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Posted: 9/15/2004 9:41:21 AM EDT
i buddy of mine has a mp5 in NY, he bought it threw the police dpt. he says he got it new in the box. but he dont know if its transferable or not?

anyway to tell?

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:45:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:47:13 AM EDT by innocent_bystander]

How do you not know if your nfa gun is transferrable?

Is he LEO?

Did you look at his paperwork?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:53:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:55:13 AM EDT by russr]
he says he dont remember doing any... he said they just got them threw the dept.

he is med. retired from the dept after 911 injurys

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:17:08 AM EDT
Call the ATF and ask them to run a check.

Seriously - I've done it myself.

Use a pay phone if you want, but they should be a ble to find out.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:57:55 AM EDT
Hmmm.... well, let's see: NY does not allow civilian ownership of MG's - and he is a civilian at this point. There are very few examples of transferable factory MP5's since the GCA prohibited transfer to civlians of imported MG's in 1968. Most of the transferable "MP5's" are converted HK94's. Based on the way he got it, it sounds like a factory gun (i.e., NIB), and I doubt its been sitting in a box since 1968. So , unfortunately, its probably safe to assume that it is contraband at this point.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:00:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 12:00:45 PM EDT by shaggy]
Russ -

If he has an MP5 in New York there are only a few possibilities:

1.Its not a MP5 (full-auto), but an HK94 (semi-auto). He just doesn't know the difference.

2. He's full of shit.

3. He used a department-owned MP5 when he was employed, and took it with him upon retirement, thus making him a felon.

Possession of NFA weapons is prohibited by individuals in NY. There is currently no exeption for retired LEO. There was a short period for a LEO exeption, but it has long-since expired and was only applicable while employed. Additionally a post-86 weapon couldn't be transfered to him from the deptartment.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:37:40 PM EDT
so if a call the ATF with the SN# they can tell me if its kosher?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:14:14 PM EDT
They won't tell you anything if its not registered to you; taxpayer privileged info. You'll need the serial number and enough info from the registration form (1, 4, 3...) to at least sound like you are the actual owner.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:52:52 AM EDT
so if i say im looking at buy this gun and i need to make sure its all lagit, thay cant tell me that?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:32:25 AM EDT
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess this MP5 could land someone in the pokey.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 9:27:37 PM EDT
RUN AWAY!!! RUN AWAY!!! Sounds like a sting of some sort.
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