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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:26 PM

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"M1A1 Thompson "Dewatted" as per BATF rules" Sold with all three receiver pieces, band saw cut and taped together for the picture.... huh.gif

I don't think you can do this .............. dry.gif


"Dewatted" Thompson on Ebay
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#2 Bisley45

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 01:23 PM

It was Ok to do that on OLD dewats, but that they have all three pieces and you can't see the cuts makes me cautious. I'd want to see all three pieces seperate and learn when this "Dewat" was done. 60's Ok yesterday very questionable.

Ask a lot of questions, it may be OK or it might be BATFE's Christmas sting.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 01:29 PM

Last I looked, BATFE guidelines are very specific that the pieces must be torch cut. I can't remember the width of cut, (maybe 1/4") but I know the pieces would be short. I'm still not sure if you can have the middle piece. Seems like the ATF used duct tape to put one back together in court, when trying to prove "constructive intent".

The Ebay item looks like a troublesome piece to me. Hey, I thought Ebay is no longer allowing part kits or reciever parts.
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Posted 26 November 2004 - 02:48 PM

Improper use of the term "dewat".
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Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:38 PM

But what if it is a "registered" dewat?
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 12:32 AM

You give new meaning to the phrase, "thinking outside the box," Mike.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:50 AM

Well it's not. I emailed the guy and asked if it was a registered dewat. All he said is, "it is in pieces." I would stay away from this one.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:28 AM

I agree with Hawknest,...`Improper use of the term "dewat"`...and Mike is right too...stay away...unless this joker can produce a form 5 to show it`s registered... wink.gif
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:15 PM

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Illegal enough to stay farrrrr away from! wink.gif
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 02:58 PM

Looks like it is already gone from E-Bay.
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:27 AM

I emailed the guy and asked to go see it and document this gun.

His response was "sold for $1330" .

WOW!
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