If an estate includes registered NFA firearms, the executor is responsible for maintaining custody and control of the NFA firearms. The executor must also arrange for transfers of the items. The executor should transfer the items prior to the close of probate.
WARNING: The Firearms may not be transferred to another party even a Federal firearms licensee, for consignment or safekeeping but can assist the executor by acting as a broker.
If there are unregistered NFA firearms in the estate, the firearms are contraband and cannot be registered by the estate or any person or entity. The executor should contact their local ATF office to arrange for the abandonment of the unregistered firearms.