Oklahoma does not require a firearm bill of sale form. However, buyers and sellers should consider creating a bill of sale to protect their rights in case any legal issues arise after the transaction.
- What is an Oklahoma Firearm Bill of Sale?
- What Are the Requirements for Selling a Firearm in Oklahoma?
- Documents Needed To Complete a Firearm Bill of Sale in Oklahoma
- Additional Oklahoma Gun Laws
- Concealed and Open Carry Laws in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Firearm Reciprocity
- How To Write a Firearm Bill of Sale in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
What is an Oklahoma Firearm Bill of Sale?
An Oklahoma Firearm Bill of Sale is a document proving the sale and ownership of a gun.
It contains the firearm seller’s and buyer’s signatures and details about the transaction.
What Are the Requirements for Selling a Firearm in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma does not license firearms dealers. Firearms dealers are subject to the same restrictions as private dealers regarding selling to prohibited persons.
Firearms dealers must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and conduct background checks according to Brady Act requirements.
Private Parties Selling Firearms in Oklahoma
Oklahoma does not restrict the sale or purchase of firearms by private individuals.
Oklahoma generally prohibits the sale or transfer of firearms to anyone convicted of a felony, anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who has been adjudicated mentally incompetent. (21 Okla. Stat. §§ 1289.10, 1289.12)
Does the Law in Oklahoma Require a Firearm Bill of Sale?
Oklahoma does not require a bill of sale for private firearms transactions, but parties should still create a bill of sale to document the transaction and protect their rights.
Firearm Inheritance Laws in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has no specific laws regarding the inheritance of firearms. Oklahoma follows federal laws banning convicted felons from possessing pistols, machine guns, bump stocks, and high-capacity magazines (21 Okla. Stat. § 1283(A)).
If the individual can possess the firearm and the weapon is otherwise lawful, a firearm may be transferred by gift or bequest in Oklahoma.
Documents Needed To Complete a Firearm Bill of Sale in Oklahoma
There are no documents required for the private sale of firearms in Oklahoma.
Additional Oklahoma Gun Laws
Oklahoma has no red flag or gun removal laws for individuals subject to a domestic violence protective order.
All ex parte or final protective orders must have a notice stating that the subject defendant may be prosecuted under federal law for possessing a firearm or ammunition. (22 Okla. Stat. § 60.11)
Who Cannot Purchase a Firearm in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma restrictions on firearms purchases generally mirror federal prohibitions and include:
- Those convicted of felonies or adjudicated delinquent
- Those adjudicated mentally incompetent
- Minors under the age of 18 (under federal law, must be over age 18 for shotguns and rifles and over age 21 for firearms other than shotguns and rifles, such as handguns)
Oklahoma law allows law enforcement to confiscate any weapon a minor under 18 possesses during a traffic stop or other detention. (21 Okla. Stat. § 1271.1(A))
Does Oklahoma Have a Waiting Period for Gun Sales?
Oklahoma does not have a waiting period for firearms purchases.
Can You Buy a Firearm in Oklahoma Without Registering It?
The Oklahoma Self-Defense Act specifically excludes requiring or authorizing the state from registering firearms. (21 Okla. Stat. § 1290.12(B))
Does a Firearm Bill of Sale Have To Be Notarized in Oklahoma?
There is no specific requirement for notarization.
Is a Record of Firearms Sent to Police in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma does not require any record-keeping for firearms sales or background checks.
Concealed and Open Carry Laws in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has no restrictions on open and concealed carry of any firearms (long guns and handguns) within the state.
Anyone over 21 and otherwise qualified may legally carry loaded or unloaded firearms with or without a license, subject to location restrictions.
How To Apply To Carry a Firearm in Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a “shall-issue” state. This means that the state will issue a permit to anyone otherwise qualified.
Oklahoma issues handgun licenses for residents who wish to carry handguns in states with reciprocity with Oklahoma.
Anyone over 21, a resident of Oklahoma, a legal resident of the United States, and who has completed a firearms safety course may apply for an Oklahoma permit.
Applicants are ineligible for a permit if they:
- Have been convicted of a felony in Oklahoma or any other state
- Have been convicted of a domestic violence offense
- Have been adjudicated mentally incompetent, have attempted suicide, or are currently being treated for a psychiatric condition
- Are habitual offenders
- Have been treated for recurrent narcotics abuse or alcoholism
Some of the preclusions are time-limited or subject to other considerations (21 Okla. Stat. § 1290.12).
Applications are made through the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. The site contains links to firearms safety course instructors and other information.
Oklahoma Firearm Reciprocity
Residents of other states with a valid concealed-carry permit in their home state may continue to carry in Oklahoma as long as their permit remains valid.
They must notify a law enforcement officer they have a firearm if they have contact with police.
Currently, these states recognize Oklahoma’s concealed-carry permits within their boundaries:
- NEW HAMPSHIRE
- NEW MEXICO
- NORTH CAROLINA
- NORTH DAKOTA
- SOUTH CAROLINA
- SOUTH DAKOTA
- WEST VIRGINIA
How To Write a Firearm Bill of Sale in Oklahoma
Buyers and sellers do not need a bill of sale for firearms transactions in Oklahoma.
The parties should use this document to record the transfer to protect their legal rights for any private sale.
Step 1 – Fill in All Parties to the Sale
The bill of sale should include the identities of the buyer and seller:
- Contact information (phone number and email)
- Business information, if applicable
Step 2 – Describe the Firearm(s) Being Sold
Include the details of the firearm being transferred.
The description should include the following:
- Serial number
- Make and model
- Accessories and customizations
- Present condition
Private sales are considered “as-is” by law unless the bill of sale states otherwise. If the sale is for a new item, or repairs or modifications are included, your document should reflect that.
Step 3 – Details of the Sale
Note the specifics of the transfer, including when it took place and the purchase price amount:
- Date of purchase
- Sale price
- Payment agreement (paid in full, down payment, installment payments)
- Date of transfer, if different than the date of purchase
Step 4 – Signatures and Notarization
Both parties should sign the bill of sale. If the weapon is an antique or a collector’s item, the parties may want to have the bill of sale notarized.
Oklahoma Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of an Oklahoma firearm bill of sale.