Buying and selling firearms in Virginia is legal but its important to follow the laws closely to stay compliant with the law. Below is a basic overview of the process for a successful firearms transfer in Virginia.
1. List your gun with Vienna Arsenal or another reputable firearms dealer. Our fees are very reasonable and we make the process very easy.
2. Know your buyer. You are only allowed to sell a handgun to a Virginia resident 21 years of age or older. Shotguns and rifles may be sold to adults 18 years of age and older. For FFL gun trades They have to be 21 years or older for handguns.
3. Create a bill of sale. Make sure to include the buyer's and seller's information; driver's license or concealed carry permit (if applicable) number, home address (optional), and phone number; information on the firearm; make, model, and serial number; and the date of sale with both parties signatures. When selling with Vienna Arsenal, we use E-Gun Buyer to make this easy.
4. Set a meeting location. It's always a good idea to meet in a private place of business as the general public may be put off by seeing an open display of firearms. Make sure you know your local laws for safely and legally transporting firearms. In general, its always a good idea to unload your firearm and place it in a locked container. Many of our customers find it convenient to meet at our store for the transaction.
The team at Vienna Arsenal is available to help you with a safe and legal firearm transfer. Contact us or stop by the store in Vienna, we'd be happy to help.