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The BATF Paid Me A Visit Yesterday

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by braxton14, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. wojownik

    wojownik Member

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    Yes, I should have reviewed the OP's posts more closely. I'll stick with the other observation that the FFL could just have contacted the company sending the item. The FFL wasted his customer's time, worried him unnecessarily, and wasted some taxpayer dollars.
     
  2. PONTIACDM

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    Did they ask you about the 2 revolvers you mentioned?
     
  3. braxton14

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    Yea, it was pretty much in regards to the multiple handgun transfer that I mentioned earlier
     
  4. BHP FAN

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    Glad it all worked out.
     
  5. braxton14

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    Update: After finally reaching the ATF's Firearm Technology branch, I got transferred to a line with an automated message saying to mail them a letter with my questions and they'll try to get back to me within 6 weeks!

    The agent that gave me the problem (and her boss) verified that its a semi and said that I'm good to go, but i still want some sort of letter from their firearm tech branch saying im cleared after they look at it (I'd have to mail the gun after contacting them). Ughhhh
     
  6. Sam1911

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    I understand your desire to have a letter, but I doubt the practical value of it. Have you spoken to the manufacturer? He should be able to point you at the conversion plans he uses and probably keeps on file a letter from the BATFE explaining that his method (or whichever method he uses) of making the gun operate as semi-auto only is kosher.

    I'd imagine he'd be a whole lot more responsive than the BATFE on this.
     
  7. RetiredUSNChief

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    I'm with Sam1911 on this. Though I'm a big proponent of documentation in such encounters, this may rapidly reach the point of diminishing returns for you.

    You've legally purchased this, presumably from a reputable dealer/person. That person, given the nature of this particular weapon, should have all the documention/details on it, right down to the serial number. In otherwords, there should be a verifiable paper trail all the way down to the point where you picked up the weapon at your LGS.

    Simply keep a copy of all these records wherever it is that you keep other important papers.
     
  8. braxton14

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    I dont have links or a cloth belt yet so I taped the bullets together and mocked it up onto the gun for the picture's sake haha.

    I just need more ammo!

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    Glad to have it and have the BS behind me!
     
  9. wv109323

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    I reckon I may have myself into trouble. When they asked if it was full auto or semi-auto I would have said "Let's go out to the range and see if it goes full auto"
     
  10. dcarch

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    Is that one of those dreaded barrel shrouds I see? For shame, good sir!
     
  11. braxton14

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    yep..bullets come out of each of those hole simultaneously for maximum carnage
     
  12. armoredman

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    Very nice toy, sir, glad it all worked out.
     
  13. PedalBiker

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    Nice method for brass recovery!
     
  14. MistWolf

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    Hello, McFly- Critical thinking time! Would a gunshop owner put his business in jeopardy by having an illegal machinegun in his shop out where everyone could see it?
     
  15. PGT

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    that looks sweet! Glad it worked out ok for you. I think its reasonable for BATFE to want to inspect given how easy open bolt guns can (apparently) be converted.
     
  16. Deanimator

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    Real Browning M1917 and M1919 MACHINE GUNS fire from a CLOSED bolt.
     
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