Inherited Colt...Need some answers
Hello All, this is my first post!
I have a question for you in regards to the legality of my situation and what I should do. Let me start off by saying this: I've been hunting/shooting since I was 8, know all the safety rules/concerns, know how to properly handle and operate a firearm and am very mature for my age (20).
So, it just dawned on me to ask this, but a few years ago my ex-police officer grandfather passed away and left me his Colt Detective Spec .38 (Its the second generation 1947-1972). The gun was in Maryland so my family and I drove it back to Texas with us after his funeral. We moved it with zero ammunition, in a case, safely stored away. My father who has only bought guns new or had them handed down doesnt quite know our legal situation either.
Since I'm going to be getting my CHL with this gun, is it legal for me to own/carry/shoot it? I don't have papers on it partially because we couldn't find any, but also because the thing is at least 40 years old! What do I need to do for it to be legal, assuming it might not be? Re-register it? How?
Thank You for your help!