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RPG-7s?

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

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  1. rangemasta

    rangemasta Member

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

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    I get mine at Phil's Place.

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  4. eab

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    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......
     
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    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????


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    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.

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    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.
     
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    Justin...

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

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    RevDisk:

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    I wonder where he parks that beast?
     
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    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?
     
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    NO IMPORTING DD, MG, or Semi auto receivers or anything else cool for civie consumers

    Da*n import bans :cuss: !!
     
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    Anywhere he wants. :D
     
  21. RevDisk

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    The weapon itself is really simplistic. I've seen parts charts for them. I'm pondering how difficult it would be to actually build the thing and DD it. I'll write the BATFE and ask. If I built the thing, I'd want all the documentation I could possibly get IN WRITING that it's legal. Real or fake. Anyone remember the fake grenades written up as DD's by the BATFE?

    Last thing I want to see is my face on the news about a "suspected terrorist" caught with an RPG and "terrorism manuals". (My book collection is very diverse.)


    Simple glass optics I think are ok. I asked JAG about bayonets, empty mags and optics for the AK47. Well, Dragunov optics. I got it in writing that it was ok, and I was discreet. Informally got permission (in writing) from my command also. NVG's and thermals, I don't know. You'd have to consult JAG and command policy. Even if JAG clears it, command policy might forbid it. Remember, get everything in writing. Makes copies. Keep copies in safe place.
     
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    zippo8: You beat me too that response. :)
     
  23. dloken

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    See that's where the torching comes in. If it is torched and brought in it's nothing but a pile of scrap metal so far as the ATF is concerned. If a US SOT rewelds it or whatever it is US made and therefore transferable.
     
  24. RevDisk

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    Not exactly. MG's that are not registered are forbidden from made. The registry is closed for civilians, only police and military are allowed to have 'em. DD's are also highly regulated, you have to be a licensed DD importer. Semi's can also be imported, but there are rules on that too. Parts counts, only from certain countries, limits on how many you can import, can't be overly military looking, etc.

    Torch cutting is not a simple job of rewelding. I'd prefer not to fire a weapon I know has been torched, and then rewelded. If done by someone less than an expert... uhm, not good things.

    The laws are very tricky on importation. One slip, you're in a world of hurt.
     
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