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Hey All - I have a buddy here in NYS whose grandfather brought back a WWII Axis pistol. He's not sure what it is but he thinks its German or Japanese (it's amazing that some folks have no idea what their granddad did in WWII). His grandfather has passed away and his grandmother wants to give it to him. He knows that I'm into this stuff and he asked if he needs a NYS pistol permit to accept this. Of course his grandmother doesn't have one but that's not the point. My basic understanding of NYS is that anyone who owns a pistol needs a pistol permit. Is this correct or can he accept this legally without getting a NYS permit? He he ends up getting this I'll give it a good examination. Thanks - CC24
 

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Thanks Curly1 - that's what I thought. But let me see if I have this straight.
A WWII vet legally brings home a pistol and stores it in his attic for 60 some years. During this time he never gets a NYS pistol permit. A few years ago he passes away and by way of default his widow inherits this handgun. She's 80+ years old and never gets a permit. In fact she doesn't even know its there until she cleans out her attic. In theory she could be arrested for owning this without a permit? This doesn't pass the smell test at all!
 

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Thanks for the scoop Guys - I've passed on the info to my buddy. Not sure how this is going to play out but at least he knows the score. Appreciate the info.
 
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