Procedure for transfer of arms after the owners demise..

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Procedure for transfer of arms after the owners demise..

Post by sat » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:30 pm

What is the procedure for transfer/sale of arms after the owners demise..

I gather the arms can be deposited with a arms dealer. Any detail about this rule/law would be helpfull.

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Post by piyushpdsingh » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:19 am

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You have to deposit arms at shop/local ps and dependant/family member has to apply for a license it will be the same process as a new license but authorities genrally grant lcense in these cases.
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Post by tutsamewasa » Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:25 pm

Hi,

In my case after my father's death I had deposited the arms at MalKhana at police station that I will not suggest any body who loves their weapon. I was simply crying when I got back weapons from Malkhana as the condition was worst enough to leave me crying. How ever even I had to take a written letter from the Tahsildar to get the arms deposited as police was not accepting it. Well when I had got my license in my hand the District collector asked me where are the weapons I said I had deposited it to Police station, his simple reaction was there was no need to deposit.

Well it depends on officer to officer as well but no body will ask you. So my advise is if one is willing to keep the weapon and had applied the license then let the weapon be resting at your home untill some office ask you to deposite any where. Even in that case NO POLICE STATION PLEASE.

If you want to sell the weapon then you might need to deposit it and get the sell permit which again would require the death certificate, successor certificate and NOC from all memebrs in successor list.

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Post by monty3006 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:27 am

A quick note to add there. You have only one year to get the license after which period the licensing authorities can confiscate/forfeit after a notice to the next of kin.

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Re: Procedure for transfer of arms after the owners demise..

Post by penpusher » Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:51 pm

his simple reaction was there was no need to deposit.
Ignorant fool
So my advise is if one is willing to keep the weapon and had applied the license then let the weapon be resting at your home untill some office ask you to deposite any where

Or untill you get thrown into jail for being in illegal posession of a firearm
NO POLICE STATION PLEASE
Or if you have to,fill it up with grease and do check up from time to time,especially during monsoons.Try to get the armorer to take special care of your weapon.

To answer the original question:-

Immediately after the death of a licensee, the weapon along with all ammo has to be deposited with a licensed arms dealer or the nearest police station.Usually no permission of the licensing authority is required but it may be so in some states.This is so, incase the license is no longer valid or the weapon has not been deposited at the time of the death of the licensee. Do retain the receipt of the arms and ammo deposited and try to keep the license of the deceased.There after the legal heir applies for a license.Attaching the death certificate of the deceased,will, if any along with the affidavits of other legal heirs,ensures that the process of obtaining the license is smooth.After the license has been issued,the licensee then applies to the licensing authority for releasing the weapon on his license.The licensing authority then sends tha application for the verification of the legal heirs to the Tehsildar.On obtaining the report of the Tehsildar and in case other legal heirs have no objection, then the licensing authority issues an order for the weapon to be released on the license of the applicant.The applicant then gets the weapon along with the ammo from where it had been deposited.There after the licensee gets the weapon and the ammo endorsed on his license from the licensing authority. In case the legal heir wishes to sell the weapon, then he seeks permission to sell the weapon and ammo to a licensee or arms dealer and after the sale gives intimation to the licensing authority about the sale of the weapon.This is after the verification from the Tehsildar and NOC from other legal heirs, if any.

There is no verification required if the Will is a registered one or incase there is a Court order about the legal heirs of the deceased in favour of the applicant.

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Re: Procedure for transfer of arms after the owners demise..

Post by girishkumarrao » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:19 pm

I have deposited the gun at gun house after death of my father. It has been 10 years but I never received any notice from state govt regarding confiscate/forfeit or anything else.

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Re: Procedure for transfer of arms after the owners demise..

Post by Kamal_a » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:15 am

I will highly appreciate , any guidance or assistance, My father passed away this year, he had a revolver license which he had submitted but while we were checking the belongings we found that there are some bullets and the original license of the Revolver is still present in the house, Now Please pardon my ignorance , I have no clue what needs to be done next , during the time while submitting the revolver does the bullet also had to submitted or do one needs to submit it individually , if yes then where do I need to submit it

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Re: Procedure for transfer of arms after the owners demise..

Post by Vineet » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:46 pm

Kamal_a wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:15 am
I will highly appreciate , any guidance or assistance, My father passed away this year, he had a revolver license which he had submitted but while we were checking the belongings we found that there are some bullets and the original license of the Revolver is still present in the house, Now Please pardon my ignorance , I have no clue what needs to be done next , during the time while submitting the revolver does the bullet also had to submitted or do one needs to submit it individually , if yes then where do I need to submit it
You can deposit the ammo at the same place where you deposited the revolver. The gun shop owner or the police, depending on where you deposited the revolver, can add the ammo on the same receipt which they gave you for revolver.
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