View Full Version : importing collector guns to CA??

Hank Dodge
03-03-2010, 8:08 PM
I've got a buddy who really wants to find a 1950's vintage Colt 1911. He was unaware of the CA Approved Handguns regulation in place now. Could a vintage 1911 be transfered into the state legally based on the collector status of such a gun? It has been my understanding that if it's not on the list, then it can not be brought into the state. Am I wrong?

Thanks for any input.

03-03-2010, 8:56 PM
If the 1911 he wants to transfer to CA was manufactured in 1959 or older, it is classified as a C&R and is exempt from the Handgun Safety Roster. So yes, any pistol over 50 years is good to go.