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My Grandmother gave me a pistol that was my grandfathers. He pasted away some time ago. My question is how do I get it registered in my name. He purchaced it back in the 60s. Im not sure it was ever registered. Most likely it was. But if not, how would that work. By the way, I do live in California. Is there a one time Grandparent passing down of a gun law? If so how does that help me? Any chance that the ten day wait is not needed? Any advice or feed back would be great.
 

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If I were you, I wouldn't register it at all. Why bother? It's been in your family this long, unless you plan to sell it someday, it's yours, not the state's.
Of course, that's just my opinion, I'm not a lawyer, YMMV etc.
But go here and do some research, should get you an answer.
http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/index.html
 

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Meka,

I thought you told me that your Grandfather sold you that gun before the laws changed? so why do you need to run through all that bureaucratic paperwork now?
 

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In California, it is legal for a grandparent to give a grandchild a handgun without transferring it through a dealer. If the pistol was bought in California in the 60's, it should not be registered unless your grandfather voluntarily registered it.

If you want to register the pistol, go to the California DOJ Firearms web site and download a firearm registration form, fill it out, and send it along with $14.00 to the California DOJ.

You must be legally eligible to posses the handgun.

See the Link: http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/forms/pdf/volreg.pdf
 

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My rule of thumb: whenever legally possible, avoid any paperwork that informs the government that you own a gun. What they don't know won't hurt anybody.
 
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