A Montana Firearm Bill of Sale is a legal document that records the legal sale and purchase of various firearms in Montana. It contains specific information about the seller and the buyer of the gun and includes details that help to identify the gun. Additionally, it establishes in writing that the mutual consent to the purchase took place.
This document does not require notarization. It is, however, advised to keep signed copies of the executed bill of sale for personal records.
The State of Montana has very permissive gun firearm laws. It is a "shall issue" state, which means every qualified applicant is allowed to receive a license to carry a concealed weapon from the local sheriff's office within sixty days. The application must be presented with the following materials: evidence of completion of the firearms safety course, confirmation of the applicant's residency, driver's license or ID card, and proof of paid fee. However, concealed carry is illegal in state and local government offices, establishments that serve alcohol, schools and places with "no guns" signs. Open carry is permitted even without an official permit. Outside of city limits, permits are generally not required.
Gun laws in Montana allow the residents of the state to bear arms for personal protection of their family and property, and also for hunting. There is no gun registration, no magazine capacity limitations or an assault weapon ban. When it comes to private party transactions, no background checks are required for the sale.
Sellers are advised to record all transactions. The Montana Firearm Bill of Sale has to include the following information: