Used Weapons: It has become a widespread practice given that the media spread every thought to the four winds, even the desire to sell a weapon, and negotiations between individuals are on the agenda.
di Emmanuel Tabasso
The reports of purchases and sales are increasingly frequent and distributed on various channels ranging from the very simple word of mouth to specialized magazines, both on paper and on the web. It is therefore logical that many private individuals resolve the exchange of used weapons, dealing directly with quotation and delivery. In Italy, a private individual is not authorized to ship such merchandise and therefore we must arrange for a meeting during which the object of desire materially changes hands. It happened to us again just over a month ago thanks to a collector friend who had found himself a double in caliber and wanted to monetize the most. In short, it almost seems to go back to the time of the stickers: this "celo" this is missing, where the strange word is the written transposition of a correct I have it, but more pregnant and pronounced with that little sufficiency, never malevolent, which is more an inner complacency than an externalization of possession.
It seems superfluous to mention how to conduct the negotiation based primarily on mutual trust while the seller reports the state of the weapon used over the phone or via email: the visa and liked usually remains the appropriate formula, unless a moratorium is agreed during which to carry out the tests. of shooting following which to define the change of ownership. Today the time within which to report possession of the weapon is 72 hours and it is good to calculate this carefully considering any holidays or other matters that can make us fall into a very pernicious situation. It should also be noted that common firearms are not comfortable, so you can either buy them or not, moreover with prior authorization if the weapon will end up in the collection. Here we want to focus on the hunting or sports ones that are comfortable, therefore offering a little more breathing space for a possible tour in the shooting range.
Weapons Used: We are therefore in a suitable place where the exhibition of a rifle does not arouse annoyance or alarm, preferably if the appointment is at a compliant armory where the thing falls within the most classic regularity.
Usually the seller has taken care to collect from the office where he reported the weapon (Carabinieri or Police) the appropriate pre-printed on which one of the two contractors, usually the one with beautiful handwriting, reports all the data of the weapon, brand, model, caliber and serial number, checking them at the same time on the seller's current complaint: a photocopy of this document is issued to the buyer, and it is sufficient even with the sole highlighting of the item of interest, obscuring the more if you do not want to show too much around the breadth of its collection.
The seller will take care of the accuracy and validity of the purchase title, Port of Rifle, Port of Defense Arms, Sports Port, checking the payment deadlines without which the document loses its value. At the end, the two copies of the printout are countersigned and one will be used as a discharge for the seller and as a document of origin of the firearm for the buyer. The practice ends with the report to the local office (Police or Carabinieri) attaching a copy of the drafted sheet and the report of the previous owner.
If you have gone on trust and on your nose, then you will wait for the topical moment of the field test and when it is ascertained that that rifle breaks the targets in an extraordinary way, it comes to our eye as if they had made it on our measurements, or on that rifled rifle the old optic that we had there unpaired waiting for a desired wedding, it goes that it is a marvel and the whole closes the three shots in the middle MOA even at 300 m, here is that the joy pervades us and we celebrate by remembering how the difference between children and adults often lies in the cost of toys.
Which is no longer so true nowadays.
I have heard that if a private individual makes too many sales / acquisitions, he risks being investigated.
Do you find it true?
Thanks so much.
Hello, I do not know what you mean by too many arms transfers, however we do not know that we can be investigated if arms are transferred between private individuals, as required by the rules on the transfer of sporting and hunting weapons.
Hi, with regard to the sale of the weapon, must the transferor and buyer sign in a CC station or police station, or can you sign there in private and then present it at a later time? Thanks..
Hi, the transfer of the weapon can be done safely in private by means of writing (obviously the valid requirements); then promptly you must go to the CC or the Weapons Office of the Police Headquarters to which you belong for the necessary bureaucratic formalities. However it is a very simple operation.
Good morning ,
I wanted to know, if buying a gun from a private person who lives in Rome, I live in Salerno with a regular firearm license for sporting use, do I need authorizations for the transport of the weapon from Rome to Salerno?
Hello, to carry the weapon from one place to another after a regular purchase, you do not need special authorizations, you just need to have the firearm license with you and a regular firearm transfer document. Obviously it will be your responsibility as soon as you arrive at your destination to make the appropriate declarations at the Weapons Office of the police station of residence. Good day. The staff.
good evening, I would like to know to sell a long gun as a private individual, in a country of the European community (AUSTRIA) what would I need? and how can the sale take place? thank you and good evening
Hello, for the transfer of a weapon from private to private it is necessary to have the requisites and make a private agreement between the transferor and the buyer and then register everything at the Weapons Office of the Police Headquarters. We remind you that in Italy between private individuals the free transfer is allowed (on the private writing it must be specified free of charge) and not the sale of a weapon. As for the sale beyond the state borders, we recommend that you contact your trusted armory.
Good evening, can I receive a regularly held firearm if the rifle holder for hunting use has been withdrawn from the owner but I have a regular firearm holder for hunting use? A thousand thanks
I found this treatment absolutely interesting and I received all the explanations of the case in a clear and exhaustive way. I'm a 78-year-old former hunter and I don't want to take my hunting rifles that are still in perfect condition to scrap. I own shotguns in perfect order; all duly reported to the Carabinieri and the Caserta Police Headquarters. I would like to find a buyer who satisfies all the legal requirements to whom I can sell these (interesting) rifles by private negotiation and at a preferential price and certainly not at market price.
I am selling two Frankie shotguns a 58 gauge 12 condor and a Frankie shotgun 20 gauge if anyone is interested you can call me on 388 86 59 341