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Old 11-12-2018, 3:43 PM
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Default How to dros a pistol already in possession?

I have someone asking how to go about transferring a pistol to them which was acquired numerous years ago without a proper dros/transfer. The previous owner is no where to be found and the current owner just wants to make things legal/right with the laws. Any help appreciated!
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Old 11-12-2018, 3:57 PM
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Not an FFL, nor have I ever played one on a TV soap opera.

Sounds like time for a VOLREG.
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Old 11-12-2018, 9:45 PM
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I have someone asking how to go about transferring a pistol to them which was acquired numerous years ago without a proper dros/transfer. The previous owner is no where to be found and the current owner just wants to make things legal/right with the laws. Any help appreciated!
What does "numerous years ago" turn out to mean?

If it was before 1991, no paper was required for a transfer; it's entirely legal to own and use guns not known to the state, so in that case nothing needs to be done.
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Old 11-13-2018, 7:34 AM
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What does "numerous years ago" turn out to mean?

If it was before 1991, no paper was required for a transfer; it's entirely legal to own and use guns not known to the state, so in that case nothing needs to be done.

Thank you sir. It was acquired after 1991.
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Try a volreg, but if off roster might be a problem.

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Thank you sir. It was acquired after 1991.
You meant prior to 1991?
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Thank you sir. It was acquired after 1991.
OK.

Why - for what specific purpose - does the current owner want his ownership recorded?

For example, if he were to get CCW, and want to carry that gun, a lot of issuing agencies want the gun explicitly registered to the CCW holder. In that case, the suggested VOLREG works.

Transfer 'without benefit of FFL' is a misdemeanor (PC 26500); most misdemeanors have a statute of limitations of 3 years, and this one has not been designated as a 'continuing offense'; if 'numerous years ago' is greater than 3, that crime is very likely to be unprosecutable.
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Old 11-14-2018, 9:54 AM
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OK.

Why - for what specific purpose - does the current owner want his ownership recorded?

For example, if he were to get CCW, and want to carry that gun, a lot of issuing agencies want the gun explicitly registered to the CCW holder. In that case, the suggested VOLREG works.

Transfer 'without benefit of FFL' is a misdemeanor (PC 26500); most misdemeanors have a statute of limitations of 3 years, and this one has not been designated as a 'continuing offense'; if 'numerous years ago' is greater than 3, that crime is very likely to be unprosecutable.
I appreciate all your help! It looks like he just wants everything to be legal. We’ll go with the Volreg as it seems most appropriate.
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