Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    1,373
    Rep Power
    439433

    Default Selling/Trading fathers handgun?

    Howdy all! I did a search but couldn't find anything on this issue specifically.

    My father gave me a Taurus 709 Slim a few years ago that he had won at a gun bash. He's a lefty and can't shoot a right handed pistol very well.

    He had just given it to me and the gun is in his name as the buyer still. I am not a big fan of the gun and am in the market for a pocket .380. I know that it is legal for me to poses the gun but my question goes a step beyond that.

    My question is... Can I sell or trade the firearm in to an FFL without him or will he need to be there as well? He wouldn't care but it is rough to align both of our schedules so I wanted to check on the laws before I start to nag him.

    Thanks all for your replies in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    1,080
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: Selling/Trading fathers handgun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Fly View Post
    Howdy all! I did a search but couldn't find anything on this issue specifically.

    My father gave me a Taurus 709 Slim a few years ago that he had won at a gun bash. He's a lefty and can't shoot a right handed pistol very well.

    He had just given it to me and the gun is in his name as the buyer still. I am not a big fan of the gun and am in the market for a pocket .380. I know that it is legal for me to poses the gun but my question goes a step beyond that.

    My question is... Can I sell or trade the firearm in to an FFL without him or will he need to be there as well? He wouldn't care but it is rough to align both of our schedules so I wanted to check on the laws before I start to nag him.

    Thanks all for your replies in advance!
    As long as you were both PA residents when he gave you the pistol, and you aren't prohibited, the pistol is yours, and you can sell it as you wish. Parent to child in-state transfers do not require a FFL.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    1,373
    Rep Power
    439433

    Default Re: Selling/Trading fathers handgun?

    We both were (at the time he gave it to me) and still are PA residents.

    That's how I thought it would work but I wanted to confirm with the brilliant people on the PAFOA!

    Thank you!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    1,373
    Rep Power
    439433

    Default Re: Selling/Trading fathers handgun?

    Also I am in no way prohibited from buying a gun of any type and I have a valid LTCF.

    Just for the record

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    West Alexander, Pennsylvania
    (Washington County)
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,229
    Rep Power
    21474845

    Default Re: Selling/Trading fathers handgun?

    Quote Originally Posted by t1066 View Post
    As long as you were both PA residents when he gave you the pistol, and you aren't prohibited, the pistol is yours, and you can sell it as you wish. Parent to child in-state transfers do not require a FFL.
    ^^ This ^^ Also, if you do sell the pistol to an individual, remember that you need to go through an FFL for the transfer.
    Washington County Machine Guns & Tactical Range -- CMP Affliated Club -- 07/02 FFL/SOT and Type 20 FEL
    Specializing in Bachelor parties with 50+ machine guns including M2HB, M249 SAW, M1919, RPD, M60
    Now offering High-Explosive Familiarization Classes (Open to the Public)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    1,373
    Rep Power
    439433

    Default Re: Selling/Trading fathers handgun?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCMG View Post
    ^^ This ^^ Also, if you do sell the pistol to an individual, remember that you need to go through an FFL for the transfer.
    Yes, I am aware of that (not so minor) detail but I appreciate the reminder anyway!

Similar Threads

  1. Selling a handgun to a FFL
    By 65mustang in forum General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: January 12th, 2014, 12:09 AM
  2. Selling a handgun if you're under 21
    By dsi28 in forum Pennsylvania
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 2nd, 2012, 05:24 PM
  3. Did some selling, did some buying, did some trading...
    By ratrodfink in forum Gun Pictures
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: July 25th, 2010, 04:05 AM
  4. Need advice on trading a handgun out of state.
    By 1blindref in forum General
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 20th, 2008, 11:18 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops