80% Receivers Revisited...new Question
Posted 19 February 2004 - 09:42 PM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 08:33 AM
The only real advantage this gun would have over a Kahr is the ability to have it marked however one would like.
I am not sure what you mean by “Ok, It is understood by all that they cant be finished to original specs”, are you referring to the FA size receivers?
Posted 20 February 2004 - 12:18 PM
I know of no practical way to use an 80% Thompson SMG Receiver to construct a Semi-Auto Gun. Not saying it isn't possible, but something like that should be done by someone who has a manufacturing license, and the completed Firearm sent to the ATF to see if it meets with their approval. Please note too, that Phil-Ord makes a claim that one can construct a SA using one of their Receivers, but the problem is, NO BATFE approved plans exist to do that!
Posted 20 February 2004 - 06:34 PM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 08:21 PM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 08:52 PM
Just to keep the record straight, I fix more FA Thompsons than I do semi’s, they are more fun too.
Posted 21 February 2004 - 11:04 AM
Test fire days are quite enjoyable for you, I am sure.
Posted 27 February 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:13 AM
Posted 28 February 2004 - 08:30 AM
Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:32 AM
If you have a bolt registered as a machine gun (regardless of what type of gun it is: Thompson, Uzi, etc.), then the gun itself that it is in does not have to be registered as a machine gun. The gun may have any characteristics of an SMG, such as a short barrel, etc. This is only legal AS LONG AS THE REGISTERED DEVICE (BOLT, ETC.) REMAINS IN THE GUN! I know this is true because I have a signed letter from the BATFE stating so. If any wants a copy, e-mail me, and I will e-mail a copy to you.
An 80% 1928 receiver completed would still be illegal.
I have never heard of a registered bolt for a Thompson, but I have heard of a registered full-auto firing pin. This will convert a WH/Kahr 27A1 to full auto legally. If you have registerd, tranferable bolt; then please share the details with us.
Just my $.02 worth.
Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:18 PM
Diclaimer... The above is a crude attempt at humor......
Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:11 AM
It was either you or I!
I know, I know... it's not a real Thompson, but it sure as hell shoots like one!
I'm still waiting for my form 4 to clear. How about you?
Posted 29 February 2004 - 07:26 AM
Posted 29 February 2004 - 07:55 AM
The FAQ does say:
Can I convert a Semi Auto to a Full Auto?
NO! You cannot do this. Doing this will land you in jail for 10 years. Certain Federal Firearms License Holders can do this, however the guns they make cannot be registered for transfer to an individual. There are special full auto bolts that can be "dropped in" to the semi automatic Thompsons. These bolts are considered registered NFA items themselves and can cost many thousands of dollars.
It is located just above the picture of Levenworth.
Sorry about that Billy F.
All decisions for machine guns, SBS, SBR, etc. are the decisions of the ATF. I would ask them about modifications (that you think are questionable) to any gun before doing so. They have THE final word!
As for getting another wife, I will not offer any advice on that!
Posted 29 February 2004 - 11:55 AM
Posted 29 February 2004 - 12:23 PM