Chauchat CSRG in 30-06 Receiver?
A friend's grandfather past away and had a Chauchat CSRG in 30-06 with a welded plug in the barrel that qualified as a De-mill at the time. The ATF says the reciever must be torch cut in two places if he wants to keep the gun. Can someone tell me what the ATF considers the receiver on the Chauchat (the ATF would not tell me). Also, does anyone have a ball park price of what the parts on this gun are worth, less the reciever (it's complete, no rust, 1917 mfg, with magazine, only dropped once)??