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    Legal question......

    I am a machinist and have a machine shop and I am cursed with an insatiable curiosity about mechanical things.

    Is there a legal way to build your own MG?
    Not for resale or anything like that just for your own private use. And I'm not talking about converting a semi auto, I mean scratch building something like a Sten etc

    Of course I will have to wait until I move to NM
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    I don't believe you can ,legally,
    all NFA rules would apply and I think manufacturing full auto's has been banned for a while now,

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    Last time I talked to an ATF agent he said its about the same as converting a semi auto to full auto. Generally illegal and if you just hafta you must go through all the legal routes and pay the government a lot of money and wait a really long time. You must also have a gun manufacturing license. In other words, it'd be easier just to buy a full auto after all the paperwork.

    Interestingly enough, he admitted that most people break federal [ATF] laws out of ignorance and usually nothing happens to them if they're one time offenders such as kids with sawed-off shotguns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Star View Post
    In other words, it'd be easier just to buy a full auto after all the paperwork.
    I guess the next question would be then how much $ would it cost then?
    Looking at prices of $10,000 and up for an existing weapon.....!!!!
    Plus it wouldn't be near as much fun to just buy it
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    Some states are in various stages of passing legislation declaring that federal firearms laws no longer apply to their residents and purely domestic use. In those jurisdictions, I imagine there will be a way to do what you propose without federal regulation, within the context of residence in a state that has made provision for same.
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    Check this out



    Obviously this guy made this.
    So I'm guess from the answers in this thread that this item is not legal.
    What a hoot
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    actually those have been around since the 80's ,reason full auto's are so damned expensive.....the manufacture of machine guns for private sale has been nixed since 1986,the only ones manufactured now are for Law Enforcement .

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    You would need to be to be a Class 2 SOT to be able to legally manufacture a fully automatic firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    You would need to be to be a Class 2 SOT to be able to legally manufacture a fully automatic firearm.
    Is that expensive to do?
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    To get a Class 2 SOT status, you need a manufacturer FFL, which includes Type 7, 10 - and pay a yearly $1000 or $500 (reduced rate for small manufacturers) tax due every July 1st.

    The yearly fee for a FFL 07 is $150. Manufacturer of Firearms other than Destructive Devices

    The yearly fee for a FFL 10 is $3000. Manufacturer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing Ammunition
    Last edited by Popeye; 04-18-2010 at 10:59 PM.
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