Pardon me if there is an easy answer to this on the net, but I didn't find one. And searching for "washington" gun topics on google typically just gives you a lot of stuff about DC. I've got a buddy who has helped me more than I can imagine with building projects. Helped me re-do a kitchen. helped me build a home office in the shop, and now that he's got a couple weeks off, he's on me about putting a second story "storage loft" in my shop before baby #2 shows up. He knows how much it stresses my wife out to have so little storage space in our house and this would help a ton. And yet, he won't let me actually hire him for any of this. In short he's a great friend and I'd like to do something cool for him. He's been talking about picking up one of those mosin nagant surplus rifles for a project. And I know he's been wanting a plinker .22 pistol like the Walther P22 or Buckmark that we've been debating in my other thread. So I'm wondering if it's legal for me to buy a gun and give it to someone. Is it different or easier for a handgun vs a long gun? Should I just forget about it and buy him a nice bottle of scotch instead?