Hk mp5 a5 .22

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by loganlaw8110, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. loganlaw8110

    loganlaw8110 New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm new here, but I am thinking about getting the HK MP5 A5, (Umarex). I like it, but would like to do a major mod. You guessed it, cut down the barrel to 9" (actually, 1st guess would be go full auto). I know I need to get a Form 4 and will do so before any attempts are made at a modification and do everything legally! Does anyone know who could do it? Thx, Daniel
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum.
     

  3. Ruzai

    Ruzai New Member

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    Contact a good gunsmtih that does good NFA firearms work. Its not hard to shorten a 22lr barrel since its primarily a blow back cartidge and not a gas-operated gun. In a gas operated gun shortening the barrel can affect cycle rate and even reliablity. Most of the work can be done on a lathe with the right tools.
    $200 tax stamp plus work, make sure its what you want.
    Gonna add a silencer to it? May as well get that paperwork going through too while you're going at it with the ATF.
     
  4. loganlaw8110

    loganlaw8110 New Member

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    Hk mp5 a5

    Ruzai,
    Thanks for the advice. I guess I've got to find a good gunsmith. My son is also in Colorodo, he's stationed at Buckley. I used to go to Colorodo Springs a lot and really like the area. He loves it, and has been there since May. I went to the range today. I have a few guns; CZ 75 B, CZ Kadet, and 2 WW 2 German P-38's (Walter & Mauser). Have to run. Thanks for the advice. Regards, Daniel
     
  5. Ruzai

    Ruzai New Member

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    No problem. I did a quick check on NFAdealers.com and it looks like you have a couple choices in places to start looking. Check out the website and make a couple calls to the dealers listed, they'll get you pointed in the right direction and be more familiar with the specifics of the laws and prices and all that.