Also - don't worry if you can't get the CLEO to sign off on your form 4. As long as you live in a state that allows SBRs, you can still get one even if your local law enforcement official won't sign for it - you do it as a corporate transfer. It can be to a trust, LLC, or corporation. It just costs an additional several hundred $$$ to start one of the above entities, but then you don't need a sign off, no fingerprints, and no photos. That's how I had to get my sear.I've studied the actual process rather extensively it's just that very few people touch on the age aspect of it.. Personally I cannot stand the look of the USC with a 16 inch barrel and would probably rather just start stocking the parts needed for the conversion.
Thanks for the confirmation about the age requirement though.
AviatorDave:It can be to a trust, LLC, or corporation. It just costs an additional several hundred $$$ to start one of the above entities, but then you don't need a sign off, no fingerprints, and no photos. That's how I had to get my sear.
Here's a link that goes into more detail.AviatorDave:
Please elaborate, sounds interesting....
Wow, I would have never thought that would work, But I guess since all the laws in this country relate to the sale of firearms it doesn't surprise the least bit.
Not directly to you from out of state, no. It would have to be shipped to your favorite NFA FFL, who would then transfer it to you.So I definitely could NOT have one shipped to me out of state?
Replacing an MP5 barrel? Oh yeah, pinned and pressed. To remove them, you first have to drive out the cross-pin that goes through the trunnion. Then press them out from the inside. It supposedly takes a 10 or 12 ton press to get them out, which are actually fairly inexpensive.As I am preparing to SBR my mp5 clone I found out that some maybe most clones barrels are pressed into the receiver so replace the barrel means heavy duty work, I was quoted a price of $50 for a gunsmith to chop the barrel. Seems to me if you dont have the money for a real MP5 you probably would go the cheap route and have it chopped. Also a transfer of a SBR would cost $200 tax stamp in state to your dealer and $200 tax stamp to you, if you buy a long barrel and "manufacture" it yourself by chopping the barrel I believe its only a one time $200 tax stamp.
Also I believe suppressors have to go through FFL dealers as well because they are NFA, but not positive on this one.
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS SUCH
But wouldn't that then void the answer to the original topic that you can buy NFA items as long as they are private sales?Not directly to you from out of state, no. It would have to be shipped to your favorite NFA FFL, who would then transfer it to you.
But you could probably find an FFL that is also a dealer of them nearby, and could just buy from their stock.
Should not be the case if it's shipped to a class 3 dealer who can own NFA weapons without a tax stamp.Also a transfer of a SBR would cost $200 tax stamp in state to your dealer and $200 tax stamp to you