Would you build a GB-22 in order to make a profit at a Gun Buy Back?

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Would you build a GB-22 for the purpose of trading it in at a Gun Buy Back Program

  1. Yes, most definately.

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  2. Yes, but I dont have the tools/skills necessary

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  3. Possibly, depending on the value I would receive for it.

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  4. No, waste of time and effort.

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  1. Acera

    Acera Member

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    Serbu Firearms has posted on their website plans for building an inexpensive functional handgun for the specific purpose of trading it in at gun buy backs.

    It is a single shot, .22LR that can be made at home.

    http://serbu.myshopify.com/products/gb-22-plans

    I am more interested in if you would contemplate making one of these for trading in, and reasons for and against. I think the discussion of safety, validity of gun buy backs, accuracy, whether or not it needs a optic or night sights, etc. is best suited for an entirely new thread.

    From an article about the gun.

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/01/27/serbu-firearms-shot-2017/

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  2. BearBrimstone

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    I would never do it, but it is an interesting concept.
     
  3. lysanderxiii

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    Way to nice to waste in a gun "buy-back"....
     
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  4. rskent

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    I would never build a gun just for a buyback.

    I would, however build one just because it’s kind of neat, and just because I like spending time playing in my workshop.
     
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  5. Darkbob

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    I would do it. I have not built any firearms, but I hope to someday. I'd put together the cheapest looking piece of junk (that would still be functional) just to show everyone that I could.

    Now, I do plan on making some someday to keep. MachIVShooter is my hero.
     
  6. commygun

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    My time has value, especially my free time. No buyback is ever going to compensate you adequately for what you put into the gun.
     
  7. silicosys4

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    No way i'm spending 3-5 hours and $25 on supplies to make a $100 gift card
     
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  8. pintler

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    IANAL, but: if you make one as a fun project, then decide you don't like it you certainly can turn it in at a buyback or otherwise sell it.

    If you make one with the intent to turn it in in exchange for something of value, I'd be worried about someone construing that as being an unlicensed manufacturer.
     
  9. pintler

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    BTW, if anyone has spent the $12 - is it just a drawing, or a tutorial book, or what? How do they rifle the barrel, for example?
     
  10. chicharrones

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    And it would take me much more time than 5 hours because I'd be doing it all with hand tools.
     
  11. W.E.G.

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    I hope I'm never that bored.
     
  12. GAF

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    By the time I got done making that gun I could fix enough computers at $40 an hour to go out and buy a nice handgun.
    I would never sell any gun at any buy back program. I would rather cut it into pieces and throw it in the nearest river or lake.
     
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  13. Snyper

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    I have a friend who is a gunsmith who has cleaned out his junk drawers that contained guns which couldn't be repaired and taken them to "buy backs".

    It's fun to get $100 for a broken Lorcin or Jennings that sold for $50 when it was new.
     
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    Way too much trouble.
     
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    I don't want my name and face associated with buy-backs ...
     
  16. rskent

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    Absolutely !
     
  17. bannockburn

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    Interesting design but definitely a waste of time, money, and effort. If I build a gun it's for my own pleasure and use; not for some misguided gun buyback program.
     
  18. jmr40

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    I already have 2-3 junkers just waiting for the next gun buy back. But I don't see another happening locally.
     
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    My thought exactly.

    In the bottom photograph of post #1, the barrel appears to be a Serbu branded part, but it's not shown as available on their site, so I assume it is something that the maker is supposed to fabricate themselves. But then that brings us back to pintler's question about how the barrel is rifled? And if the barrel wasn't riflled, wouldn't the resulting GB-22 be illegal?
     
  20. lysanderxiii

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    The barrel does not have to be rifled, in order to make a "functional pistol". A smooth bore .22 RF would still be very dangerous at close range.

    A barrel does not have to be rifled to make a "legal pistol", Dixie Gunworks has been selling smooth-bores pistols for years.

    These would be better for a buy-back....
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  21. Elkins45

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    Way too much work for the reward.
     
  22. Dog Soldier

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    While you are making guns to surrender in this war on the 2nd Amendment? You may as well stitch up some "White Flags". But not for my Army. :p:D
     
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  23. pintler

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    "A barrel does not have to be rifled to make a "legal pistol", Dixie Gunworks has been selling smooth-bores pistols for years."

    Are those modern rimfire or centerfire guns? Because the ATF seems to think smoothbore handguns are AOW's:

    "It is important to note that any pistol or revolver having a barrel without a rifled bore does not fit within the exclusion and is an “any other weapon” subject to the NFA."

    bottom of section 2.1.5 in:
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/atf-national-firearms-act-handbook-chapter-2/download

    I think muzzleloaders et al. get a pass because they are 'Antique firearms':
    "The term “antique firearm” means any firearm not designed or redesigned for using rim fire or conventional center fire ignition with fixed ammunition and manufactured in or before 1898 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system or replica thereof..."
    paragraph G here:
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/5845
     
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  25. Sam1911

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    Yeah, a modern cartridge-firing handgun MUST have a rifled barrel.
     
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