If you have inherited a firearm, under the Firearms Control Act (2000) you have the following 4 options to choose from:

Hand the firearm to the police to be destroyed
Sell the firearm; proof of the new licence holder must be provided
Arrange for the firearm to be deactivated by a gunsmith; the gunsmith must issue a certificate to confirm that this has been done
Apply for a new license under the Firearms Control Act No. 60 of 2000.

If the firearm in an estate cannot be found, a case must be opened at the local police station.


SAPS: Firearms in the estate of a deceased person


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