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dangerranger
08-18-2012, 7:38 PM
My dad recently passed, and in his things Ive found several handguns, and parts of guns. [a couple of 1911 frames]. when I take possession of these what should I expect to have to do?

I'm sure he had no paper trail as he got them when his dad passed [early 70s]

My HSC has no expiration date. I'm guessing that later ones do expire. Will I need a new one?
After that there's a form to fill out, and fees to pay for each gun. But do I have to bring these in to have them checked? And will I need to file a copy of his Death Certificate? Has any one else been through this recently? Thanks DR

Ed_Hazard
08-18-2012, 7:40 PM
Read this,

http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Transferring_Firearms_Among_Some_Family_Members

G-forceJunkie
08-18-2012, 7:54 PM
This is not a parent to child transfer, the father is dead. It sounds like the executor of his estate is transfering them to him. I don't think any paperwork is required. If you wanted to register the pistols, use this form and mail it in:
http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/oplaw.pdf
http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Inheriting_firearms,_both_within_California_and_In terstate

dangerranger
08-18-2012, 8:42 PM
This is not a parent to child transfer, the father is dead. It sounds like the executor of his estate is transfering them to him. I don't think any paperwork is required. If you wanted to register the pistols, use this form and mail it in:
http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/oplaw.pdf
http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Inheriting_firearms,_both_within_California_and_In terstate

Thanks! the forms had the info I needed. And when I dug out my HSC I see it does expire. So Ill need a new one to complete the form. DR

Librarian
08-19-2012, 1:24 AM
This is not a parent to child transfer, the father is dead. It sounds like the executor of his estate is transfering them to him. I don't think any paperwork is required. If you wanted to register the pistols, use this form and mail it in:
http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/oplaw.pdf
http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Inheriting_firearms,_both_within_California_and_In terstate

There's no 'if you wanted to' - CA requires the OPLAW form for inherited handguns.

dangerranger
08-19-2012, 6:50 AM
There's no 'if you wanted to' - CA requires the OPLAW form for inherited handguns.

Yes I got that.

Some of these guns will be given to my sons. Is there any timeline before I can do that? Or can all the paperwork go in the same envelope?

Thanks, DR

p7m8jg
08-19-2012, 7:17 AM
I'd do the inheritance first.

Get the response from DOJ and then transfer whatever you want to your kids.

Cleaner that way, IMHO. Less chance of DOJ screwing up the order of things.

morrcarr67
08-19-2012, 7:34 AM
I'd do the inheritance first.

Get the response from DOJ and then transfer whatever you want to your kids.

Cleaner that way, IMHO. Less chance of DOJ screwing up the order of things.

:confused:

These guns are the "inheritance".

The Executor of the Estate if no Will is there could decide who gets the guns. It could be anyone they want so long as none of the Heirs contest who they are given to.

That means the Executor could give them to the OP's kids and all they would have to do is fill out the OpLaw form for the guns they received.

dangerranger
08-19-2012, 4:40 PM
I am the executor, My Sis was happy with more cash and less stuff! DR

morrcarr67
08-19-2012, 4:45 PM
I am the executor, My Sis was happy with more cash and less stuff! DR

Cool.

BTW, Sorry for your lost.

dangerranger
08-19-2012, 9:26 PM
Cool.

BTW, Sorry for your lost.

Thanks, He lived to be 86. He was in his own home till he passed. He would have hated it any other way. DR