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Sorry for the stupid questions, but I've inherited two handguns and I need to register both (In Michigan) and I've read that incorrectly filling out the paperwork is a felony, which is something any sane person would like to avoid. I have to fill out this license to purchase a pistol, and it asks for measurements.

It's a S&W Model 66-1, and I can't find exact specifications online; all results are just for the Model 66. I've read it should be 4", but I measure (from cylinder to barrel) 4 and 1/8th; what should I put, and how exact do these sorts of things have to be to avoid trouble? Same trouble with measuring overall gun length, how exact does this have to be to avoid trouble? Should I upload a picture with measuring tape for advice?

Sorry again for the trouble, I just want to make sure I do everything by-the-book.
 

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Hi Troy. The barrel length is 4". And, I presume overall length is from muzzle to the butt frame that is farthest away from the muzzle. However, I'm horrified that you have to provide "registration" information like that. Someone from MI needs to weigh in as we don't have that BS down here. We've even put an end to having to have a license to carry a concealed handgun.
 

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Are you sure you have to do that for an inheritance? You are not really buying the guns
Michigan law unfortunately says we need to basically do a purchase and sale where the deceased is listed as the seller and we are the buyer. There's no other way to legally register them in my name, and I have to do that in a certain time period (30d) or it's a misdemeanor. Making a mistake on there is a felony.
 

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Hi Troy. The barrel length is 4". And, I presume overall length is from muzzle to the butt frame that is farthest away from the muzzle. However, I'm horrified that you have to provide "registration" information like that. Someone from MI needs to weigh in as we don't have that BS down here. We've even put an end to having to have a license to carry a concealed handgun.
Thank you! I hope someone could chime in on how strict they are because I really don't want to get into any legal trouble because my measurement is slightly off. I definitely have the serial correct, I checked the butt stock and the cylinder, both read the same thing.
 

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A relative in MI confirms registration. She took her inheritance in and a LEO helped her with the form.
 

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It’s a terrible shame they got lost in a boating accident before you were able to take possession 😁

Seriously, that sounds like a pain in the arse… it took me 3 hours just to update my spreadsheet for the insurance company. I can’t imagine going through all that. When I finally do die in a hail of fire and bullets, all my wife has to do is take the spreadsheet to the local auction house and their FFL will handle the transfers for her (kids and relatives).
 

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Michigan has had this system since at least 1927. They called it a safety inspection certificate for over 50 years. Now it is a registration. Barrel is 4" overall length is measured from top tip of barrel, diagonally to the bottom rear of grip. Model is 66-1 serial number is on bottom of grip frame. Number of shots, count the holes i the cylinder. You should know your name, address, date of birth, phone number, etc. This is not rocket science. Any gun shop should be willing to walk you thru it.
I am a lifetime resident of Michigan, (76 years) and have bought and sold several hundred handguns in the past 50+ years.
 

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Commie states people live in - Come here to Texas only 'IF" you're a Conservative, meaning just because you think gun ownership is good, but then think the likes of : "San Piglosico" is A-OK, please don't...Just owning a gun, but agree with leftist nonsense....noooooooo....go somewhere else like New fk-ing Jersey or Mass-hole or some other commie state...

You're not a missionary - You're a refugee.

And for gawds sake, don't, tell us how you did it (whatever the subject) you did it at home...No one gives a dump...

We have pride in Texas and don't give a damn how you did it back in your former state which is now in the rear view mirror...
 

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I'm sorry for your loss and the reason for this inheritance. It's obvious that you were highly thought of to receive such wonderful gifts.
With gun registration, this is one reason I'll never return to living in Michigan. I've lived in 2 free states, and can't go back. In Battle creek where I used ot live, they required for every hand gun registered that the owner had to supply them with 5 loaded cartridges that they would shoot, and keep the bullets and empty cases in their possession, just in case it was used in a crime. The city forensics guys were very good at tracking down guns, based on any casing they would recover after a crime.

S&W will list your pistol as a model 66-1 revolver. 4" barrel, .357 magnum is the ammo size, also called the cartridge. It is Stainless steel if the registration requests the material type. The serial number is in the bottom of the butt. No other numbers on the gun matter. You might need to take the grips off to see the serial number if they cover the base of the butt.
By the way, you have an incredible great, and highly desired gun. Having it as an inheritance make it all the beter.

What is the other gun you inherited. We might be able to help you with that as well.
 

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Sorry for the stupid questions, but I've inherited two handguns and I need to register both (In Michigan) and I've read that incorrectly filling out the paperwork is a felony, which is something any sane person would like to avoid. I have to fill out this license to purchase a pistol, and it asks for measurements.

It's a S&W Model 66-1, and I can't find exact specifications online; all results are just for the Model 66. I've read it should be 4", but I measure (from cylinder to barrel) 4 and 1/8th; what should I put, and how exact do these sorts of things have to be to avoid trouble? Same trouble with measuring overall gun length, how exact does this have to be to avoid trouble? Should I upload a picture with measuring tape for advice?

Sorry again for the trouble, I just want to make sure I do everything by-the-book.

Troy, the best advice I can give you is to move Out of that Communist ran state.

The 1st step to Confiscation is registration.
 

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Can't wait to get out of Eastern california, er, colorado. Libtards and commies (mostly from CA) have completely ruined a once great state. Back to the south I go. VA, TN, KY, TX, OK, SC ? one of em. GA and NC are being ruined too as is AZ imho.
 

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Sorry for the stupid questions, but I've inherited two handguns and I need to register both (In Michigan) and I've read that incorrectly filling out the paperwork is a felony, which is something any sane person would like to avoid. I have to fill out this license to purchase a pistol, and it asks for measurements.

It's a S&W Model 66-1, and I can't find exact specifications online; all results are just for the Model 66. I've read it should be 4", but I measure (from cylinder to barrel) 4 and 1/8th; what should I put, and how exact do these sorts of things have to be to avoid trouble? Same trouble with measuring overall gun length, how exact does this have to be to avoid trouble? Should I upload a picture with measuring tape for advice?

Sorry again for the trouble, I just want to make sure I do everything by-the-book.
Troy,
As a current MI resident and former FFL dealer, I will start by saying you have been given mostly good and correct advice. I will offer my advice and experience in roughly the order you asked. Filling out the Purchase Permit incorrectly is NOT a felony, unless there is an obvious attempt to deceive or avoid. I do not know your county, but most Sheriff Departments in the sane parts of the state will even help or advise you on filling out the permit (you have to go there in the first place to get the permit and return it after completing it) if you explain the situation and your inexperience with the process.
You have measured the barrel correctly (from cylinder face to the end of the barrel) and would enter 4.125" on the form (no one can fault you for being exact.) The overall length is a little more tricky (and is NOT a diagonal measurement..) The easiest way I have found is to place the firearm in a shallow box with the barrel running along one edge and the heel of the butt against the other (adjacent) edge, then measure from the corner of the box to the end of the barrel, again being as accurate as you can to the nearest 1/8" ( I always used decimals on the form, but fractions are acceptable,) Just do your best and you will be fine.
As for moving out of Michigan, there are some of us that love this state, for one reason or another, and are working to make it a better and more gun-friendly environment (and had some success with the CPL process.)
Good luck and enjoy your fine weapons and the memories of your loved one...you will do fine.
Jim
 

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That might be an option if the weapon is going to be put away and never see daylight again. If it will be used for hunting, recreational shooting, or (especially) has to be used for self/home defense...you had better have your ducks in a row or you become the "bad guy."
 

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We have been trying to get the "Constitutional Carry" passed (and may get it done) but many of us will still maintain our CPL (Concealed Pistol License) for the sole purpose of being covered in reciprocal license states. The Constitutional Carry does not cover you in a non-Constitutional Carry state.
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Can't wait to get out of Eastern california, er, colorado. Libtards and commies (mostly from CA) have completely ruined a once great state. Back to the south I go. VA, TN, KY, TX, OK, SC ? one of em. GA and NC are being ruined too as is AZ imho.

Going back a couple of decades, both Oregon And Washington were both Conservative States. Then Silicon Valley decided to expand into Seattle and Portland. They brought their Socialist Ideology with them. Just look at what ****-holes they are now.

"In order to control a Country the Citizens Must 1st be disarmed. " - Adolph Hitler
 
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