I have a friend in Oregon who has some 1911 frames that i would like to buy from him. Is this possible with me being a California resident. Also, can a non-California resident, who will be relocating to California, bring into California his handguns if they are not on the Californian roster?
You may love to see the DOJ. Think about the bright side: if you accept a gun without registration, you could be implicated in whatever has been done using it, even if you claim you have not known (you say, 1911: within reasonable time limits, yet guns have butts, too). The DOJ are going to have guidance on procedures, up to date.
"The California Department of Justice ("DOJ") retains information about the purchaser and seller of all in-state firearm sales and transfers, and requires that any firearms imported into the state be reported to the DOJ.The Attorney General is required by law to maintain a registry containing the fingerprints and identifying information of the transferee, and the unique identifying information of every firearm transferred in the state, pursuant to §11106."