Originally Posted by g2gunny
Is it possible to get a full auto preban gun. I have heard you need a class III license, but how do I get that?
Also how much does one cost?
Easy. Find a class 2 or 3 SOT in your area go see him pick one out pay and get your paperwork done send that and a 200 dollar check to the ATF and wait wait wait a little more then in 5 or 6 months your stamp comes in and you own a mg.
Personal recommendations from me. If you have kids family or spouse you want to be able to use the NFA item without you being there or you want to make leaving it to them easy get a NFA trust. This also removes the requirement for fingerprint cards pictures and Local LE sign off.
Now with a MG you can only buy a PRE 1986 ( no such thing as pre ban mg ) so this means availability is low and cost is high. You can get a new mac for 4 grand aprox then you move up to say a m16 for about 15 grand and up and up.
For fun factor I recommend unless your doing it for collector reasons get a m16, mac or H&K as these allow you to go with different calibers a m16 you can out any upper you want on it form 22lr to wildcats all pistol calibers and such. Mac you can use 45 9mm and 22lr with a H&K you can switch the trigger pack between guns so you can have a 5.56, .308 and a 9mm. The H&K are not cheap a auto sear alone will run you over 10 gran
I have been a NFA ( national Firearms Act ) collector for a long time and have gone through the process may times.