicated in words and digits, and the date the document takes effect;
  6. Additional Details. If you and the buyer are agreed upon any special terms, describe them in the document;
  7. Signatures. Both the buyer and the seller must sign the Bill of Sale;
  8. Witnesses. This part is optional, as well as notary public's certification. However, you may still want to include them in your document for extra protection.

The Colorado Firearm Bill of Sale is prepared in two copies. One goes to the buyer, the other stays with the seller. This document is very important for both parties since it can protect them from possible fraudulent claims regarding the deal.

Colorado gun laws require you to initiate a background check on the prospective buyer when selling the firearm within the state. Both the licensed dealers and the private sellers must follow this rule. If you transfer your gun in violation of the law, you may be held liable for the civil damages the buyer caused using this firearm.

All background checks for the unlicensed seller should be conducted by a licensed gun dealer, and the dealer may charge up to $10 for each. The check is conducted through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and may take up to 30 days. Remember, that you are not allowed to give the weapon to the buyer until the transfer is approved. The check is conducted on all co-buyers as well. If you sell your firearm to an entity, each person who will use this weapon will be checked.


Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out these related forms:

  1. Colorado Generic Bill of Sale;
  2. Vehicle Bills of Sale used throughout the state of Colorado;
  3. Vessel/OHV/Snowmobile Vehicle Bill of Sale.
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Colorado Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Colorado ​ 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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Colorado Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Colorado ​ 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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