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law in MA on mags

Discussion in 'Legal' started by David Martin, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. David Martin

    David Martin Member

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    Background and Into:
    I am 20 years old and live in MA and do not have a firearms permit yet, but I have an antique (1896 manufacture) Chilean Mauser. The plan is to convert my Mauser to 7.62x51 with removable magazines. I am planning on buying every part that I can without a permit, so that when I get my FID, I will be able to buy ammo for it.

    I've been searching all the forums and Massachusetts laws for an answer to an odd question. I can't make heads or tails of some of the MA laws.

    My question is 2 parts;
    1) can one buy pre-ban magazines w/o a permit? how about high cap pre-ban mags?
    2) what parts are restricted for sale to non permit holders (I know that ammo/ammo parts, and frames/receivers are illegal for me)?
     
  2. doom

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    Good luck running higher pressures ammo through the gun.
     
  3. Loosedhorse

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    Nope, not sure. But MA laws do mention that the licensing laws and "large capacity weapon" laws do not apply to pre-1899 guns.

    IANAL.
     
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  4. drsfmd

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    I can't answer your questions about Mass law, but this conversion is a bad and likely dangerous idea...
     
  5. jonnyc

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    Keep the Mauser a Mauser, and buy something MA-compliant that gets you what you want. You have a bit of time before you're 21 to figure it out.
     
  6. David Martin

    David Martin Member

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    You guys are right, I did my research (which I should have done before). The 95 mauser is NOT a good 7.62N rifle, they BLOW UP!!!!

    I'm keeping it a mauser

    thanks
     
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