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Old August 12, 2000, 01:16 PM   #1
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What was the cost of converting a semi-auto to full auto before the '86 ban??

For example:

AK-47?

AR-15?

MAC-10?

MP-5?



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Old August 14, 2000, 04:39 PM   #2
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As for "the rules", I believe it had to be done by a person with the proper license. As far as cost, it wasn't real expensive--in hindsight--although I couldn't give you any dollar figures.

AR-15 drop-in sears were fairly cheap--$30? $50? No more than that. You had to do the whole registration bit, with the $200 transfer tax and all. I think the same sort of numbers for a Mac 10...

I know from nuthin' about the AK and MP $ figures, though.

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Old August 15, 2000, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thank you Art Eatman!!!!! So the '86 ban really killed F/A's for the average peon! How nice!

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Old August 15, 2000, 10:29 PM   #4
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That was the idea.

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Old August 16, 2000, 10:51 PM   #5
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Yep. A good example of the Constitutionally-forbidden "conspiracy to deprive rights". Gov't agents would argue that they are technically legal - you can buy one - but they've been restricted into oblivion.
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