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Old 02-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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I just reciently got out of the Army and I was a 240b gunner. There is a hole where My weapon system filled. My question is: What would I have to do to be able to own my beloved 240 once again (legaly)? I fear if I can't have it as a civi I'll renlist just to have it. Help?

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Old 02-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Drunk- welcome to the forum. When you sober up, stop by the introductions thread, and say hello.

Now for the bad news.

Only those machine guns already registered with the BATFE by May 1986 can be transferred to a private citizen. There are only a few M240s in that group. As a result, the price is out of sight- about $30,000. You would need to locate an available gun, contact a Class III Dealer in your home state, file paperwork with the BATFE, pay a one time $200 transfer tax, and wait for approval. IF your home state permits private ownership of a machine gun,

Alternative- get a job working for a dealer that sells machine guns. Alternative- get a job working for US Defense contractor that repairs and test fires M240s
Alternative- raise your right hand, say I do, take one step forward

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So other than the cost of the firearms all I need is the $200 tax stamp?

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OK- you reside in MD, right? MD permits possession as long as you meet Federal law. You need to find a MD class III dealer. You need to be 21, able to own a firearm, do background check paperwork with ATF, get fingerprinted, get OK from local Chief law enforcement, and have the money for the gun and tax. Dealer will also have charges for transfer.

Really- go talk with a MD dealer. Oh- try to find someplace to shoot it.

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C3, don't they make a civilian version that fires semi auto only?

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Here ya go bud.


http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/Firearms/OOWExclusiveFirearms/M240_SLR.rif

It's a tad steep for a semi auto, but its still cheaper than FA and likely more available.

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Yes, they make semi auto versions of a number of full auto firearms.


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If the girl is your Aunt Emily!

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24.2 lbs! Does anyone make a semi-auto that is heavier than that beast?

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yup.

the semi auto version of the ma-deuce!!

http://www.tnwfirearms.com/guns_m2hb.shtml

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So other than the cost of the firearms all I need is the $200 tax stamp?
And lots of money for ammo at $.70 a round. Even my 5.56 FA's get rather expensive to shoot at $.35 a round and 12 rounds a second. Can you say, 4 dollars, 4 dollars, 4 dollars. And it goes about that fast.

Not for those without extensive wallets. You can easily outshoot the price of the weapon in the first year of ownership. I know.
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