Kahr Arms Imported Before '86?
Posted 25 September 2005 - 08:45 PM
Posted 25 September 2005 - 08:55 PM
On February 1st 1999 Auto-Ordnance was sold to Kahr Arms.
Prior to Kahr's involvement it was owned by Ira Trast, and prior to Trast it was Numrich Arms.
Numrich sold FA's and did a lot of piece mealing of parts to make FA Tommy's. NACXXXXX was used for serial numbers, for arms placed through Numrich.
Posted 26 September 2005 - 09:06 PM
I am suprised that the NFA branch didn't kick the form back for not having the original importer name on the form though.
Posted 27 September 2005 - 09:49 PM
Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:20 PM
Whenever I make a mistake on my form 5's or form 3's(EXTREMELY RARE) it's my examiner that kicks the forms back and puts one of those form letters that have all the things you could do wrong listed with little boxes next to them (I.E. Signature required, Missing Date, Law letter required).
Posted 30 September 2005 - 08:36 PM
|QUOTE (jim @ Sep 26 2005, 09:06 PM)|
|I am suprised that the NFA branch didn't kick the form back for not having the original importer name on the form though.|
I'll bet that the manufacturer on your form 4 is still listed as A.O.C. Bridgeport, unless the paperwork had to be completely reconstituted.
Some NAC guns were sold to law enforcement agencies, but most went right onto the US civilian market, and there was no seperate purchasing channel.
My own NAC suffixed M1928A1 went to a sporting goods store in Tennesee in the mid '50s, where it stayed in stock for many years. In 1965 it was sold to the owner previous to me (for $595), who kindly sold it to me in 1995. It's a beautiful matching gun with all of its original dulite finish, bright bolt, all milled parts, plain pivot, safety and actuator, and a non - crossbolt stock. It has no import marks. I've seen others like it, and still others that I believe were built up from parts, or imported, refinished, and what have you. George Numrich sold whatever he could get his hands on, thank goodness!
My form 4 never mentions Numrich, and instead lists only A.O.C., Bridgeport, Conn.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 09:28 PM
Posted 01 October 2005 - 10:51 AM
|QUOTE (TSMGguy @ Sep 30 2005, 08:36 PM)|
|I'll bet that the manufacturer on your form 4 is still listed as A.O.C. Bridgeport, unless the paperwork had to be completely reconstituted|
This gun has never been on a form 4, it's in a L.E. department on a form 5.