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Posted: 3/13/2011 8:38:06 AM EST
Ok, this is kind of a strange question. I know someone who had a friend who recently passed away. This friend had several NFA items but apparently didn't do a good job of making provisions for their disposal after his death. The deceased person's sole heir is his son, who has a felony record and is prohibited from possessing firearms. I'm not 100% sure how accurate the facts are, but that's how it was told to me.

What's going to happen to the NFA items? Is there any way the son can transfer the items to someone who can legally own them, so they don't get confiscated? I would hate to see them taken by the ATF and melted down.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:48:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Ok, this is kind of a strange question. I know someone who had a friend who recently passed away. This friend had several NFA items but apparently didn't do a good job of making provisions for their disposal after his death. The deceased person's sole heir is his son, who has a felony record and is prohibited from possessing firearms. I'm not 100% sure how accurate the facts are, but that's how it was told to me.

What's going to happen to the NFA items? Is there any way the son can transfer the items to someone who can legally own them, so they don't get confiscated? I would hate to see them taken by the ATF and melted down.


Sure. The estate can transfer them on a Form 4 to anyone they choose. If the son were eligible to possess them, they'd transfer on a Form 5.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:20:36 AM EST
And that includes an outright sale to a total stranger so Sonny Boy can get the value of the guns instead of the guns themselves.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 12:14:34 PM EST
Thanks, that's a relief to hear. I don't know the heir in question but regardless of his status I'm glad to hear the guns won't need to be surrendered.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:11:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Thanks, that's a relief to hear. I don't know the heir in question but regardless of his status I'm glad to hear the guns won't need to be surrendered.


Well, as long as the wife/son/heir doesn't call the ATF and tell them to come and pick them up. They will be happy to do so, and melt them down after picking them up.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:25:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By damcv62:
Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Thanks, that's a relief to hear. I don't know the heir in question but regardless of his status I'm glad to hear the guns won't need to be surrendered.


Well, as long as the wife/son/heir doesn't call the ATF and tell them to come and pick them up. They will be happy to do so, and melt them down after picking them up.


Not too worried about that. From what I understand the son needs the money and understands he has some valuable items on his hands.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:48:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Originally Posted By damcv62:
Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Thanks, that's a relief to hear. I don't know the heir in question but regardless of his status I'm glad to hear the guns won't need to be surrendered.


Well, as long as the wife/son/heir doesn't call the ATF and tell them to come and pick them up. They will be happy to do so, and melt them down after picking them up.


Not too worried about that. From what I understand the son needs the money and understands he has some valuable items on his hands.



Then good luck.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:29:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Thanks, that's a relief to hear. I don't know the heir in question but regardless of his status I'm glad to hear the guns won't need to be surrendered.


Just dont let them put them on a Form 10. Thats bad news. Form 10 weapons stays on Form 10s forever!
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