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Posted: 1/6/2006 9:32:41 AM EDT
Im curious how one would go about finding out about the legality of a machine gun if one was found , not saying Ive found one but if you were to come across one and nobody had any idea how could you go about figuring it out? Has there always been paperwork needed even prior to the ban? If a MG was purchased say 40 years ago has the process remained the same?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:12:56 AM EDT
When the law went into effect, there was an amnesty period for people to register their war trophys and other stuff like that.

If it doesn't have a Form 4 (or Form 3 if a C3 dealr) it ain't legally transferable.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:38:21 AM EDT
The process has remained the same since 1934.

In 1968 there was a 30 day amnesty to register what ever you had lying around, after that time, any and all unregistered items became contraban.

1968 Amnesty Notice
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:37:13 PM EDT
how can you find out if the firearm is registered?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:57:01 PM EDT
Ask the owner to see his/her approved form from the ATF
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:58:39 PM EDT
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