Legality of threaded barrel w/no suppressor

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by cpd499, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. cpd499

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    Is it legal to own a handgun with a threaded barrel but no suppressor?
    Location: DuPage County, Illinois
     
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    I haven't heard anything that would insinuate that it is illegal. I see them for sale from time to time.
    Someone may know more, but i would say do a search in local laws and BATF laws, if you come up short, its either legal or you didn't look hard enough.
     
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    Your city/state would be greatly appreciated to form a proper answer.

    Otherwise, you'll have 100 responses that are just guesses. . .
     
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    I have never heard of any problems with a threaded barrel. Now there may be some city ordnance that regulates that but I really doubt it. You could just as easily thread on a flash suppressor or other device which should be legal. Don't happen to live in California do you??
     
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    no! it was part of the pre-ban bill but when it was lifted so was the threaded rule. Read pre-ban laws and you'll understand
     
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    It would depend on your state/local law. For example in VA there are restrictions regarding carry of a LOADED firearm with a threaded barrel.

    The law doesn't mention revolvers, or rim fire, just center fire semi-automatics and the law only applies to specific cities/counties. And oddly enough it is OK to have a threaded barrel when hunting, as that falls under one of the exemptions.
     
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    Get a flash supressor for it and you're good to go. LOL
    It explains away the threading.
    Threading can be used for more than just a noise suppressor.
     
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    Re: Threaded barrel legality

    I like the flash hider idea best - thanks to all!
     
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    I know in Minnesota on the books its illegal to own a threaded firearm that can accept a silencer as silencers are a no-go in MN, except for the cops and the DNR to shoot suspects and rabid animals. Oddly, last fall when I was visiting family there I saw several firearms at Cabelas, Gander Mt, and Scheels with the threaded barrels. Walther P-22, HK 45 Tactical and HK MK23 were a few. Must be a law no one knows about any more cuz it was put in place back during the depression days to prevent poaching when people were hungry.:confused:
     
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