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    inheriting a gun.......

    I am from michigan and I just found out that I am inheriting my great grandfathers hand gun. My grandmother was born in 1917 so I am guessing the gun is from the late 1800's. I don't know much about the gun yet (more to come, including pictures) but I was wondering about storage of the gun and if I have to register it or not. Obviously I am not going to be shooting it, but I want to be legal in owning it.
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    Our MI members should be able to give you local info but AFAIK if this gun is purely for ''the collection'' and not for carry then all should be good.

    Let's see a pic later if possible - love to see the old stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Our MI members should be able to give you local info but AFAIK if this gun is purely for ''the collection'' and not for carry then all should be good.

    Let's see a pic later if possible - love to see the old stuff.
    what the heck is AKAIK?
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    Golfer; I think all pistols need to be registered in Mi. now, even black powder check with the State Police on this one.
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    AKAIK????

    I wrote AFAIK .......... ''as far as I know"

    Check out other acronyms here.
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    P95, thanks for posting the link to the acronyms. I've been checking out this site on a daily basis for several weeks now, and while I am able to figure out most of them, I still scratch my head on others. The list is a great reference source.

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    Yeah me too... thanks now I can actually understand, hahaha
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    Hopefully later on we'll manage to put that acronyms link up top so it is available for all - right now it has presented problems adding it.

    Indeed, there are some that puzzle folks!
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    Michigan

    Well, you cannot transport a firearm in Michigan unless it's registered.
    So technically (I guess) even getting it to your home so that you can store it might be a legal no-no.

    Here is the Michican State Police Web Site w/ many answers to specific questions.

    Click on "Firearms Registration" once you are on that page.

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    You're giving me cold chills. Lets hope that the gun is a first generation Colt single action !! If so, it might not be a good idea to store it in MI - it need sto come to Texas for safe-keeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    You're giving me cold chills. Lets hope that the gun is a first generation Colt single action !! If so, it might not be a good idea to store it in MI - it need sto come to Texas for safe-keeping.
    who knows, I am going to find out this weekend.... more to come. I can't wait
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    Makes me glad to live in a state that has no firearm registration.

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    I could be wrong, but once you inherit it you need to get a purchase permit. After that, you need to bring the gun into the cop shop to be registered within 10 days. I might be wrong, and you might want to look up heirloom gun laws, I think they differ some if the gun is non functioning

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Well, you cannot transport a firearm in Michigan unless it's registered.
    You cannot transport an unlicensed PISTOL in Michigan. Michigan does not have registration for long guns.

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    Pistols do need to be registered in MI.
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