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PeteZaHut 04-17-2012 09:57 PM

Why is full auto so expensive?
Everything full-auto I see on gunbroker costs thousands. Is it similarly expensive to have someone convert a semi-auto gun to full-auto (assuming you live in a state where it's legal). In VA, I think you have to pay a couple hundred bucks to register a fully auto weapon, but is it a process that really costs thousands of dollars?

sputnik1988 04-17-2012 10:05 PM

Supply and demand, no new full autos can be made after 1986 and the demand is massive. The price is set by how bad someone wants it.

Jpyle 04-17-2012 10:05 PM

It is illegal to convert any firearm to full auto...has been for decades. Reason full auto is expensive is limited supply, high demand. 1980s era Firearms act prohibits sale or posession of full auto to existing firearms newly manufactured full auto to anyone but Military and LE agencies, civi posession now a Federal crime punishable by fines and prison.

flyspooky 04-17-2012 10:05 PM

And again...

Google "May 1986" and "automatic" and you will find all your answers explaining prices and the (il)legality of converting semis to full.

Long story short: Supply and demand. No increase in supply in 25 years...

PeteZaHut 04-17-2012 10:07 PM

well that explains it. shows how out of the loop I am. I guess I'll just pull the trigger really fast and pretend

Jpyle 04-17-2012 10:11 PM

Don't pull it too fast or the BATFE may rule your finger an illegal device. :)

dog2000tj 04-17-2012 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by PeteZaHut (Post 773936)
well that explains it. shows how out of the loop I am. I guess I'll just pull the trigger really fast and pretend

take a trip to youtube and look up some paintballing videos. You would be surprised at how fast some can pull a trigger :cool:

flyspooky 04-17-2012 10:33 PM

If you're interested, there's always a Slide-Fire stock. Expensive (@ $350?), but if you just gotta have full-auto, that will simulate it for much less cost and legal hassle than a class 3 weapon

JonM 04-18-2012 01:49 AM

if your gonna dip into the class3 game you will die of old age before the price ever decreases. since 1986 class3 have only ever gone up in price never down. not even gold does that.

UrbanNinja 04-18-2012 01:58 AM

If you want a full auto that bad and cant get a class 3... check this thing out.

Scroll down to "BMF trigger system" turns your rifle into a gattling gun. :D

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