Finally, after five years and $6,600.00 it's finally settled. For those of you who haven't followed my adventures in the legal ramifications involving full auto machine guns, I will bring this up to date. My best friend passed away in 08. He included me in his living will/trust and I am to receive his FA guns after his wife passes away. He owned a full auto Thompson, a Mac 11, plus a 9mm Bowers suppressor. All had legal tax stamps in his name. I take care of his elderly widow (she was 74 at his demise) and he named her as sole beneficiary in his will/trust. The will/trust was poorly written and didn't specify anything regarding the machine guns. It read as follows "wife gets guns". That alone caused a lot of issues and the fact that she didn't want to deal with transferring the NFA items into her name within one year of inheriting them, caused a lot more headaches. And when I finally got her to deal with them four years later, the damage was done. We hired a lawyer up in Kirkland, WA to help us, because after the first year of doing nothing regarding transferring the tax stamped items into her name, she became a felon in the ATBF's eyes. The lawyers solution was to open an Oregon state probate, and have her declared as the true owner of the NFA items. Ten months later we had to deal with one mis-printed number on the Thompson's Form 4 before the ATBF finally approved all of the paperwork. The lesson here is to get a gun trust that holds water and not to use a lawyer to draw up papers who is not well versed in FA firearms and tax stamp legalities. My hats off to Dennis Brislawn of the NW Gun Trust Group. Without his expertise, the ATBF would have confiscated all three items and destroyed them. Plus, who knows what fines the widow would have had to pay if they decided to press charges.