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Old 01-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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Have posted before about a knife/pistol i had inherited, and after learning more realized i should probably get it registered. I believe it would be class 3 and curio/relic. Whats the best way to get this process started? Will i have to pay the 200$ tax? I have been trying to figure this out on my own but its getting confusing. Have thought about going to my local sheriffs office but am alittle paranoid they might take it from me. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Old 01-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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consult a lawyer familiar with firearms issues of your state. your local gunstore should be able to recomend one. getting legal advice on the interweb isnt wise.

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The knife is a pistol or the pistol shoots knives? I am a bit confused as well. Pics can be found where?

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Pics can be found in this forum if you search a "knife that shoots .22", or Google Huntsman pistol/Knife.

I'm not looking for legal advice, my thread title was meant to be a joke, just trying to figure out the best way to go about this from people who have done it before. Hoping a lawyer won't be needed for this.

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Not qualified to give advice on anything except sex, guns, and bourbon (in that order)

If you have one of the early pocket knives that could also fire a .22 cartridge, the BATFE lumped most of those under the "Any Other Weapon" category as a disguised firearm. Similar to a cane gun.

Good news- the Federal Transfer tax on one is $5, not $200. And if inheriting a Class III item that has already been registered, then no tax.

Bad news- If not already registered, pretty sure BATFE may not permit it to BE reigistered. Answer would come from the BATFE Technical Firearms branch over in (IIRC) Morgantown WV. You could call, talk with them as a hypothetical, or use a lawyer as a cutout (privileged communication)

Hell, if I get a chance, I'll call them this week, and ask for ya. I talk with them about other matters from time to time. Not in prison yet.

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Not qualified to give advice on anything except sex, guns, and bourbon (in that order)

If you have one of the early pocket knives that could also fire a .22 cartridge, the BATFE lumped most of those under the "Any Other Weapon" category as a disguised firearm. Similar to a cane gun.

Good news- the Federal Transfer tax on one is $5, not $200. And if inheriting a Class III item that has already been registered, then no tax.

Bad news- If not already registered, pretty sure BATFE may not permit it to BE reigistered. Answer would come from the BATFE Technical Firearms branch over in (IIRC) Morgantown WV. You could call, talk with them as a hypothetical, or use a lawyer as a cutout (privileged communication)

Hell, if I get a chance, I'll call them this week, and ask for ya. I talk with them about other matters from time to time. Not in prison yet.



Thanks for that info. I also read about not being able to register it if it wasn't already registered, was hoping that wasn't for my situation. I don't know if it is registered or not(assuming not). So if its not i'm supposed to turn it in or destroy it? Seems like a waste of a unique and rare knife/pistol.
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As I understand the NFA, if you come into possession of an unregistered NFA, you are to turn it in to the BATFE for destruction, and I wholeheartedly agree that is a waste. Some of the folks I know at BATFE agree- there is a crapload of stuff coming out of closets as an older generation passes away. Things like Marble Gamegetters, Ithaca Auto Burglars- anyway.... My offer to call for verification was sincere, and still open. Let me know.

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I appreciate your offer, and would like to take you up on it. I'm starting to think i opened a can of worms and would have been better off leaving it in a drawer. Either way i look forward to hearing any information you learn. Thank you.

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