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Full Auto SKS???

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Texpatriate, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. Texpatriate

    Texpatriate Member

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    Full Auto SKS??? -- UPDATE!!! --

    I found a guy online selling an SKS for about $200 over what I'd expect to pay for one retail. So I e-mailed him to find out the details, and ask why his price is high. Here's his response:

    To which I replied:

    To which he replied:

    Now, I know that people can own full auto firearms with certain legal loopholes being jumped through, but does this sound legit? And if so, is it legal for him to transfer ownership of it in a simple FTF transaction? This doesn't sound quite right to me.
     
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  2. Shear_stress

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    Nope. Post-86. Don't go near this one.
     
  3. MT GUNNY

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Caution !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sound like a setup!!
     
  4. phorvick

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    Of course it is illegal. Maybe a sting?? Setup? Or stupid seller?
     
  5. Texpatriate

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    My thoughts exactly. What if he did it before 1986 and had the paperwork to prove it?
     
  6. Shear_stress

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    Extremely unlikely. If it was transferrable it wouldn't be $425, that's for sure. I would not not have any more contact with the seller if I were you.
     
  7. Thin Black Line

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    Interesting how I keep hearing more and more about these things all of a
    sudden and the new administration hasn't even taken their seats in the
    buildings yet.

    Yeah, just a coincidence...
     
  8. MGshaggy

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    It would be at least 20-30 times his asking price, probably a whole lot more.

    If you're still curious, ask him for a copy of his form 4 (if he bought it as a full auto) or form 1 (if he registered and converted it to full auto himself).
     
  9. foghornl

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    "Run Away, Forest....Run Away!"

    Ask for copies of the Form 1 or Form 4, but otherwise, make it plain you are NOT interested in violating Federal law.
     
  10. kentucky bucky

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    Danger, will robinson.........danger......danger!!!!!!
     
  11. Airman193SOS

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    Run.

    As you do so, think very hard about forwarding those e-mails to the ATF. Yes, I know, the ATF is not always the friend of the gun owner, but if this guy did the work himself and has an illegal weapon for sale you'll be helping out the next guy that doesn't know the law, buys the weapon, and ends up in the pokey because of it.

    Gun ownership carries certain responsibilities, and foremost among those is that we remain the law-abiding citizens we always claim to be. This guy, barring a Form 1 or 4 for the weapon, is not law-abiding and is not worthy of your silence, especially since he's trying to entice you to break the law.
     
  12. BHP FAN

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    He's already said he had a license,but I still wouldn't go anywhere near it,there's just too many fine Russian ,Chinese,Romanian,heck you name it SKS's out thereto be sniffing around one that the seller describes as haveing been ''messed with''.I would never,ever have any contact with the alphabet gang. It rarely turns out well for the ordinary guy.
     
  13. TexasRifleman

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    If he really did he would know he can't sell it.

    He's full of crap.
     
  14. Jim K

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    If he really had a Class 3 SOT, he would have clearly stated that the gun was transfrerable on a Form 4. Plus, I agree that the price would be a lot higher.

    It may be a scam or simply an idiot trying to make a buck but either way, avoid it.

    Jim
     
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    ''He's full of crap..''
    Well said Texas Rifleman.I'd stay miles away from this one.
     
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    What's a class c license? Maybe he misheard someone say "class 3"
     
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    Truck driver... Although I am not sure how that is relavent...

    Not only can you not buy it, you should turn the guy over to the ATF. Sorry to be an ars, but in cases like this you have to be careful.
     
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    Run far away and forget you ever spoke to him. Wether or not you choose to turn him in is up to you but I definitely wouldn't talk to him again, ever.

    Oh and slightly off topic but....

    No sorry...You're thinking of a Class A CDL... Class C is for cars (in most states)
     
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    Sounds like a setup....

    I agree, these have been poping up ALOT since the election.

    Some believe you have an obligation to report him to the ATF.

    Some would argue to tell the guy that he's committing felonies and federal offenses (manipulating the weapon and selling it). If he's just a dumb seller, you'll do him (and a potential buyer) a favor. If he's an undercover LEO - then he'll move on to try to find the next buyer.
     
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    I wonder if the seller is actually in the US? I believe I recall an article several years ago that in New Zealand they had a collector's class license (which they called class C) that was allowed to own full auto weapons.
     
  22. CoRoMo

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    Should Texpatriate expect to be contacted by the BATFE?:confused:
    How about requests directed to THR staff/admin by the BATFE?:(

    Just wondering.:eek::eek::eek:
    I figure that they are reading this as we type.:uhoh:
     
  23. Zundfolge

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    What if it is a sting?

    If he just ignores the guy and DOESN'T report him can the OP get in trouble?

    I've never run into one of these kind of sellers, but I've often wondered what my legal obligations are if I do.

    I don't want to turn in some schmuck who just doesn't understand the law (and as complicated as the law is I can see how you're average person could get it wrong).

    BUT I also don't want to put myself in the position where I could be arrested for failure to report or some such thing.
     
  24. MGshaggy

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    And that would change things how?

    Its still not legal to import an NFA weapon sans import permits and demo letters, and even if you have those the end user, which can only be an SOT or government agency, can only possess it as a post-sample.
     
  25. Texpatriate

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    The guy had it posted on Craig's List of all places! Not illegal, but against Craig's List's posting policies.
     
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