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Ar15 questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jmac3434, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. jmac3434

    jmac3434 SE portland Member

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    what steps do you have to go through if any to legally own an AR that is auto or 3 round burst? Or any automatic weapon in general? thanks
     
  2. el gringo loco

    el gringo loco PDX Member

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    Google it. Look up NFA weapons (This covers full auto, supressors, and any other weapons). You will find a lot of info. But, essentially you have to buy a lightning link, drop-in auto sear, or a registered machine gun-all manufactured before 1986- and pay for a $200 tax stamp. The catch: the lightning link is the cheapest option, a $.30 piece of metal that will cost you about $4000-5000. Plan to pay $14-18k for an M16.
     
  3. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    It is pretty expensive, but el gringo loco is correct. you buy the gun, fill out the paperwork, send it in with your money order for the tax, wait, wait, wait some more, wait longer, wait a little longer, and then either are approved or denied. if approved you go pick up your gun. If denied, well you are SOL.

    I take mine out pretty regularly. I let people shoot them, but i charge for the ammo, wear and tear, and cleaning time. let me know if you are interested.
     
  4. Hdshot

    Hdshot Grants Pass Oregon Member

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    Are you sure on the cost of a M16? I have one i bought in 1981 from Colt. $850.00. I've only put about 700 rds through it. That blows me away that they are worth that much now.
     
  5. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    well if you bought one in 1981 the year they were banned and you were lucky enough to get one before the ban your $850 M16 machine gun if that what you have and you got the paper work for it well guess what today is your lucky day because you have just been informed that you have a $16,000 rifle . Lucky you
     
  6. Hdshot

    Hdshot Grants Pass Oregon Member

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    Wow. I did get this as an investment. I got in under the wire. Paid the $200 tax (even back then it took 7 months) and the rest is history. It's still in mint condition. I almost bought 2 Thompsons back then instead of the M16. They were $450 each. I'm glad I didn't. Wow, I don't think I'll say anything to the wife just yet. Thanks for the info.
     
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  7. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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  8. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    thats too bad then you would had at LEAST $16,000 x 2 depending on what the model was some of them peaking at $48,000
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Psssst.... Post '86 was the ban on new production FA guns for us "peons", not '81. ;)
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You could get lucky and inherit a couple.
     
  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If you have to ask, you cant afford it.
    :confused:
     
  12. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    $16k? A mint M-16 seems to be bringing double that.
     
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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Was just thinking they're $25k-plus....