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.... And you'll find out who the little dog in my avatar is.
We don't sell firearms on this board, so don't post any "for sale" info, please.
That said, OH does not require registration of firearms. I'm not sure if you have to tell CA about anything, and after 18 years with nobody showing up at your front door to ask, I think you can forget about that.
Here in OH, you can sell a firearm to another individual who's also an OH resident by just doing your best to verify that he/she is an OH resident. A bill of sale is a good idea, and looking at a driver's license and/or CHL is also good, but to be honest, nothing at all that's "concrete" is required. My personal view here is to NOT do this unless you already know the buyer.
You can sell the gun to any licensed dealer (i.e., "Fred's Gun Shop"), although your return may be slightly smaller. He will background the buyer, but by then it's out of your hands entirely. (I once blew a chance to grab an old S&W Chief's Special - a gal came into my local gun pusher's place trying to get a quote on having him buy it, and when she decided not to go with the offer, I could have followed her out into the parking lot and offered a bit more.)
OR, you can find a local dealer that'll background the buyer and let him handle the paperwork. It's essentially the same as selling the gun to the dealer first, but all he sees is his fee - maybe $35. Again, you're out of the loop.
That said, if you have the gun, you may just decide that you really want it.... You can legally open-carry it, although the rules for transporting it in a vehicle are silly, or possibly qualify for a CHL, which has equally silly restrictions, but they're a lot better. And, if you've got the money - maybe $150 as a good start - you don't have to be Diane Finestein (or however it's spelled) to qualify. (There are legal issues in qualification, but nothing like you'd find in CA.)
Usually, somebody will come along and correct me
.... I keep telling them that I'm infallible, but can't seem to get that across.
DO see if you can find a local range and somebody to walk you through it - you may find that it's fun, even if you're not interested in the "self defense" aspects. Might as well shoot it....
In my case, I've been carrying 24/7 for something like 45 years. Started out as a rent-a-cop (come to think of it, I still am, although "semi-retired" may not indicate how retired I really am), and later shifted to what we called "Affirmative Defense" carry when the City PD pulled all of the rental commissions. (I won't even start to define that, but it's gone now.) In 2004, I had to get a CHL, and hadn't been on the range for quite a while. They wouldn't accept my OH "Police Academy" training - 1967 was kinda too old
- so I had to take the course. When I got to the "range time" part, and had to actually shoot, I popped off my first round and remembered how much fun I'd been missing. Ten years later, I'm on the range about once a week, and loving it.