M1 Thompson Sbr
Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:02 PM
I'm an avid WW2 enthusiast and now reenactor. I currently own a Springfield made M1 rifle, but am looking to purchase an M1 Thompson SBR. I found one for sale at impact guns http://www.impactgun...tore/M1SBR.html for about $1,300. My question here is this...what exactly would I need to do (paper work wise) to order a SBR? I can't seem to find a clear answer from the ATF website, and I want to have all my ducks in a row before I drop this kind of money (I'm a graduate student). Any info you could provide would be helpful.
Secondly, once I purchase it, what can I legally do to make it resemble how it would have appeared in WW2?
Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:34 PM
To obtain the SBR you must go through the goat rodeo and snipe wrangling we like to call the ATF. It is a $200 tax just like the real things. You must fill out the form and get finger prints and Police Chief sign off before it can be actually yours. Oh I forgot the most important thing, the 3 to 6 month wait for the paper work to come back. Welcome to the class III world. Bring your own lube.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:13 PM
Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:19 PM
Welcome to the group! I'm the 'other dude' Motorcar was talking about; I just did the same thing as you, only I bought mine from Sarco, Inc. and only paid 735 smackers for mine...with the 200 dollar ATF stamp and the 100 dollar or so barrel, I'll only have a little over a grand in mine...a savings of over 200 bucks as opposed to the 'ready-made' SBR route...money that can go towards other cool things, like a sling, barrel band, USGI wood, etc...