27-2-304. Actions involving personal property accruing after death and before issuance of letters of administration. The time within which an action must be commenced by an executor or administrator to recover personal property taken after the death of a testator or intestate and before the issuing of letters of administration or to recover damages for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property within the same period shall be computed from:
(1) the time of issuing such letters if they are issued within 5 years of the death;
(2) 5 years after the death if the letters have not then been issued.
History: En. Sec. 545, C. Civ. Proc. 1895; re-en. Sec. 6462, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 9052, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 9052, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 93-2706(part); amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 12, L. 1979.