View Full Version : inherited guns ?

12-30-2009, 10:21 AM
If you inherit a gun and don't know if it was ever registered is there anything you could do to get the gun legally in your name? Since the previous owner is not here any more how do you complete the transfer if they were registered

thanks in advanced for any information on this

12-30-2009, 10:49 AM
The executor the deceased estate can do the transfer.

12-30-2009, 10:58 AM
Thanks for the reply I'll let my brother inlaw know he's the one that got the guns thanks
what if they were not registered

Research Monkey
01-01-2010, 9:33 PM
I'd like to know this as well for unregistered inherited firearms.

01-01-2010, 11:52 PM
doesn't matter if they were unregistered.

It is not illegal to possess an unregistered firearm in CA (except for AWs and NFA stuff).

just follow the rules when transfering the firearms to the recipient, doing a oplaw if a handgun between granparent, parent, child or grandchild, and having the executer do a PPT if the firearm is going to someone other than grandparetn, parent, child, or grandchild.

01-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Is there a time limit to transfer and what about on list or off list handguns?