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Maryland Gun Bill of Sale Form

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The Maryland Gun Bill of Sale is a legal document that is used between a dealer and individual or two private parties to prove that a firearm has been legally paid for an acquired. This document would also provide information with regard to the firearm being sold and purchased as well as the seller and buyer. This document must be notarized, therefore all signing parties should withhold their signatures until a notary public is present for witness.

Register a Firearm in Maryland

Any person who would like to purchase, transfer or even rent, a regulated firearm will be responsible to  complete a MSP 77R Application and Affidavit to purchase any regulated firearm. This will include any individuals acquiring a regulated firearm through a firearm dealer, private party sale, gift, or any person who chooses to voluntarily register any firearm shall complete a Maryland State Police Application and Affidavit to Purchase a Regulated Firearm.

Where to Register – No applicant may any longer, go in person to a State Police Department to apply to purchase a firearm, but must now go to any licenced firearm dealer to apply. The dealer will then forward the request to the State Police for processing. No mail containing documents to the State Police will be accepted.

Needed to Register – The following is needed to apply to purchase and possess a regulated weapon in Maryland

  • You will require a fingerprinted background check. Find a Finger Printing Location, closest to you – this must be completed before you will be allowed to apply
  • Photo Identification
  • Within 3 years prior to the submission of an HQL application, all applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory completion of a Firearms Safety Training Course. You must have a minimum of 4 hours of gun and safety training
  • First time fee for the application to purchase will be 50.00 and you must pay 20.00 for finger printing
  • If you are approved you will be contacted by U.S mail to the address you provide

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information – Seller and Buyer must enter the following :

  • The Seller –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Firearm Details – Provide the following:

  • Make
  • Type/Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial Number

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check any of the boxes that apply. Enter any additional information if requested:

  • If the first box is checked, the seller is only willing to accept monetary payment – Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Specify a date as to when the parties have agreed that payment will be made in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the date in which the document will be known as, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Should the parties agree that payment will be made on a later date, enter the date agreed upon in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other –If the parties have come to a different agreement, describe the terms of such an agreement (if extra room is needed feel free to add a sheet and attach it to the form
  • Check the box if the item(s) are being provided as a gift
  • The final box in this section will be pertaining to a direct trade between the seller and buyer. Provide a brief description of the conditions of the trade

Step 4 – Buyer’s Disclosure – The buyer must review all statements in this section. If in agreement and all signatories are present before a notary public, then the buyer may continue to enter their signature into the “Buyer’s Signature” line.

Step 5 – Seller’s Disclosure – The Seller must review all of the statements in this section. If the seller is in agreement and all signing parties are present before a notary public, then the buyer shall enter their signature into the “Seller’s Signature” line

Step 6 – Signatures – Once all of the signatories are present before a notary, each person must enter the following:

  • Date the signatures in dd/mm/yyyy format at the top of this section
  • The Seller –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • AND
  • Witness 1 – 
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • Witness 2 –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name

Step 7 –  Notarization – Once the notary public witnesses all signatures, the notary will then complete the remainder of the form, and shall affix  their state seal.

  • Make copies of the completed document to provide to all who’ve signed their name to the document, for their records
  • Give the original copy to the buyer

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