"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Minnesota

What Is a Minnesota Firearm Bill of Sale?

The Minnesota Firearm Bill of Sale is the document completed during the sale of a firearm to substantiate the fact of a gun transfer from the seller to the buyer. It contains important information about the transfer and the parties of the deal, like the name of the seller and the buyer, purchase price, date of sale and so on. It also includes a description of the sold weapon, including its make, type, caliber, serial number, and other important details.

Alternate Name:

  • Minnesota Gun Bill of Sale.

The state of Minnesota does not have any government-released form you must complete when selling a firearm within the state. To be valid, your document must just contain the necessary details of the deal. You can download the form through the link provided below. You can also create a personalized Minnesota Firearm Bill of Sale with our customizable online template.

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

Notarization is not required as per state laws. The document may be verified in the presence of a notary public to formally certify the transaction.

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Do Guns Need to Be Registered in Minnesota?

According to the National Firearms Act of 1934, all the gangster-type weapons, including machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, and rifles, as well as firearm silencers must be registered. At the same time, there are no Minnesota laws requiring registration of firearms or its owners.

According to the Minnesota gun laws, the federally licensed firearm dealer is not allowed to sell any weapon to a private individual unless a background check is conducted. The whole process does not take a lot of time. The seller asks the buyer about any government-issued identification card and asks them to fill out a form. The dealer checks the form and calls the FBI to make an instantaneous check. It usually takes a few minutes to conduct the check, but in some rare cases it may take up to three days.

Gun sales between private individuals are not subject to a background check. However, all sellers are strictly prohibited to knowingly transfer a firearm to any person not allowed to have a gun. That is why private sellers often prefer to complete a bill of sale. Though the document is not required by law, it is legal proof of the gun transfer. It describes the transferred weapon, proves the identity of both, the seller and the buyer, stipulates the date of sale and the sales price. The document often contains the buyer's statement informing that the buyer is allowed to purchase and possess a firearm.

The above-mentioned relates only to intrastate sales. If a private seller wants to sell a weapon to an out-of-state buyer, a background check is required. The check is performed by a federally licensed dealer who typically charges a fee.

According to laws for transporting firearms in Minnesota, an individual is prohibited to carry a pistol in a public place without obtaining an appropriate permit to carry. The person's car is considered a public place, therefore, a firearm transported in a motor vehicle must be unloaded and transported in a closed trunk or closed gun case unless the individual has a permit to carry. A violation of this law is considered a misdemeanor.


Related Templates and Forms:

  1. Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application Permit to Carry a Pistol;
  2. Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer.
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Minnesota Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Minnesota ​ 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 _________________________________________________
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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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Minnesota Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Minnesota ​ 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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