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WHAT DO I DO?! My Beloved died the last week in May, 2012 just after his 55th birthday.  For his birthday I got him a gun he really wanted: a Uberti, .45, 1871 Navy Colt (well, a reproduction).  I wanted it to be a surprise, so when I bought it I put it in my name...  


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He lived in Virginia.  I gave it to him on a visit up from Alabama, where I'm from.  I was not only visiting but also making ready to move there to be with him.  Because of that, we left the gun in my name until I was a legal resident of the new state, making the transfer much cheaper and easier.  Unfortunately, he died just when I was supposed to move.  The gun is still in my name.  I have no idea what has happened to it.  What should I do?!

He had estranged parents, a brother, sisters, and a freshly divorced ex (and I mean the-ink-wasn't-dry fresh), and a 20 year old disabled daughter- none of which I ever met.  I have no idea who has the gun.  

I am the original and only owner, and I gave him all the paperwork having to do with it when I gave him the gun itself.  It would not be difficult to find that information if one were so inclined (even if said paperwork isn't readily found), but since no one has contacted me I have no way of knowing if anyone is seeking that information.    

Could whoever has the gun sell it?

Can I get the gun back?  

What- if anything- should and can I do?

I have no addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or any contact info of any shape, form, or fashion for any of the above listed relatives.  

I appreciate any and all help, advice, and answers!

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