New Hampshire Gun Bill of Sale
A New Hampshire gun bill of sale is a document that certifies that a weapon was sold following all applicable state and federal regulations in the state of New Hampshire. It contains personal details on the purchaser, vendor, and handgun. Although this form isn't necessary for firearm documentation in the state, it does give an extra veil of security for both parties. Notary authentication is strongly advised.

Trading a weapon in private

Any individual or entity that tries or concludes a firearm transaction without a legalized permit is guilty of a class B crime, according to NH Rev. Stat. 159:10.

Banned from purchasing

As stated in New Hampshire Revised Statutes 159:7:

  • A handgun, revolver, or any other weapons may not be sold, delivered, or otherwise transferred to an individual who has been convicted of a crime in any jurisdiction. A class B felony awaits anyone who breaches the restrictions of this section.

Getting a Weapon Registered

Privately owned weapons are not mandated to be registered in New Hampshire under state law.

Secret (Concealed) Weapon

Although concealed carry is permissible without a permit, the state does provide a Resident Pistol/Revolver Permit, which is mostly used for reciprocality with other states.

How to Request for a Resident Pistol License

To request a Resident Pistol/Revolver Permit, you must not be less than twenty-one years old.

Step 1: Fill out the Resident Pistol/Revolver Permit Request.

Step 2 – Send the request to the Department of State Police, Permits and Licensing Unit, Division of Safety, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301.


California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin do not have reciprocity agreements with New Hampshire, according to NH Rev. Stat. 159:6-d.