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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rangemasta, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. rangemasta

    rangemasta Member

    Ae RPGs legal to own? I've heard of a few at ginsows and auctions and heard of other desructive devices being legal. :banghead:
  2. boofus

    boofus Guest

  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I get mine at Phil's Place.

  4. eab

    eab Well-Known Member

    The army ROTC guys have some deactivated RPGS in their storage closet at MTU. All we Air Force guys got are some deativated 1903s for drill......
  5. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    Wait a minute! The Brady Bunch said if'n I was a terrorist I could buy these -- no questions asked -- at any gun show. Anyway, how are they any different than those .50 caliber airline-downer guns????

  6. whm1974

    whm1974 Well-Known Member

    That 1986 law as far as I know only applyed to "machine guns" Now the round itself being considered "Destructive Device" I belive that you can get rockets with inert heads you could shoot. I could be wrong on that however.

  7. akviper

    akviper Well-Known Member

    What Henry Bowman said. According to the network news shows you can find this stuff every where and buy it up no questions asked. I must be frequenting the wrong gun shows as the last few I attended mostly had fishing stuff, knives, jewelry, and mres for sale. Actual firearms tables seemed to be in the minority. Maybe I didn't look hard enough.
  8. Technosavant

    Technosavant Well-Known Member


    I don't go to all that trouble. I find them right outside my door. :D :D :D
  9. Randy in Arizona

    Randy in Arizona Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the Toilet Mint Flavored Hotdogs, Beanie Babies, and Jerky! :evil: :evil: :evil:
  10. RevDisk

    RevDisk Well-Known Member

    Yes, RPG's are legal to own. You'd have to register them as destructive devices. Each round would be a destructive device also, I suspect. Probably be cheaper to get licensed as a DD dealer or manufacturer so that you don't have to pay the tax on each round.

    Here's some photos of the RPG I got to mess around with. Note how shiny and polished the wood is. No, they didn't let me bring it back to the States. Sigh... sniffle


  11. roo_ster

    roo_ster Well-Known Member


    Is that a AN/PVS-4 on the RPG?

    Was it one of the rebuilt puppies with the third gen image intensifier guts?
  12. RevDisk

    RevDisk Well-Known Member

    cough, cough. No idea what you could possibly mean. :D

    Notice the lovely stock on the RPG that is also non-standard? Hand polished, very nice wood.

    Edit : Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations :evil:
  13. scout26

    scout26 Well-Known Member

    Back when I was stationed in Germany (when The Wall came down), you coudl deedeely bop over to East Berlin and buy ANYTHING Soviet made for a couple bucks, I got a complete uniform for $10. (and was ripped off). I imagine I could have gotten a couple of crates of AK's and RPG's for a song.

    I know a Czech bar owner got a whole T-72 for three bottles of vodka.
  14. dloken

    dloken member

    Why not cut the tube to BATF specs and then have it rewelded/whatever by a SOT (Has to be a special type to make DDs too) back here in the US.

    Since it's rocket powered is the tube even a destructive device though? I know the explosive round would be but a non-explosive practice round would be like a big model rocket or something, heh.
  15. RevDisk

    RevDisk Well-Known Member

    DoD says no-go. It's a war trophy, even deactivated. Individual soldiers can't have them. Unless it's going to hang on the President's wall.

    It's still a DD. The RPG is used to fire the rocket. Nice try. :D

    I'm tempted to look up the spec sheets on the RPG. Wonder how hard it would be to manufacture on my own... I remember the internals being dead simple. Even having a dummy version would be amusing.
  16. dloken

    dloken member

    The bore exceeding .50 thing applies to firearms and a rocket tube by definition isn't a firearm. An explosive round would definately be a DD.

    http://www.sellagun.net/Classifieds/CPViewItem.asp?ID=15237 Interesting?

    Who says it has to be a soldier though, i'm sure you can find them on sale in other countries (Especially former Soviet satellite states). Get it torch cut to ATF standards in that country if the tube is indeed a DD and mail it back to the US.
  17. jobu07

    jobu07 Well-Known Member

    I wonder where he parks that beast?
  18. mfree

    mfree Well-Known Member

    What would I do? Can you take the optics off the top and bring them back, take lots of pictures with a ruler around, and have someone make you a replica tube and handle/trigger assembly here?

    Or does that optics package count as a war trophy too?
  19. Too Many Choices!?

    Too Many Choices!? Well-Known Member

    NO IMPORTING DD, MG, or Semi auto receivers or anything else cool for civie consumers

    Da*n import bans :cuss: !!
  20. zippo8

    zippo8 Well-Known Member

    Anywhere he wants. :D

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