If you are an heir or heiress, Personal Representative, trustee or an executor of a will, trust or estate of a deceased individual that contains firearms, ammunition or firearms accessories you may be wondering what your next-step options are. The GunOutlet can help you legally navigate through the possession, transfer, sale or disposal options that are available to you.
As an heir or heiress, PR, Trustee or Executor you have a few options regarding the disposition of the firearms in the estate. Choices include:
- Transfer the firearm(s) into your possession
- Assuming the directives allow it, this would be you ‘disposing’ of the items out of the estate into your possession. A background check may or may not be required.
- Sell and then transfer possession of the items on your own
- It is legal for you to facilitate the sale of a firearm (accept payment) but a non-family member buyer is required to complete a background check before taking possession if the item.
- The GunOutlet is happy provide transfer services to within or out of the State of Colorado
- Sell the firearm(s) to The GunOutlet
- We may be interested in making you a fair offer on the items
- Hire The GunOutlet to sell the firearms(s) on your behalf
- The GunOutlet has experience working with the organization and sale of Estate collections and offers competitive consignment rates.
When is a background check required before taking possession of a firearm from an estate?
If you are an administrator of an estate or a trustee of a trust created by a will you may legally possess any firearms within the estate or trust.
If you are an heir or heiress and family-member of the deceased you may legally take possession of the firearms from the estate administrator.
If you are an heir or heiress but not a family-member of the deceased you are required to complete a background check before taking possession of any firearm. The GunOutlet is happy to provide the legal background check and transfer of possession.
The firearms in the estate are located outside of Colorado, how can I take possession of them?
If you are an heir or heiress and family-member of the deceased you may drive to the State, take possession, and transport them to Colorado. NOTE: You must comply with any Federal, State (that you enter) or Colorado law pertaining to the transport, possession and legality of ownership in Colorado for each item. (eg, you may not return to Colorado with a high capacity magazine)
If you are an heir or heiress , whether you are a family-member of the deceased or not, you may arrange to have the firearms shipped. The administrator or a family member may ship the firearm(s) provided they comply with shipping regulations and that the destination of the shipment is a Licensed Firearms dealer(you may not ship firearms directly to your residence). The GunOutlet is happy to provide the required background check and transfer.
Regardless of your particular situation The GunOutlet has experience in facilitating the disposal of firearms and related gear. Feel free to contact us with questions you may have.