Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:49 PM
How did the original Colt 21s make it onto the regestry? I know that some probably made it in the 1968 amnesty.
Was there an amnesty period back in 1934 to allow Colt 21 owners to register?
Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:14 PM
Of course any transfers would have been duly required to be registered and pay a tax.
Then of course any that failed to do any of the above by 1968 had one last chance during a brief (1 month?) amnesty.
Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:37 PM
Posted 26 October 2004 - 10:13 PM
You're right. In fact, why was the transfer tax set at $200? Check out the retail price of a Thompson in 1934. $200!
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:32 AM
We probably wouldn't have had the hi-cap mag ban if Billy-Bob Ruger hadn't opened his mouth.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:59 AM
To answer your original question, "How did Colt Thompsons get into the national registry in 1934?"
To comply with the 1934 National Firearms Act, A.O.C. sent the Treasury department a list of the entire "remaining inventory" of unsold Thompsons. Those guns formed the nucleus of the original registry. There is surviving evidence that A.O.C. sent letters and registration forms to most of it's existing customers in a effort to register previously sold guns.
In addition, police/government agencies could register NFA weapons anytime, without restrictions, until the GCA68 took effect.