Do NFA regulations apply to antique firearms?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms & Related Items' started by CampingJosh, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. zant

    zant Active Member

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    As a side topic-did'nt NFA exempt Trapper model(15" barrel) a few years ago??Winchester did'nt make a lot of them.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    BATFE has a lot of leeway under the law about categorizing specific firearms, and I seem to recall that they exempted that model from the NFA and declared it a C&R. Note that those are two separate determinations. A gun can be a C&R (a WWII TSMG for example) and still be under the NFA as a MG, SBR, etc.)

    Jim
  3. CampingJosh

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    OK then.

    So even if ATF determines that it is a Title II weapon and that I have to pay the $200 tax prior to converting it, it still seems that a shotgun manufactured prior to 1899 would still be exempted from the Indiana ban on short barrel shotguns.

    I think this may be my project no matter which way ATF determines on this one.
  4. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    OK, the letter is going with me to the post office. We'll see what response I get.
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    Hey Josh, it's been three years. Did you ever hear back? What was the decision?
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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I never got a response.

    I kind of gave up on the idea for the time being. Wifey decided to go back to school for a master's degree, so money has been going to Ball State University instead of to guns. Seventeen months left.

    I ought to resend that letter, though.

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