"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Missouri

What Is a Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale?

A Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale is a legal sales document that records the sale and purchase of a handgun. It acts as a proof the transaction took place. Since both parties, a seller and a buyer, express mutual consent to the purchase, drafting a proper Bill of Sale is a good idea not just for the recordkeeping. It is an essential piece of documentation to avoid any possible disputes and disagreements in the future.

Alternate Names:

  • Handgun Bill of Sale;
  • Gun Bill of Sale.

There is no government-issued Bill of Sale for firearms in Missouri. If you want to create your own bill of sale, you can use our customizable template online or download a ready-made document below.

Does a Firearm Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Missouri?

State authorities do not require this document to be notarized.

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Missouri Firearm Laws

Since January 2017, Missouri is a constitutional carry state. That means there is no permit required to carry a gun openly or in a concealed or hidden manner. Still, the State of Missouri issues permits at the local level by county sheriffs for the purposes of reciprocity with other states. There are several requirements to fulfill to obtain a Missouri handgun permit:

  1. Age. You must be at least 19 years old;
  2. Citizenship or residency. The permit is only issued if you are a resident or a citizen of the United States;
  3. Missouri residence;
  4. No felonies or violent misdemeanors in the last five years;
  5. Firearms training course. It is necessary to learn the basics of firearm safety, proper firing techniques, and range rules.

Additionally, firearm laws in Missouri allow keeping a handgun anywhere in a vehicle. There are no Missouri gun laws that require you to inform a law enforcement officer you have a handgun in your vehicle unless the officer specifically asks about it. There are no obligatory background checks for private sales of firearms, and no registration is needed to buy a handgun.

However, if you wish to compose a Bill of Sale, make sure you remember to include the following information:

  1. Identify the seller and the buyer - write down their full names and addresses;
  2. State the date and location of the sale;
  3. Record the price of the handgun and the method of payment negotiated and agreed upon by the parties;
  4. Describe the firearm. You can mention its serial number, caliber, model, type, color, customizations and other distinctive features that may be used in the future to make the identification of the gun possible;
  5. Disclose guarantees and warranties. The seller may provide the buyer with implied or given guarantees;
  6. Sign the form. The document can be signed by the parties or their legal representatives who act by proxy.

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Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Missouri ​ 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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Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Missouri ​ 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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