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Recommend a Full Auto Shop

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Keane, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Hi all-
    I'm going to be in the market for a full-auto rifle (I'm looking at a few!) at the beginning of next year, however I'm having trouble finding anywhere in the Hillsboro Oregon area that carries FA!

    I have seen sub-guns and a few other online classifieds, however I don't really see anything from those listings from Oregon.

    Alternatively, if there was a local-specific classifieds ad that listed FA stuff, that would be great too.
     
  2. LMT10mm

    LMT10mm Hillsboro Member

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    Jason from JC weaponary has helped me with a few toys. He is located in newberg.
     
  3. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    +1 for JC Weaponry. I've bought a couple of cans thru him. Nice guy and good service.

    I've also dealt with:
    Dick Thoma - D&D Sports
    Specialties: Class 3
    Lebanon, OR
    Phone: (541) 258-6811

    Dick does stock some FA guns. You'd need to call him to see what he has in stock. His prices have been pretty reasonable. He is also standup guy. I would trust him with my money. He usually has a table at the ARPC shows in Albany.

    I bought my M11-nine and MAC10/45 on gun broker, but both sellers were in state, which is one of the reasons I bid on the guns in the first place.

    There are a few online dealers that I'd consider. http://www.nfasales.com/nfawp/weapons is one of them.

    In my experience, there really aren't many class III dealers that stock more than a few FA toys in Oregon. It's a LOT of money to be tied up in a very specialized firearm. Just not that many potential customers.

    What are you looking to get?
     
  4. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Does JC Have stuff in stock? I'll check out D&D1 Seems like it would be a good car ride.

    Did you search anything in particular to find in-state items? A local form 4 would obviously be preferential.

    I'm currently looking to find a F-A rifle in a common center fire cartridge, likely in the ~10k range. I've currently identified the Ruger AC-556 and the FN FNCs that seem to be just about perfect, though I'm open to other thoughts :)
     
  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Got a buddy with a ma duece up for sale...

    Not in that price range though unfortunatley.
     
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  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Figure out what you are going to do with it be just to have or do you want to shoot it. Then if you are buying to shoot realize rifle rounds are high pressure and will break parts with a lot of shooting. Buy what you can get parts for and not have to have them made. Plus you may pay a bit higher for a more collectable gun but they tend to run better and when you want to resale you get more out of them.
     
  7. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Thats why I'm really liking the AC-556, it shares just about every part with the Mini-14, and all of the wear parts are easily available.

    The FNC has the same advantages (the semi-auto version and the FA version share the parts likely to break). As far as collectable, it seems like all of them seem to go up pretty steadily at the same rates. I'm mostly looking to just have fun having/shooting, so resale is only a minor interest, but everything seems to hold value anyway.
     
  8. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Dick Thoma is for sure the guy. I first met Dick when a group of us used to go to Albany for the MG shoots back in the 90's. Great all around guy that knows his chit.
     
  9. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    Only person selling transferable is Dick Thoma....
    Otherwise....gotta work gun broker.

    Or come to the SAR show and be prepared with cash as that is where all of the big dealers are.

    Do your transfer at JC and bring his FFL.

    SAR show is in Phoenix. ..first weekend in December.

    Worth the trip.
     
  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Dick Thoma and his partner are the only guys I trust. His prices are great and he has been in the business for decades. Stuff comes in all the time as he has a great business.
     
  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    So, let Dick know what you are looking for and he can help you locate it.
     
  12. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I just lucked into finding something I was interested in buying from an Oregon seller.
    I think JC has some stuff in stock, you'd have to contact him to find out what he has.
     
  13. TDH

    TDH Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    J&B Firearms in Beaverton usually have some in stock, and they are a supporting vendor
     
  14. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Try Oregon Research Lab, Vernonia. He has a few pre & post May firearms and he might part with a fully transferable for the right price.
     
  15. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Already asked him, he says he's got nothing unfortunately :/
     
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    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Class III dealer doesn't necessarily mean they have Transferable full auto firearms in stock for sale. Usually it means they have suppressors for sale.
     
  18. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Exactly! I know of most of the class-3s in the area, just was looking for one with a good collection of transferable firearms. I've been in Keiths (for example), and don't think they had ANY FA stuff.