heirs and gun transfers


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steveno
February 27, 2013, 08:07 AM
I understand the guns can be transfered to heirs without any additional paperwork or having to get involved with a FFL. However in the will do the guns have to itemized by serial number or does "personal property" cover it?

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ID-shooting
February 27, 2013, 08:36 AM
Your best bet is to ask a local lawyer who specializes in wills.

That being said, I have been the reciever of guns from three different relatives' estates in the last few years. Not one was listed by make, model, or serial directly in the will. I would imagine though if you had more than one beneficiary it would help clear things up and settle any disagreements.

Sav .250
February 27, 2013, 09:30 AM
If there is a will,there must be a lawyer invloved. Ask him.

Bubbles
February 27, 2013, 10:10 AM
Title I: no paperwork required at the federal level, some states have their own restrictions if the heir happens to live somewhere like CA. The heir can travel to the executor or the executor can travel to the heir, even across state lines, and hand over the gun(s) without violating federal law, again, you need to check state law in the heir's state to make sure such a transfer comforms with state law.

Title II: the firearm will transfer tax-free on a Form 5 from decedent's estate to heir, check state laws to make sure the firearm is legal in the heir's state first.

Frank Ettin
February 27, 2013, 10:57 AM
There's also the question of state probate laws, especially if there's any disagreement about who gets what.

Too complex a question and too little information.

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