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does this mean a potato...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by gehrheart, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    A potato gun is a NFA destructive device?


    ""Any weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, the barrel or barrels of which have a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter, except a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes." Source: 26 U.S.C, Section 5845(f)."
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Probably not unless it becomes classified as a weapon.
     
  3. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    oh i dont know a shoe string is an MG

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  4. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :cool:

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  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    A spudgun is entirely suitable for sporting purposes! They absolutely knock the crap out of feral cats...provided you can hit. It is a muzzleloader, after all!

    Besides...everyone knows that the best spudguns are compressed air powered. :D
     
  6. vico512

    vico512 Seattle area Member

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    Actually, spud guns are popular with the amateur radio gang. They work great for launching antennas into trees. The best ones are air/gas powered, and there have been construction articles in a recent QST magazines. The suckers work much better than sling shots or arrows.
     
  7. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i have no clue.. but here's a couple thoughts-

    hairspray spud-guns ARE firearms, literally speaking
    compressed-air spud-guns are air-guns, NOT firearms (you have to have fire to have a firearm)
    since spud-guns are never rifled, i think that makes a difference- but i'm not up on the smoothbore muzzle-loading crap, so i cant tell you what.