Best way to find out the status of a MG in regards to its classification in the NFRTR. Is to file a FOIA request. We do it with all of our NFA. We have an Amnesty registered Beretta 38/42 picked up in 1944. In the manufacturer or Imported by states German.
Whether the original registrar may have not known the original manufacturer or it was not imported. The weapon made its way back and was registered stateside. I would gather that whomever acquired our Beretta in 1944, may have picked it in Germany. The possible scenarios are many.
We have a bring back MP40 documented on a Form 6 as a deactivated registration. It is listed as a product of the German government.
Sometimes the weapon is listed in the NFRTR as a Form 2 manufacture and it is or should be a C&R. Example, we sold an Ingram Police Model 6 to a C&R holder. It was kicked back to us asking for what we may provide to substantiate its status as a C&R.
We provided a copy of the original Form 2 from 1952 and the Form 5 showing a transfer to a LE agency in 1952.
Actually there were 2 Form 2s with the same SN, just 3 months apart. Inthere lies the confusion. Maybe?
Since we were able to acquire copies that were redacted in part in a FOIA request. That should do it. Right. Its been almost 3 months and no reply.
So, the scenarios are many.
Many sales samples that we have acquired over the years were imported on a Form 2 and lists the manufacturer as US.
Just to be sure, I recommend filing a FOIA if you do not have a copy of the original registration.
Edited by fifthmdec, 15 October 2019 - 09:09 PM.