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#1 maxfaxdude

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 04:21 PM

I was lucky and quick enough to pick this up from Sturmgewehr several days ago for $9,000.

 

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A fully transferable Demro Tac-1A -- a rare select fire submachinegun that to me looks like a toy gun.

 

Here's a link http://foxcarbine.com to a website regarding it's creator/manufacturer, the history and even NOS and newly manufactured parts that are for sale. 

 

Has anyone here ever owned or seen one of these guns in person? 

 

And I wonder how many fully transferable examples are in the registry?


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 07:55 PM

There was another for sale in the past 1-1.5 years. I remember researching it then as I like unusual guns. Is yours a semi conversion or is it one of them made FA from day 1?

Congrats on your purchase
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Posted 09 January 2021 - 09:40 PM

There was another for sale in the past 1-1.5 years. I remember researching it then as I like unusual guns. Is yours a semi conversion or is it one of them made FA from day 1?

Congrats on your purchase

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Factory full-auto from day one.  

 

Apparently, it's got a progressive 2 stage trigger like the Steyr Aug.


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 07:24 AM

Nice score. Are they unmodified M3 mags? Do you like the combo lock feature? Is the lower steel or aluminum?


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 10:23 AM

I thought about it.  Seemed like it is a cool collector piece.  


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 12:53 PM

Nice score. Are they unmodified M3 mags? Do you like the combo lock feature? Is the lower steel or aluminum?

 

The lower on DEMRO and FOX guns is cast aluminum ......run one without a buffer and they will crack/break at the rear.

 

I've seen 2 of the open bolt semis with broken lowers....


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 02:31 PM

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/8085984

Broken like this one?

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 05:56 PM

That's why I didn't buy it!  I googled the weapon and saw that picture and figured I didn't need any headaches.  


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 10:11 PM

Nice score. Are they unmodified M3 mags? Do you like the combo lock feature? Is the lower steel or aluminum?

Upper is steel, lower is cast Aluminum.

 

They take M3 grease guns mags.

 

I was well aware of the rear receiver issue that occurs if the gun is fired repeatedly with a worn out/damaged buffer or with no buffer at all.       


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:30 AM

 

That's why I didn't buy it!  I googled the weapon and saw that picture and figured I didn't need any headaches.  


Exactly, I wouldn't say the buyer was lucky and quick, no one was beating down that sellers door to buy the pot metal niche MG at $9,000.
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:14 PM

can anyone find the last one that was for sale? i know it wasnt long ago (1-1.5 years)..im curious what it sold for...im thinking $6-7,000 but wasnt as nice as the one just purchased.

 

To the new owner-- post a video and a review of the gun when you get in in 6 months...im very curious how it is.  Contact forgotten weapons and bring it to AZ to shoot with him?

 

I would strongly consider buying 1-2 semi auto's for parts.  Is that lower the registered part or the tube?  maybe the semi auto's have that same lower? so if it cracks you just swap out


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:26 PM

 

That's why I didn't buy it!  I googled the weapon and saw that picture and figured I didn't need any headaches.  


Exactly, I wouldn't say the buyer was lucky and quick, no one was beating down that sellers door to buy the pot metal niche MG at $9,000.

The seller told me that he had dozens of calls and many people willing to buy the gun after I told him that I would buy it.  Was he lying? Possibly, but I've done enough gun deals to believe that he wasn't .  And I bought the gun, not to do mag dump after mag dump but as someone already mentioned as "a cool collector piece."  


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:29 PM

can anyone find the last one that was for sale? i know it wasnt long ago (1-1.5 years)..im curious what it sold for...im thinking $6-7,000 but wasnt as nice as the one just purchased.

 

To the new owner-- post a video and a review of the gun when you get in in 6 months...im very curious how it is.  Contact forgotten weapons and bring it to AZ to shoot with him?

 

I would strongly consider buying 1-2 semi auto's for parts.  Is that lower the registered part or the tube?  maybe the semi auto's have that same lower? so if it cracks you just swap out

When I get the gun, I will definitely post a video of the gun and contact Ian McCullom of Forgotten Weapons (I certainly think a gun like this qualifies)!


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:39 PM

Congrats! I've always thought they were neat looking.

 

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 03:55 PM

Firing without a buffer can damage even a steel receiver. I'm always checking them. You will be fine. Looking forward to your Demro review/video.


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#16 maxfaxdude

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 05:55 PM

Firing without a buffer can damage even a steel receiver. I'm always checking them. You will be fine. Looking forward to your Demro review/video.

Thank you for the info.   

 

Youtube video review will be coming shortly after I get the gun. 


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:22 PM

Aluminum can be welded and refinished. Not a minor repair but far from exotic work. Look up a professional welder who know how to weld cast aluminum (definitely not the same as welding parts machined from bar stock, lots more silicon in the mix). Unique guns often require a lot more TLC. I think that the briefcase lock is cool even if it is dubious to work reliably. 


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:41 AM

Cool gun! I don't think you overpaid. The factory FA's are pretty rare. I've got a registered semi conversation in 9mm. A lot of fun to shoot! Todd in Oregon
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 02:05 AM

The seller emailed me yesterday stating that he had another buyer offering him/me $12K.
A quick way to make $3,000! Call me crazy, but I'd rather have the gun than the money.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 09:26 AM

Heck yes!  Keep the gun!

 

John


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