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TheEngineer
05-02-2010, 6:27 AM
My Grandfather who lives in Florida wants to give me his stainless S&W .357 revolver (it doesn't have a model # stamped on it that he can see, just ".357 Magnum"). It sounds like an older 627 to me but I'm not sure, he's had it since the early '80s.

After talking to my local FFL, he reminded me that I needed to confirm whether or not the revolver was on the roster. I got the serial number from my Grandfather but I can't find a way to check it to see what model number it is. It's a 5-digit number starting in 73,XXX. Does anyone know of any resources? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

halifax
05-02-2010, 6:44 AM
Does not need to be on the roster.

Start here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=137527

Librarian
05-02-2010, 6:45 AM
Grandfather to grandson is an intrafamilial transfer, and those are exempt from the Roster. See link 1 (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Transferring_Firearms_Among_Some_Family_Members).

However, FL to CA is interstate, so you do need to get the revolver to a CA FFL and to the transfer. See link 2 (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Transferring_firearms_Interstate)

littlejake
05-02-2010, 6:49 AM
My Grandfather who lives in Florida wants to give me his stainless S&W .357 revolver (it doesn't have a model # stamped on it that he can see, just ".357 Magnum"). It sounds like an older 627 to me but I'm not sure, he's had it since the early '80s.

After talking to my local FFL, he reminded me that I needed to confirm whether or not the revolver was on the roster. I got the serial number from my Grandfather but I can't find a way to check it to see what model number it is. It's a 5-digit number starting in 73,XXX. Does anyone know of any resources? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

From the form of the serial number, it is certainly an older S&W. I think before the 600 series S&Ws. Possibly a model 66 -- although I feel even an M66 should have one letter in the SN that designates the frame size. Perhaps this is not a SS but a nickle plate.

If your grandfather lived in CA, as I assume you do, it could be transferred to you through an intrafamilial transfer that involves you sending in a form to CA DOJ.

The thing I don't know about is the crossing of state lines. Under the GCA of 1968, I believe that must involve an FFL at the receiving end. So, I do not have a complete answer for you.

SJgunguy24
05-02-2010, 6:53 AM
I would post this up in the FFL's forum and find out who in your area is willing to transfer this. It's 100% legit and is roster exempt.

TheEngineer
05-02-2010, 6:58 AM
Edit: I just saw SJgunguys's post, taking this to the FFL forum.

Thanks guys, good thing I asked. So should I not invest my time trying to demonstrate to this particular FFL that the roster is not applicable in this case and instead find someone who is aware of that fact?

I've always noticed that the willingness of an FFL to do something deteriorated pretty quickly when you start showing them the relevant sections of the PC, implying they don't know what they're talking about. Any advice?

SJgunguy24
05-02-2010, 7:23 AM
Edit: I just saw SJgunguys's post, taking this to the FFL forum.

Thanks guys, good thing I asked. So should I not invest my time trying to demonstrate to this particular FFL that the roster is not applicable in this case and instead find someone who is aware of that fact?

I've always noticed that the willingness of an FFL to do something deteriorated pretty quickly when you start showing them the relevant sections of the PC, implying they don't know what they're talking about. Any advice?

Print out a copy of the law and take that in to them. Also, if you have at least a general location on your screen info, someone might be able to point you towards a FFL who can help.

kemasa
05-02-2010, 7:49 AM
There is a list of FFLs who have said that they will do this type of transfer:

http://http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=245735&highlight=Intrafamilial