A1 - I am sorry brother, but this is something you can't get around legally.i found a 1928 thompson submachine gun 45cal in a wooden case the person doesnt have papers with it .Is there anyway to to get the papers needed to buy it and sell to a collector/
That was already my thought. Take it apart, tell the atf you have a RECEIVER without papers and ask to research if it was ever registered. If it was, then just put it back together. If it wasn't, then mail them the receiver and sell the rest of the parts as a parts kit...ya could throw the reciever away and part that sucker out for some $$$$
Not without spending a TON. Apparently, there are some real difficult steps to get around with the stock FA thompson when trying to convert it. I looked into it already. Everyone says it's just cheaper to buy the current kahr semi-auto that convert a real tommy. And this is from the guys over at weaponeer.net, who can build guns from scratch (not from parts kits, but 100% custom from big blocks of metal), so they KNOW what they are talking about.Just curious, could it be converted to semi and then be kept?