Going home to Maryland this weekend and........


February 20, 2003, 02:59 PM
I was wondering if anybody up there would know any good places for me to check out M1 Carbines.

I haven't gun shopped in MD for years so is it even legal to by a long gun there with just a background check or would I have to ship it to a local FFL here.

Thanks for the help.


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February 20, 2003, 03:32 PM
As it has a removable magazine is suspect it will fall under Md's Draconian "Assault Weapon" Laws meaning a back ground check, a one week waiting period, and probably still have to ship out to a Tenn FFL.

February 20, 2003, 05:25 PM
The Gun Rack in Burtonsville has one. However, I'm guessing gun prices in your neck of the woods are probably better, I doubt if there is such a place which would have higher prices than MD.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that the M1Carbine doesn't fall under the "assult weapon" catagory so it is only the federal background check, not all the same hoops as for a handgun/"assult rifle". However, I'm pretty sure that to buy long guns here you have to live in an adjoining state (and many dealers still won't sell to you). If you still have a MD address and dual residency, never mind about that last sentence.


Not all rifles w/ removable mags count as "assult weapons". My 10/22 has a removable mag and no problem. I think there may be something about certain features that make it an "assult rifle" above and beyond a removable mag.

In fact, here is the law/listing of what makes it an "assult rifle" (i.e. it has to be one of these models, it doesn't seem to matter the features):

Maryland Criminal Laws, Article 27, Crimes and Punishments Regulated Firearms

ยง 441(d) Assault weapon.- "Assault weapon" means any of the following specific firearms or their copies regardless of which company produced and manufactured that firearm:

( 1 ) American Arms Spectre da Semiautomatic carbine;
( 2 ) AK-47 in all forms;
( 3 ) Algimec AGM-1 type semi-auto;
( 4 ) AR 100 type semi-auto;
( 5 ) AR 180 type semi-auto;
( 6 ) Argentine L.S.R. semi-auto;
( 7 ) Australian Automatic Arms SAR type semi-auto;
( 8 ) Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 and 1927 semi-automatics;
( 9 ) Barrett light .50 cal. semi-auto;
(10) Beretta AR70 type semi-auto;
(11) Bushmaster semi-auto rifle;
(12) Calico models M-100 and M-900;
(13) CIS SR 88 type semi-auto;
(14) Claridge HI TEC C-9 carbines;
(15) Colt AR-15, CAR-15, and all imitations except Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifle;
(16) Daewoo MAX 1 and MAX 2, aka AR 100, 110C, K-1, and K-2;
(17) Dragunov Chinese made semi-auto;
(18) Famas semi-auto (.223 caliber);
(19) Feather AT-9 semi-auto;
(20) FN LAR and FN FAL assault rifle;
(21) FNC semi-auto type carbine;
(22) F.I.E./Franchi LAW 12 and SPAS 12 assault shotgun;
(23) Steyr-AUG-SA semi-auto;
(24) Galil models AR and ARM semi-auto;
(25) Heckler and KOCH HK-91 A3, HK-93 A2, HK-94 A2 and A3;
(26) Holmes model 88 shotgun;
(27) Avtomat Kalashnikov semiautomatic rifle in any format;
(28) Manchester Arms "Commando" MK-45, MK-9;
(29) Mandell TAC-1 semi-auto carbine;
(30) Mossberg model 500 Bullpup assault shotgun;
(31) Sterling Mark 6;
(32) P.A.W.S. carbine;
(33) Ruger mini-14 folding stock model (.223 caliber);
(34) SIG 550/551 assault rifle (.223 caliber);
(35) SKS with detachable magazine;
(36) AP-74 Commando type semi-auto;
(37) Springfield Armory BM-59, SAR-48, G3, SAR-3, M-21 sniper rifle, M1A, excluding the M1 Garand;
(38) Street sweeper assault type shotgun;
(39) Striker 12 assault shotgun in all formats;
(40) Unique F11 semi-auto type;
(41) Daewoo USAS 12 semi-auto shotgun;
(42) UZI 9mm carbine or rifle;
(43) Valmet M-76 and M-78 semi-auto;
(44) Weaver Arms "Nighthawk" semi-auto carbine; or
(45) Wilkinson Arms 9mm semi-auto "Terry".

From MD state police website, Assult Weapons (http://www.mdsp.maryland.gov/assaultweapons.html) .

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