View Full Version : remington 597

October 14, 2004, 11:43 PM
does anybody know how to convert a remington 597 to fully automatic? i am halfway there, but i cant keep the hammer from following the action. i need to find out a way to keep the hammer down until the action is foward enough to let the hammer strike the firing pin.

October 15, 2004, 02:57 AM
Never thought i would get an "IBTL" at thefiringline.

Try not to kill yourself before you get a chance to go to prison.

4 Wheel Drive
October 15, 2004, 06:23 AM
Try contacting the BATF-they might be able to help you.

Johnny Guest
October 15, 2004, 02:04 PM
trixtunts - -

It is against TFL board policy to advocate or assist in any violation of local, state, or federal law. There may be a certain amount of discussion concerning, "WOULD it be legal to . . ." or, "How could I go about legally doing such-and-such?"

Under the current law and BATFE regulations, a private individual can not legally make a machine gun for personal use. From what you write, "i am halfway there . . .," you are already involved in the attempt. I don't know if you have progressed far enough to constitute a violation of federal law.

I feel obligated to warn you to proceed no farther in your efforts. If possible, you should restore the rifle to original condition. You should destroy any parts you have modified in your attempt to manufacture a machine gun.

I think we would be rather naïve to think that firearms interest boards would NOT come under at least some observation by various federal agencies. I am also confident they have the means to trace the location of any computer used to post on this or other boards. In short, IF your question is serious, you are in a fair way to getting yourself into a lot of legal trouble.

If, on the other hand, you are someone's snitch, trying to "work off a case" by entraping others into illegal acts, this is a really clumsy and crude way to do it. A third possibility which comes to mind: If you are some kind of over-eager cop or federal agent trollling for extra credit - - Shame on you.

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Johnny Guest
October 15, 2004, 03:01 PM
There's probably nothing to be gained by leaving this thread open.


Any other communication on this matter, please PM or e-mail me.

Johnny Guest