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.
There are no documents required for the private sale of firearms in Oklahoma.
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)
State permit to purchase: No
Registration of firearm: No
License to own: No
Assault weapon law: No
Magazine capacity restriction: No
Permit for concealed carry: No
Permit for open carry: No
How to Sell a Firearm Privately
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)
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.
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))
Firearm Inheritance Laws
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.
Oklahoma does not require any record-keeping for firearms sales or background checks.
Concealed Carry Permit
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
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.
Step 1 – Get Trained
Step 2 – Complete Application
Obtain and complete an application in person or by mail from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation or your local sheriff’s department.
Step 3 – Take Photos
Attach two passport-style photographs.
Step 4 – Show Documentation of Training
Attach a certificate or proof of your firearms safety training course.
Step 5 – Submit Application
Bring your application in person to your local sheriff’s department. Do not sign the application until you are in the presence of the sheriff’s office representative.
Step 6 – Get Fingerprinted
Submit fingerprints to the sheriff’s office.
Step 7 – Pay Fees
All applicants must pay the $100.00 processing fee (current as of June 2023).
Step 8 – Wait for Approval or Denial
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will approve or deny the application within sixty (60) to ninety (90) days of receiving it from the sheriff.
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 per OK Stat § 21-1290.26.
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
Oklahoma Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of an Oklahoma firearm bill of sale.