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Rampos
02-02-2009, 7:48 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but a good friend of mine wants to know how to legally transfer his late fathers Colt. Problem is he has no paperwork and is not even sure if the gun was registered previously. Looking for ideas/suggestions about how to get this done (if its even possible).

Thanks.

Mssr. Eleganté
02-02-2009, 7:54 PM
Are you saying that your friend owns the gun now and he wants to transfer it to somebody else?

Or is your friend trying to take ownership of the gun from his father's estate?

Rampos
02-02-2009, 7:59 PM
My bad, I didn't make it clear. He is trying to take ownership.

Mssr. Eleganté
02-02-2009, 8:01 PM
My bad, I didn't make it clear. He is trying to take ownership.

Who has the gun now and what State do they live in?

Does your friend live in California?

Rampos
02-02-2009, 8:12 PM
It's with another family member. It is currently and always has been( to his knowledge) in California.

Rampos
02-02-2009, 8:14 PM
Thanx. uxo2.:thumbsup:

domokun
02-02-2009, 8:18 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but a good friend of mine wants to know how to legally transfer his late fathers Colt. Problem is he has no paperwork and is not even sure if the gun was registered previously. Looking for ideas/suggestions about how to get this done (if its even possible).

Thanks.

Colt handgun or Colt rifle? If it's a Colt rifle, what make and model does it say on the receiver (the part with the serial number on it).

Rampos
02-02-2009, 8:19 PM
This is a handgun.

Mssr. Eleganté
02-02-2009, 8:27 PM
It's with another family member. It is currently and always has been( to his knowledge) in California.

The executor of his father's estate can just give the handgun to your friend. Your friend would then just register the gun to himself via the Operation of Law/Intrafamilial Handgun Transfer form that he can download off of CalDOJ's web site.

The fact that the gun was never registered before doesn't matter at all.

uxo2
02-02-2009, 8:29 PM
The executor of his father's estate can just give the handgun to your friend. Your friend would then just register the gun to himself via the Operation of Law/Intrafamilial Handgun Transfer form that he can download off of CalDOJ's web site.

The fact that the gun was never registered before doesn't matter at all.



What he said and a Money order for $19.00

Your welcome Rampos

Rampos
02-02-2009, 8:41 PM
Thank you all for your input, very helpful. Got the PDF and printed, now i'll have a new range buddy. Awsome!

gunboat
02-03-2009, 12:37 AM
If it is not registered - why bother - just take it home -

nwnguy
02-03-2009, 9:12 AM
If it is not registered - why bother - just take it home -

Because that would be illegal? :rolleyes:

dondo
02-03-2009, 9:17 AM
I like stories with happy endings, like this one.

gunboat
02-03-2009, 11:49 AM
nwnguy --- but who would know?

Army
02-03-2009, 2:41 PM
Because that would be illegal? :rolleyes:

Not if his Dad gave it to him 20 years ago.....jus' sayin

Matt C
02-03-2009, 2:43 PM
Not if his Dad gave it to him 20 years ago.....jus' sayin

I was about to say, are you sure his dad didn't give it to him 20 years ago? Because then nothing would have to be done or have been done.

leitung
02-03-2009, 4:35 PM
Not if his Dad gave it to him 20 years ago.....jus' sayin

True dat, I wouldn't risk it as I never seem to get away with any sneaky business. Plus, I'd like to keep my law abiding gun owner status.:D

gunboat
02-03-2009, 4:42 PM
To each his own -- but --- a non- registered gun can not be confiscated - Perhaps a bit of paranoia there --

uxo2
02-03-2009, 6:08 PM
To each his own -- but --- a non- registered gun can not be confiscated - Perhaps a bit of paranoia there --


really...I call BS on that...

giarcpnw
02-03-2009, 6:10 PM
Yeah, but if he protects his home with it it will come up an "unregistered" handgun. Then the legal fun begins costing Rampos a whole lot of money.

19 bucks and it's his.

I presume if they ever start confiscating guns in this state most of us will high tail it to the border of utah, nevada, or Arizona and rent a storage space. Or start burying things in the back yard.

mikeylikesit106
02-03-2009, 6:58 PM
Does he need an HSC when he takes possession of the handgun?

gunboat
02-03-2009, 7:21 PM
Lots of handguns are legally unregistered in the state of california -- Why would it be a problem ?

Mssr. Eleganté
02-03-2009, 8:34 PM
Does he need an HSC when he takes possession of the handgun?

Yes he does.

Thanks for reminding us. I forgot to include that bit of information above.