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Old 12-09-2011, 02:45 PM   #21
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Well you're getting into a very dangerous situation here if this truly is a non-papered automatic. I'm not sure what your friend should do at this moment but I'd find out right now what's legal in your neck of the woods and then follow that procedure. And it might be wise to field strip it and keep the parts in separate locations (not in the same dwelling!) so it's at least in non-operable condition until the legal thing is done.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #22
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good advice ill have to pass on the message, im not to sure about it being papered but id imagine its in his fathers name i've never really asked him about it too much other than to see it and then it goes right back into his gun safe
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This whole thing sounds fishy. A man in his right mind wouldn't "gift" guns with this much value to a 20-year old son. A son who is already selling them off. You sure he's telling you the whole story?
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If you like your friend, stop telling people he's got autos. Unless of course they are stolen, maybe you don't really like him that much, and the people you tell are LE (by the way we have many of those here, so you've already told LE). He won't be your friend anymore when he gets out of prison and he's walking funny.

I don't like telling folks to do anything illegal, but I believe in personal freedom as long as no one is being trampled on.

You ever hear the expression "shoot, shovel, and shut up"?
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you have a very valid point but lets hope so, i ve known him for about 6+ years now and his "story" behind selling the ar is because he didnt have any use for it since his fairly new purchase about 3 months bushmaster M4a3 with a trigicon scope and some other stuff on it. It wasnt like he was "pushing to sale it" it was more like he had his gun safe open about a 4 weeks ago and i was looking at his m4 when i saw the ar and was asking him about it and he was like yeah its forsale but i am not in a rush to sell it really

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His dad, assuming he's in his right mind, should get first dibs on this AR before someone else gets a shot at it for $300. Fair's fair.

I hate to hear stories like this. Someone in this one is NOT in their right mind.
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Here's hoping everything is above board and legit.

A semi-auto Thompson (Auto Ordnance) is still a Thompson.

As for the SP1...if your friend wants to sell it to you for $300 and you would like an AR15 in that configuration to shoot and enjoy you should go for it as his price is very good. Like 1970's-80's good.

Anything on an AR can be switched around and reconfigured but if it were me (and it's not ) I would leave the SP1 in original configuration and enjoy it as is, being happy with the purchase price.

While you are enjoying it, you could build up another AR over time and learn all the intimate details of the weapons and get one configured exactly how you want it.
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If you follow neilage's advice, when all is said and done, you can sell the colt to me for a profit at 400.
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