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Old August 28, 2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Shipping an inheritance gun

My uncle wants to ship my grandpa's old rifle to me, from CA to WA state. The gun is clearly C&R eligible, and I have a C&R license. Does he need a copy of my license to ship it or can he just box it up and send it, knowing that I can receive it?
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Old August 28, 2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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The title of your post says "inheritance."

Did you "inherit" the rifle? Meaning, were you named in your grandfather's will as the heir to whom the rifle was bequeathed? The answer to this question affects the answer to your question.
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Old August 28, 2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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No, my grandpa died in 1998,and my uncle has had it since then. He just recently decided that I should have it.
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Old August 28, 2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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Just Do It !!

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can he just box it up and send it, knowing that I can receive it?
Sounds like a good plan to me !! ......

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Old August 28, 2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Also, I'm positive it is C&R eligible, it is a 7.35 Terni Carcano.
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Old August 28, 2012, 12:49 PM   #6
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Pahoo, that's why I'm asking. I only have C&R experience from the receiving end, don't know if both ends need the license or just the receiver.
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Old August 28, 2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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There's no law stating he has to have a copy of your license, just that you have to have one. However, shippers may require proof that the recipient (you) have a FFL. To be on the safe side I'd send him a copy to take with him to the shipping depot... it may save him a trip and some annoyance.
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Old August 28, 2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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From the BATFE FAQ site:

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Q: To whom may an unlicensed person [i.e. the OP's uncle] transfer firearms under the GCA?

A person may sell a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his State, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may sell or transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(d), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]
Looks like the transfer is legal provided it is verified that the rifle is, indeed, a C&R firearm.

Just to be clear, though -- this is a transfer between two individuals, one of whom has a C&R license. This is NOT an inheritance situation.
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Old August 29, 2012, 05:59 AM   #9
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Thanks for the clarification.
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