How to Sell a Gun in New Hampshire

Map of New Hampshire

New Hampshire, like all states, has specific laws regulating the sale, possession, and use of firearms. While Granite State’s approach to firearm laws is considered minimalistic, it does maintain compliance with both federal and state laws. However, as selling a firearm in New Hampshire can have severe legal implications if mishandled, it is advisable to utilize a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer for such transactions and consult an attorney, or local and state law enforcement agencies before entering a trade.

Map of New Hampshire
Published On:
June 10, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

Is it legal to sell guns in New Hampshire?

Federal Law permits people to sell firearms privately without any record-keeping requirements as long as the private seller is not “engaged in the business” of selling firearms.

Can you buy a gun in New Hampshire without a license?

Yes, in New Hampshire, you can generally purchase a firearm without a license. The state does not require individuals to obtain a license or permit to purchase rifles, shotguns, or handguns.

How much is a handgun permit in New Hampshire?

The cost of the license is $10.00 and is valid for five years, expiring within the month of the license holder's birthday. 

Can someone from out of state sell a gun in New Hampshire?

Whenever a private individual, not a gun store, sells a firearm across state lines (meaning to a person who resides in another state), a federally licensed firearm dealer must be utilized in the buyer's state of residence to facilitate the transfer.

Do you need a federally-issued ID to buy a gun in New Hampshire?

Yes, if you want to buy a firearm in New Hampshire, you must show your ID.

What do you need to sell firearms in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, a private individual may sell a gun to another New Hampshire resident, so long as the seller either personally knows the buyer (and thereby has no reason to believe the person is prohibited possessing a gun), or the buyer has a license to carry in New Hampshire.

Does a gun bill of sale have to be notarized in New Hampshire?

A New Hampshire firearm bill of sale is a signed sales receipt for a gun that was bought in a private transaction. The document must be signed by both the buyer and the seller, and notarization is recommended.

What is the process to buy a gun in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire does not require a waiting period before finalizing a gun purchase. In accordance with federal law, licensed firearm dealers must conduct a background check on anyone who purchases a gun. For handgun sales, these checks are conducted by the New Hampshire Department of Safety.

What documents I need to buy a gun in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire has relatively permissive gun laws. There is no requirement for a permit to purchase a firearm. Any resident of legal age (at least 18 for long guns, and at least 21 for handguns) can buy a gun. However, federal law requires that if you are purchasing a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer, you will need to fill out a Form 4473 for a background check, which requires valid government-issued identification. 

Are New Hampshire gun laws strict?

New Hampshire has relatively permissive gun laws.

Does New Hampshire have a gun registry?

New Hampshire has no law requiring firearms to be registered. 

How much does it cost to transfer a gun in New Hampshire?

When a private individual, rather than a gun store, sells a firearm to someone residing in another state, the transfer must be facilitated by a federally licensed firearm dealer in the buyer's state of residence. The fees associated with this process can vary depending on the specific FFL (Federal Firearms License) involved.

Does New Hampshire allow private gun sales?

Yes you can sell a gun in New Hampshire, as a private individual you may sell a gun to another New Hampshire resident, so long as the seller either personally knows the buyer (and thereby has no reason to believe the person is prohibited possessing a gun), or the buyer has a license to carry in New Hampshire.

Can you gift someone a gun in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, it is generally legal to gift a firearm to another person, as long as that person is legally able to own a firearm.

Who can't own a gun in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire also prohibits any person who has been convicted of a felony against the person or property of another, or a felony under New Hampshire's Controlled Drug Act, or a similar law in another jurisdiction, from owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm.

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Note:

These laws are subject to change, so it's always best to check with a legal expert or your local law enforcement agency to ensure you have the most current information when selling or purchasing firearms in New Hampshire. Staying updated with the latest legislation not only helps you conduct transactions legally but also contributes to the overall safety and well-being of your community.

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