Giving A Dummy Life.
Posted 18 July 2003 - 05:47 PM
Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:03 PM
Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:06 PM
Posted 18 July 2003 - 08:23 PM
I know that your inquiry was about building a full auto. The guys are correct, that would be forbidden.
On a related note, when I first came on board, I thought I'd like to build a semi from scratch. I later learned from this board that you can't do any milling inside the Phil. Ord. receiver, because it has the dimensions as the real Thompsons. Kahr gets away with their semi design because their receiver has a .1" difference from the originals, this making it highly difficult for anyone to put original MG bolt in it.
Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:48 PM
Though, I did check out that website you mentioned Hardrede, and it appears kahr is manufacturing the TSMG, to be available by late 2003.
Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:55 PM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:32 AM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 11:16 AM
Thanks alot guys!
Posted 21 July 2003 - 01:19 PM
|QUOTE (Arthur Fliegenheimer @ Jul 18 2003, 07:03 PM)|
|Unless you are a Class III dealer, you would be in violation of 1986 ATF regulations against manufacturing a new machine gun.|
Actually, it's a licensed (annual tax) manufacturer who also paid the SOT (Special Occupational Taxpayer) annual tax (in addition), and then, you could only transfer it to a US law enforcement agency or military branch, unless you jump thorugh more hoops -- in which case you might be able to export it (more annual taxes as licensed exporter), or sell it to a Class II dealer (if he's got his paperwork in order, including a letter expressing LE or militray interest in seeing or buying it!
Becoming a C2 manufacturer for one gun is a bit pricey -- and if you ever surrender your license, you have to lawfully get rid of that gun (as you couldn't even transfer it to yourself -- that's reserved for pre-86 "transferrable" and pre-86 "dealer's samples")! However, while your license was valid, you could continue to "test fire" and "demonstrate" your "product".
Posted 21 July 2003 - 01:24 PM
|QUOTE (hardrede @ Jul 19 2003, 05:01 PM)|
|I'm not sure, but I think my TROLL detector is going off. This thread has the smack of extreme naivete, or someone trying to "troll" for illegal info.|
There is, actually, no such thing as "illegal info". You can have information obtained illegally, and you can have information that you implememnt illegally, but the First Amendment means that the information itself is not illegal.
However, I take your point, and agree.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:05 PM