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1932 NFA question

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by moose, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    Strictly hypothetical.

    Something like 600,000 weapons were never registered way back when. Now say you're cleaning out grandma's attic and low and behold, you find one of them (most, by the way, were not fully automatic weapons).

    Would the only option be to dig a hole and toss it in?
     
  2. Rammit

    Rammit Bothel Member

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    Yep, unless it was registered under the last amnesty youve got yourself 10+ years in the fedpen
     
  3. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I can't quite remember the date but before a certain date firearms didn't have to have serial numbers. Maybe someone else on the forum knows the exact date?
     
  4. Hopps

    Hopps Port angeles New Member

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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    So what you are saying is... if'n I took a hankering to convert/re-work one of my currently owned personal AR15's to a select-fire weapon out in my workshop, all I'd have to fill out the proper ATF paperwork and send that in with the fees for the tax stamp, then do it once approval was obtained?
     
  6. Hopps

    Hopps Port angeles New Member

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    No....nfa is different and you need a class ii sot and type 7 ffl if you want to make a machine gun. But you can depending on your state manufacture your own suppressor with the form 4 stamped...nfa stuff is....complicated and I don't think this thread was pertaining to that so much.

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  7. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    NFA really isn't that complicated... at least how to go about owning NFA stuff.

    as a regular guy without an SOT, if you want to own a full-auto weapon (or anything that fires more than one round per trigger squeeze), you need to find and buy an already registered "transferable" weapon. it would have been entered into the ATF NFA database before the FOPA of 86. new transfer of FA guns to private citizens has been prohibited since 86, so only "grandfathered" guns are legal.

    if you want to own a short barreled rifle or shotgun, a sound suppressor, or destructive device, you simply chose a method (private citizen or corporation [trusts work too]), fill out the appropriate form and mail it in with a check for $200, and wait 1-6 months. same procedure for buying a transferable machinegun, but with the others, you dont have to worry about whether it's "transferable" or not- they all are.

    really easy, actually.
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    so... many acromyms... can't breath... must find... air....


    LMAO... OK, I see... we're talking GCA of '68 and FOPA of '86... I keyed in on the FA part because the OP mentioned that "most, by the way, were not fully automatic weapons"... meaning that "some" were FA, then the thread went into "building your own for personal use". FA is pretty expensive to feed anyway, and I got my FA fix as an Army M60 machinegunner while Uncle Sam paid the bill to feed it.... LOL.
     
  9. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Yes, your other option is a $250,000 fine plus 10 yrs federal pen, if you are caught with an unregistered NFA weapon