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wyatt.smith
06-05-2011, 8:48 PM
Several years ago, my grandfather passed away, he had owned two revolvers, given to my family, and a gun case full of rifles and shotguns, now in my aunt's possession.
The question is he didn't actually have the items listed in his will, they have just become gifts from my grandmother. So the guns are still registered in my grandfather's name. How can we get ownership and registration to my father's name (I am only 17)?

tony270
06-05-2011, 9:18 PM
Check out this link Youngman.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=215112

Librarian
06-05-2011, 9:20 PM
Several years ago, my grandfather passed away, he had owned two revolvers, given to my family, and a gun case full of rifles and shotguns, now in my aunt's possession.
The question is he didn't actually have the items listed in his will, they have just become gifts from my grandmother. So the guns are still registered in my grandfather's name. How can we get ownership and registration to my father's name (I am only 17)?

Is everyone a resident of California?

If yes, grandmother gives handguns to her son, son files this form - http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf - with $19 total for all the handguns listed on the form.

Son has to have the HSC.

Long guns? All in CA: "Here, son, take your dad's guns." "Thanks, mom." Done.

See http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Transferring_Firearms_Among_Some_Family_Members.

If one party is NOT a resident of CA, then there are complications - see http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Transferring_firearms_Interstate

osokne
06-06-2011, 3:43 PM
If this has been addressed elsewhere, please link me in the right direction...

Similar question, but it would be between my Father-In-Law and myself. I'm guessing this would technically fall under "Interfamilial" and be subject to those rules? (Differing Surnames)

Would it just be easier that he leave them to his stepdaughter (my wife), who now has my Surname? Or would that make any difference?

wyatt.smith
06-06-2011, 11:00 PM
All parties are California residents. My mother is the blood link to my grandmother, so my dad is actually the son-in-law.
As for the long guns, that's great news! I'll definitely see if my aunt would part ways with them, I'm sure my grandpa would want them to go to somebody who's going to use them and not just let them rot in a case!

Librarian
06-06-2011, 11:19 PM
All parties are California residents. My mother is the blood link to my grandmother, so my dad is actually the son-in-law.
As for the long guns, that's great news! I'll definitely see if my aunt would part ways with them, I'm sure my grandpa would want them to go to somebody who's going to use them and not just let them rot in a case!

Then, to use the intrafamilial route, the guns need to go to your Mom, but same deal. If Mom then wants to give them to you - or Gran wants to give them to you directly - that works. (Have to be 18 for the handguns, but no age limit on the long guns.)

Librarian
06-06-2011, 11:23 PM
If this has been addressed elsewhere, please link me in the right direction...

Similar question, but it would be between my Father-In-Law and myself. I'm guessing this would technically fall under "Interfamilial" and be subject to those rules? (Differing Surnames)

Would it just be easier that he leave them to his stepdaughter (my wife), who now has my Surname? Or would that make any difference?

You have a complicated set-up.

The intrafamilial thing works through blood-relatives, so far as we can tell - but that's an issue only if the transfer is a gift.

If the donor passes on, he/she can leave them to any beneficiary he/she likes. See http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Inheriting_firearms%2C_both_within_California_and_ Interstate