Estate firearms

A person who inherits a firearm must, if he/she wishes to keep the firearm, must apply for an appropriate licence, permit or authorisation in terms of the Firearms Control Act, 2000.

If a person, who inherits a firearm, does not wish to acquire the firearm or fails to obtain the appropriate licence, permit or authorisation, he/she must deactivate the firearm or dispose of the firearm in terms of the provisions of the Firearms Control Act, 2000.

The Firearms Control Regulations of 2004 impose specific requirements on the possession and the safe storage of such firearms and/or ammunition.

http://www.saps.gov.za/services/flash/firearms/faq_estate_firearms.php