Transferring Ownership?


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Rhyno37
January 17, 2011, 10:08 PM
Since I've just turned 18, I want to transfer my rifles/shotguns from my parents names to mine, but have no clue what to do, or where to start for that matter. Then for the tricky part, when my grandpa passed away, I inherited some rifles. Since he is now deceased, how would I transfer those weapons?

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NavyLCDR
January 17, 2011, 10:20 PM
Do you have an FOID card?

Rhyno37
January 17, 2011, 11:29 PM
Sure do.

NavyLCDR
January 18, 2011, 12:13 AM
Then it seems to me like dad or mom has you sign a receipt for the guns and keeps it for 10 years:

65/3. Transfer of firearms; records;
exceptions

(b) Any person within this State who transfers
or causes to be transferred any firearm, stun
gun, or taser shall keep a record of such transfer
for a period of 10 years from the date of transfer.
Such record shall contain the date of the
transfer; the description, serial number or other
information identifying the firearm if no serial
number is available; and, if the transfer was
completed within this State, the transferee's
Firearm Owner's Identification Card number. On
or after January 1, 2006, the record shall contain
the date of application for transfer of the firearm.
On demand of a peace officer such transferor
shall produce for inspection such record of
transfer. If the transfer or sale took place at a
gun show, the record shall include the unique
identification number. Failure to record the
unique identification number is a petty offense.

65/12. Transfer of firearms upon death of
owner or incident to legal proceedings The
provisions of this Act shall not apply to the
passing or transfer of any firearm or firearm
ammunition upon the death of the owner thereof
to his heir or legatee or to the passing or transfer
of any firearm or firearm ammunition incident to
any legal proceeding or action until 60 days after
such passing or transfer.

NavyLCDR
January 18, 2011, 12:17 AM
Make sure 24 hours elapses between the actual transfer of the firearm and the "application for purchase" of the firearm (rifles):

5/24-3. Unlawful Sale of Firearms
(g) Delivers any firearm of a size which may
be concealed upon the person, incidental to a
sale, without withholding delivery of such firearm
for at least 72 hours after application for its
purchase has been made, or delivers any rifle,
shotgun or other long gun, or a stun gun or
taser, incidental to a sale, without withholding
delivery of such rifle, shotgun or other long gun,
or a stun gun or taser for at least 24 hours after
application for its purchase has been made.


Although the 24 hour wait may not matter since this is not a sale. But might as well put it on the receipt/bill of sale anyway just to be safe.

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