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Posted: 3/20/2006 4:38:54 PM EST
Co-worker of mine with a CC&R said that he got his new book of BATF regs, and in it is a rule that all imported kit guns must be cut across the front trunnion now. This is for ALL imported kits, not just AK's.
He said he'll bring it in tmw.

If this is true, then this may be the end of cheap homebuilts, or even the end of homebuilts from imports, period.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:44:31 PM EST
No worries if thats true. Global is making trunnions.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:17:04 AM EST
Most kits come cut across the front of trunnion. They cut the receiver across in front of the trunnion and in a couple other places.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:33:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 1:02:37 PM EST by FREEFALLE7]
Old news, It would be hell trying to cut thru the receiver and the barrel anyway.

They will keep cutting them the same way,right behind the trunion.

Or they will remove the barrel.

Dont worry the sky is not falling.

FREE
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:23:10 AM EST
My new ATF book shows cuts for only 4 firearms. The ATF wanted to show clearly to the importers where to torch cut the Browning 1919, Sten,FN FAL and H&K G3. The cuts do go through the chamber area of the barrel.



Example:

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:16:10 AM EST
After all that cutting thats the point! Not much left to use!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:00:38 PM EST
Do you have a pic of the cuts for a AK??

FREE



Originally Posted By FireBase:
My new ATF book shows cuts for only 4 firearms. The ATF wanted to show clearly to the importers where to torch cut the Browning 1919, Sten,FN FAL and H&K G3. The cuts do go through the chamber area of the barrel.



Example:

home.dejazzd.com/mosin1891/stencuts.jpg

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:46:23 PM EST
Just looked at my latest regs...
no pics of required cuts for AKs, just 1919s, G3s, Stens, FNFALS
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:42:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By mykrowyre:
After all that cutting thats the point! Not much left to use!



no kidding
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:13:42 PM EST
Well it sounds good for AKS.

So they are now cutting up the barrel sleeve on the M1919???

FREE




Originally Posted By Scharfschutz:
Just looked at my latest regs...
no pics of required cuts for AKs, just 1919s, G3s, Stens, FNFALS

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:47:01 PM EST
Please post picture of 1919 cuts.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:06:06 AM EST
This rumor started a couple years ago when those diagrams first showed up. The drawings have little to do with importation of kits. They describe the cuts needed to destroy a receiver if the receiver parts are to be sold. Most kits don't include all of the receiver parts, so it is a moot point.

www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/2005/p53004/rulings.pdf

The diagrams are near the end of the document. Here's a sample quote:



An ATF-approved method of destruction
for the Browning M1919
type machinegun will result in the
severed portions of the receiver
being importable for unrestricted
commercial sale.



It is specifically refering to the approved method of destruction so that the receiver parts may be sold.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:41:37 AM EST
Browning 1919 cut diagram, here it is:



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