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Posted: 6/5/2003 8:25:23 AM EDT
Simple question really. Are open bolt firing semi-auto rifles legal?
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 12:21:31 PM EDT
Simple answer , no There are a few open bolt semis "grandfathered" in before the ATF ruling in the early 80s
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:26:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2003 7:48:34 PM EDT by ZRH]
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 3:54:41 PM EDT
Is it because the available guns using the open-bolt design all fell into AW bucket because of the gun design in itself (semi-auto versions of sub-guns?)or is the open bolt of itself a no-no? I can see where the design isn't particularly useful in non sub-gun applications. Lock time has too be ridiculous and trigger pull has to be less than maatch quality, but other than that why are they badd? Easy conversion to full auto?
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 6:16:07 PM EDT
Yes.....If it was imported or made before the ATF changed the rules. There are a few European open bolt semi 22's that were imported, Voere etc... The advantage of the open bolt semi is the simplicity of manufacture. No firing pin etc and simple trigger mechanism. The bad thing is they can be converted to FA alot easier than a normal Semi-auto hence the no more OB semi's allowed ..
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 7:48:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2003 7:52:51 PM EDT by ZRH]
I was just wondering because my I came across some blueprints of an Achtisson (spelling is wrong) Light Machine Gun mod. I have quite a bit of technical proficiency and I figured that I could modify it for semi only and mabey just mabey I could make something that no one (or almost no one) else had. Oh well...
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 8:47:52 AM EDT
Open bolts fall under the "readily converted" to full-auto part of the law.
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