ATF Classifies Semi-Auto MG42 a "Firearm"

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Postby fal lover » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:04 am

:jump: SUPER

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Postby BELTLEAD » Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:06 am

Orin,

Does that also imply that the MG34 would be considered the same?

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Postby EZFEED » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:21 am

Any ground weapon such as these that are shoulder supported, tripod mounted, beltfed, and are not weapons that you can just pick up and fire from your shoulder like your grandads .22 will always be reclassified as a "firearm" as defined. Even a weapon like the mag fed Browning BAR and it's foreign relatives should be reclassified as "firearms". Weight and bulkiness of a weapon and if the weapon was originally a crew served weapon will have bearing on how it is classsified.

The MG-34 will fall under this same classification.

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Postby Colorado1919 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:26 am

Thanx 7.62X51 good work!! Now if we could get congress to end the barrel ban we would have it made.
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Postby ctyankee » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:19 pm

That is good news. I wonder how a Bren would be defined as well :o

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Postby MauserMatt » Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:30 pm

Sweet! No US parts BS to deal with!

Thanks Orin!!
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Postby Wolfgang » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:58 am

Thanks for the information. I've printed it off for my records. I hope to receive my MG42 kit from Sportsman's Guide in the next few days. :mg:

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Postby grovb » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:40 pm

Any body here know how Illinois is on semiautomatic mg-42's?
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Re: ATF Classifies Semi-Auto MG42 a "Firearm"

Postby Schwartzer » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:14 am

Since that link is broken can someone post the document from the ATF?

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Re: ATF Classifies Semi-Auto MG42 a "Firearm"

Postby 762x51 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:48 pm

Schwartzer wrote:Since that link is broken can someone post the document from the ATF?


It's a dead issue -

ATF rescinded the letter declaring the semi MG42 a "firearm" about one month later.
A semi MG42 is a "rifle" according to the ATF because it has a butt-stock.

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