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Sadly on the 27th of June my best friend and hunting buddy, my father, lost his long battle with ALS. In his will he left me all his hunting and fishing equipment plus his truck. I'm asking if anyone knows the legality of all his guns he left to me? Some obviously are registered to him as he bought them in the last few years. I've been told I must register them to myself which makes sense, but what about the guns he has that are unregistered? I certainly dont want "them" knowing about those guns. Anyone have any advice?
 

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Registered???

when did that come about??

Filling out forms to buy to have a Background check done, Yes, but when did PA become a Registered State??!!

If these are Pistols and you have a will stating that they have been left to you, THAT is all you need, the Will!

I went thru this with my Dad, 6 months before he died...he went directly to the County Sheriff and asked what he needed to do to transfer his 1 pistol over to me and his other pistol over to my 1 brother...sheriff told him, write a note for each pistol, Sign it, hand the pistol and note to your sons, DONE, Nothing Else needed to be done!


If they are Long Guns, USE THEM...Again, WHERE are they Registered in PA??!!

We have a Background check in PA, you buy a long gun or a pistol, you do a back ground check, if you have something in your back ground making it you can not have a long gun or a pistol, you do not get to buy it...Remember the Articles that the NRA was pushing to get the PSP to Distroy the paper work on firarm sales?


If you go to http://www.pafoa.org/ there is information telling about this and what needs to be done!
 

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If they are long guns you don't have to do a thing.
 

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Problem is alot of people are rather annoyed my dad left all his guns to his only son and have been filling my mom's head with all kinds of crap. I honestly didnt think I had to do anything but I thought it was better to be safe and look somewhat like a fool, or be sorry. Thanks for the reply Woody and John!
BTW they all all long guns except one pistol, a Smith and Wesson 44 magnum "zombie killer"
 

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Originally Posted By: TalonracerProblem is alot of people are rather annoyed my dad left all his guns to his only son and have been filling my mom's head with all kinds of crap. I honestly didnt think I had to do anything but I thought it was better to be safe and look somewhat like a fool, or be sorry. Thanks for the reply Woody and John!
BTW they all all long guns except one pistol, a Smith and Wesson 44 magnum "zombie killer"

I have 3 Brothers... 1 brother got Dad's 44 mag, I got Dad's .22 Pistol...1 Brother who wanted ALL Dad's Firarms, Decided After Dad Died to try and Fill Mom's Head with all kinds of Stupid things on the pistol issue...

He was telling Mom that if 1 of us went and committed a crime with 1 of the pistols Dad had GiveN to us before he died and only with a Hand Written note, that Seeing Mom was the Executive of the Estate, the Police would come back after her...

Mom wanted my Brother and I to go and have paper work filled out on the 2 pistols, We flat out REFUSED!
When Mom said she was giving this other brother all of Dad's long guns, We pushed her INFRONT of this Brother to take him to the County Sheriff and MAKE him fill out paper work...HE blew a cork about us saying that...

We simply said infront of him and Mom, Then Shut up about the pistol Issue, for Dad took care of EVERYTHING with them he Legally Had to do Before he died, you need to say not a word more about it...

Tell those who are filling your Mom's head with the Stupid Crap, To PRODUCE THE INFO THEY ARE SPEWING OR SHUT UP ABOUT IT!
 

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Provided you are not prohibited from owning a firearm, you need do nothing except take possession of the rifles, shotguns and handgun, provided those firearms are legal to possess in Pennsylvania...

Below is excerpted from Pa. Crimes Code Section 6111 (c):

(c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed
importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or
transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only
upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer,
dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall
follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the
seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not
apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
grandchild.


If any doubt, contact the PSP, citing the above reference..
 

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winchesterbob said:
Provided you are not prohibited from owning a firearm, you need do nothing except take possession of the rifles, shotguns and handgun, provided those firearms are legal to possess in Pennsylvania...

Below is excerpted from Pa. Crimes Code Section 6111 (c):

(c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed
importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or
transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only
upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer,
dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall
follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the
seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not
apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
grandchild.


If any doubt, contact the PSP, citing the above reference..
There it is. No speculation, no "I think".

They were legally owned by your dad, you have a will passing them to you, you're not prevented from owning firearms.

Sorry for the loss of your father. Oil down his guns, and go shoot them, while you remember the good times hunting together.
 

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Cold Bore said:
winchesterbob said:
Provided you are not prohibited from owning a firearm, you need do nothing except take possession of the rifles, shotguns and handgun, provided those firearms are legal to possess in Pennsylvania...

Below is excerpted from Pa. Crimes Code Section 6111 (c):

(c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed
importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or
transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only
upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer,
dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall
follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the
seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not
apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
grandchild.


If any doubt, contact the PSP, citing the above reference..
There it is. No speculation, no "I think".

They were legally owned by your dad, you have a will passing them to you, you're not prevented from owning firearms.

Sorry for the loss of your father. Oil down his guns, and go shoot them, while you remember the good times hunting together.
Yep what he said. You better go knock the dust off that zombie killer and ger her oiled nicely. When China calls the United States debt and by the time Bammy and the boys and girls in Washington are finished playing hide the salami with us tax payers--your gonna need er. Scary times are a comin.
 

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BrownTrout said:
Cold Bore said:
winchesterbob said:
Provided you are not prohibited from owning a firearm, you need do nothing except take possession of the rifles, shotguns and handgun, provided those firearms are legal to possess in Pennsylvania...

Below is excerpted from Pa. Crimes Code Section 6111 (c):

(c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed
importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or
transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only
upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer,
dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall
follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the
seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not
apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
grandchild.


If any doubt, contact the PSP, citing the above reference..
There it is. No speculation, no "I think".

They were legally owned by your dad, you have a will passing them to you, you're not prevented from owning firearms.

Sorry for the loss of your father. Oil down his guns, and go shoot them, while you remember the good times hunting together.
Yep what he said. You better go knock the dust off that zombie killer and ger her oiled nicely. When China calls the United States debt and by the time Bammy and the boys and girls in Washington are finished playing hide the salami with us tax payers--your gonna need er. Scary times are a comin.


I hate to say it but I agree with everything Browntrout just said.
 

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Thanks guys. BTW the guy who called it a "Zombie Killer" (Its a long barreled all stainless beauty) is a member here called Iron Arms and he's my closest friend. My dad was loved by alot of people and missed by all. Just before he died he bought a Stevens model 200 in .223 with a scope-even though he could no longer shoot. Why?? He told my mom "Brian needs this caliber-ammo is very easy to come by if times get tough" Yes he was an diehard patriot who was a veteran. He never complained about the disease for one second and died at home with dignity refusing any life extending measures. He knew when he couldn't hunt or shoot anymore it was time to go. BTW dad if you listening gonna get that .223 sighted in soon
 

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Talon, sorry for your loss, you saw what the other gentleman posted in pa you don't need to go fill out paperwork because your dad owned them legally and your legally allowed to posess them. As for the people putting crap in your mom's head, just from what you wrote you can tell your dad loved you, go enjoy his guns and make him proud. Your his son there not end of story.
 

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That applies to transfers of handguns.

Nothing is needed with transfers of long guns, as long as each party is legally allowed to possess them.
 

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Good to go.

The provisions of this section shall not
apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
grandchild.
 

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DennyF said:
Good to go.

The provisions of this section shall not
apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
grandchild.
Denny,

I think it is Confusing to some when they read it....

for it Does NOT say in Exact words... Transfer from Child to Parent

But does say Transfer from Parent to Child
 

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I'm fairly certain it applies to such transfers between the family relationships that are included in that section.
 
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