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Sacdan
07-12-2011, 3:13 PM
Hi Calgunners, I am new to here & have a question hoping someone may be able to help...
I have a mini 14 rifle that I acquired from a family member & I am not the registered owner. I would like to sell this rifle. What do I need to do to make sure I do not break any laws (witch seems to be easy in Ca)....

Thanks for any help & time!
Dan

Librarian
07-12-2011, 3:21 PM
Hi Calgunners, I am new to here & have a question hoping someone may be able to help...
I have a mini 14 rifle that I acquired from a family member & I am not the registered owner. I would like to sell this rifle. What do I need to do to make sure I do not break any laws (witch seems to be easy in Ca)....

Thanks for any help & time!
Dan

Let's assume that you got the rifle in some legal fashion. Since CA doesn't register long guns, that's what CA will do (but they'll run the serial number against their list of stolen guns).

First question - check against the 'assault weapons' flowchart - http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf - and be sure the rifle is not an 'aw'.

If NOT, then you can sell the gun PPT, no issues.

If it IS an 'aw', well, don't come back here and tell us (see http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Possession_of_UNregistered_California_%22assault_w eapons%22).

My impression is that most mini-14s are left in a non-'aw' configuration. No data, just an accumulated 'feeling' from what I've read.

Digital_Boy
07-12-2011, 3:23 PM
Unless the family member was a parent/grandparent or child/grandchild, you would need to DROS the rifle from them to you. Unless you inherited it, in which case that would have already occurred, assuming it's already in your possession.

duggan
07-12-2011, 3:25 PM
You mean "you know a guy that has a mini14 that he got from a family member and is not the registered owner" right? If it has been registered as an assault weapon you're basically hosed, it's a ton of paperwork for it to be put in your name, then the same ton of paperwork for you to sell it. My Dad recently asked the CADOJ about buying a registered AW Mini14, the DOJ agent told my Dad the steps involved to get it CA. compliant (paperwork, and some gunsmithing) and then stated it would take anywhere from 6 mos. to a year, unregistering an AW isn't a priority to them (CADOJ). Good luck! For reals good luck, not good luck like it'll never happen.

Sacdan
07-12-2011, 3:50 PM
Thank you all!!!
I new I would get some great advice here, but I didn't expect it so quick.
This website is awesome... Great place for people of the same interest!

I know what to do now. The rifle is brand new & hasn't been altered so it should not be on the aw chart but I am going to check for sure.

Thanks again all!!! Greatly appreciated.

Sacdan
07-12-2011, 4:16 PM
Let's assume that you got the rifle in some legal fashion. Since CA doesn't register long guns, that's what CA will do (but they'll run the serial number against their list of stolen guns).

First question - check against the 'assault weapons' flowchart - http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf - and be sure the rifle is not an 'aw'.

If NOT, then you can sell the gun PPT, no issues.

If it IS an 'aw', well, don't come back here and tell us (see http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Possession_of_UNregistered_California_%22assault_w eapons%22).

My impression is that most mini-14s are left in a non-'aw' configuration. No data, just an accumulated 'feeling' from what I've read.

Thanks Librarian!