Originally Posted By timkel:
I'm no lawyer. But a repro stock used to be legal on a C&R original Broomhandle pistol. They are exempt from NFA along with some Inglis and Luger pistols.
This is a sample letter I found on net. This letter was not in response to a C-96. But you get the idea.
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20226
MAY 29 1981
Dear Dr. :
This refers to your letters of March 13 and March 30, 1981, in which you ask that certain Luger and Browning Hi-Power pistols equipped with reproduction shoulder stocks be considered for removal from the provisions of the National Firearms Act.
It is not the policy of this Bureau to render a classification on a shoulder stock which in and of itself is not subject to the provisions of the Gun Control Act or the NFA. However, as you are aware, certain Luger and Browning Hi-Power pistols when accompanied by original shoulder stocks have been removed from the purview of the NFA.
Our Firearms Classification Panel has examined your request and it is their opinion that the above mentioned pistols equipped with currently made reproduction shoulder stocks which either duplicate or closely approximate the dimensions and configuration of the original stocks would also be primarily of interest to collectors
and not likely to be used as weapons. Therefore, any Luger or Browning Hi-Power pistol which would be removed from the purview of the NFA if equipped with an original shoulder stock, would also not be subject to the NFA if equipped with a reproduction shoulder stock which either duplicates or closely approximates the dimensions and configuration of the original stock.
It must be pointed out that should one of the subject reproduction stocks be attached to any handgun which has not been specifically removed from the purview of the NFA with an original stock, the combination would be subject to all of the registration and transfer provisions of the NFA.
We trust that the foregoing has been responsive to your inquiry.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us.
C. Michael Hoffman
(Technical and Scientific Services)
Originally Posted By para_frame:
I found a 6 digit SN Mauser C96 in 30 Mauser in fair condition with repo stock and holster harness for $650 today. My question is I remember reading something about the use of the stock only being exempt from the NFA if it is the original stock (I know it is with Browning Hi Powers). Am I remembering correctly? If I am, does the ATF still allow people to register them as C&R SBRs or would it be like registering a new SBR? (Ignore California laws for the purpose of this thread please, you will get them wrong, thanks.)