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Washington state class 3???

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by thefrontsight, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    I am a new resident to Washington and have never had a class 3 before. Im interested in knowing your opinion on this and what it requires. In fact, Im not even sure if Wa residents can.:dunno:.....I should have stayed in oregon. :bash: So at this point im investigating the process. i know I would like to shoot suppressed and that this requires just a stamp a whole bunch of money and even more time for paperwork. That being said, Whats the process / availability to get a class 3?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well there are 6 kinds of NFA items and half are legal in WA. Full auto, Short Barreled Rifle and Short Barreled Shotgun are illegal. Silencers, Any Other Weapon and Destructive Device are legal.

    Well a "whole bunch of money" is all relative. It is $200 for the tax stamp. Cost of the silencer $200-2000. Transfer fee for the dealer if not bought though him $50-100. Of course sales tax.

    What you get is a stamp saying you have paid your tax for each item, not a license.

    Here is a write up I did a while back that has all the information you need in it, GunBroker.com Message Forums - Basic NFA FAQ (update 7-14-12)
     
  3. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    I need to move back to Oregon.
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Process is still the same minus the sales tax. You can own all 6 types of NFA items though.
     
  5. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    Full auto suppressed 300blk!!! :buttrock::gun10:
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well now you are talking a whole bunch of money. All the above but you are at least $10,000 for an M-16 lower and then .300 BLK/Whisper/Fireball/.221/.223/ect is not cheap to shoot either.
     
  7. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    True. But 9mm isn't exactly cheap to shoot either. I guess fa cheap looks like a fa ak74 right?
     
  8. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    More like $15,000 for that M-16 lower.

    AK47 isn't cheap either.
     
  9. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    I was referring to the AK74....the 5.45x39......seems like the surplus on that stuff is cheaper than most rifle rounds.
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Where do you get it being "minus sales tax"? The silencer is a taxable item under WA law.
    And you can't own SBR's, SBS's or full autos so it's only three out of six in WA.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I recently saw it for $200 for a spam can. I have two of them and no AK74 anymore but I'm going to hang onto them anyway.
     
  12. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    I'll go out on a limb here, Nwcid was referring to OR, namely the process for acquiring NFA items is the same as WA, minus sales tax, and you can own all 6 types.
     
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  13. ScorpioMk

    ScorpioMk Bothell Member

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    Class 3 is the type of SOT a dealer has in addition to his FFL it's not a type of gun. What you would like to purchase is an NFA item or a title II firearm, regular guns are title I. If you want a silencer/aow lots of shops can sell them to you, if you want a grenade launcher toponotchtactical is one of WA's only type 10 FFL's with a class 2 SOT and usually has a few launchers in stock as well as ammunition of all types.
     
  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Post 4 in response to post 3.

     
  15. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I am going out on a limb here, but I think we will be able to own SBR's in WA next year. I know I said the same thing this year, but that was before Sandy Hook. 14 of the 32 sponsors of HB 1561 are Democrats (as is the prime sponsor), 7 of the 13 House Judiciary Committee members are HB 1561 co-sponsors, the police support the bill (it eases restrictions on them too), the author of HB2319-1994 claimed SBS/SBS were banned to placate those who called for harsher restrictions (it was not an anti-crime provision), and after two years of collecting crime data I have failed to find evidence of any registered SBR involved in any crimes in WA. Another plus is that we now have a pro-gun Republican who replaced the rabid anti-gun Kline in the Senate Judiciary (now called Law and Justice) Committee.

    The NRA is not on our side (I asked and was ignored) on this issue. It is up to us to convince Representative Pedersen to give the bill a hearing in January 2014. This guy is the only significant hurdle to pass, if he gives it a hearing it should all be downhill from there. Write to your Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. If the laws keep improving here I just might not leave the state in 2023. :)

    Ranb
     
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  16. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I do believe there weren't any pre-registered May 19, 1986 FA AK-74's. If you('ve) see(n) them then it was probably a dealer sample.

    The above date was the cut-off to register civilian owned NFA FA weapons.

    SF-