Machine guns in Minnesota


May 12, 2004, 08:52 AM
I had a discussion with my uncle and the topic was about guns in general. The topic turned to machine guns and I said that it was legal to own a regestered machine gun in MN. He bet me $50 that it wasnt and I know I am right since I have shot several legal C and R full autos here. What I need is a link that comes from some place "official" that shows it is legal, and I am right. Can anyone help out?


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May 12, 2004, 10:49 AM
I would call Bill's Guns or Armored Fire. They will be able to fill you in. It is legal to own a machine guns in WI, and MN as far as I know.

May 12, 2004, 10:53 AM
I would do a search for "Minnesota gun laws" on google or something. Look for the section on illegal weapons. It will usually have something like: Machineguns, Silencers, Short Barreled Rifles, Explosives etc... But then at the very end it might say something like:

Exemptions for: FFL with Special Occupation Taxpayer status, individuals with ATF registered items, etc...

May 12, 2004, 12:32 PM
I think I found what I need.

here is what was sent in a email to him, thought about sending a c&r list too but that is a big list.

take a look at the #3 it is curio and relic firearms.

609.67 Machine guns and short-barreled shotguns.

Subd. 3. Uses permitted. The following persons may
own or possess a machine gun or short-barreled shotgun provided
the provisions of subdivision 4 are complied with:

(1) law enforcement officers for use in the course of their

(2) chief executive officers of correctional facilities and
other personnel thereof authorized by them and persons in charge
of other institutions for the retention of persons convicted or
accused of crime, for use in the course of their duties;

(3) persons possessing machine guns or short-barreled
shotguns which, although designed as weapons, have been
determined by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal
apprehension or the superintendent's delegate by reason of the
date of manufacture, value, design or other characteristics to
be primarily collector's items, relics, museum pieces or objects
of curiosity, ornaments or keepsakes, and are not likely to be
used as weapons;

thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
now I wonder if he will pay up on it.

May 13, 2004, 12:24 AM
Why don't you bring him to the Minnesota GUNFAIR this weekend in Princeton and let him shoot anyone of approximately 400 different Machine Guns for the cost of the ammo. That way you get the $50 and you can spend it on ammo!!!

Stay Safe,
Greg Sullivan "Sully"
Chief Instructor

May 13, 2004, 07:01 AM
Great Idea!!! is there a website with info and directions to it?

May 13, 2004, 08:39 PM
Go to for the info and you can get a map to the location which is the Westbranch Gunclub in Princeton MN off of my website.

Stay Safe,
Greg Sullivan "Sully"
Chief Instructor

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