Originally Posted by Skadoosh
As long as it is rendered completely and permanently inert, I don't see why it would be illegal.
Still a firearm.
A couple or three years ago, Sarco was selling off some old Hi-Powers that had been modified to make them non-functional classroom props. The firing pins were removed, the firing pin hole in the slide was welded up, a steel rod was run through the chamber and welded in place, and there was something about the barrel link-down cam that was changed. And they were painted bright red.
All sales still had to go through an FFL. They had originally been manufactured as firearms, they had serial numbers as firearms, and they weren't old enough to qualify as antiques.