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  1. MP40 will transfer out from owner by taxed F4.
  2. 1. Gwinn "Bushmaster"; marked "S.M.G."; select fire; . 223: excellent condition w/98% original finish; uses AR mags $9k 2. Inland Arms 1917a1; .30-06; registered sideplate by Chuck Hudak of Inland Arms, Dripping springs, TX; perfect replica by a unique and accomplished maker; 100% new park; excellent 1917a1tripod; three fabric belts; 1917a1 wooden ammo box $18k/offers 3. Colt Vickers; .303; C+R eligible, registered Colt aircraft receiver with fluted Brit jacket and Aussie internals; excellent shooter and condition; correct and complete Colt 1915 Vickers tripod in very good plus condition $17.5k 4. MP40; 9mm; Wilson Arms registered receiver; very good condition; excellent bore; mismatch parts; 4 mags in repro pouch $13.5k Buyer pays transfer tax out from owner on Vickers and Bushmaster; Inland 1917a1 is in my inventory and can transfer directly to dealer on F3; buyer pays all SH&I More pics of any above MGs on request; offers solicited
  3. Parts ID and Value

    Complete grip assembly is worth it's weight in gold. Extremely difficult to find in such beautiful original condition. Exceptional! $2500 and work your way down. Other worthy parts are the bolt that looks excellent so $500; vertical buffer $350; remote backplate assembly $300 The rest of the stuff is not hard to find. The remote cocking handle with brackets is unusual to see for sale so start high $500? You can go to www.bmgparts.com and look at his prices and get a good idea of where to start if the above doesn't help. FWIW
  4. WTS: General Motors ANM2 .30

    Thanks for the info. No way of really knowing cause of original damage to trunnion and sideplate and the welding done previous to your acquiring the gun. And from what you say, then, there's no reason, then to believe that the gun is not an original receiver and therefore correctly C+R eligible. In my experience, the Chapin marked guns are quite scarce amongst the number of registered, original ANM-2 .30s. The majority are Buffalo with some Colt MG40s, too. Gun looks good. FWIW
  5. WTS: General Motors ANM2 .30

    Please explain the meaning of "C+R re weld" in regard to this gun. Was it a registered DEWAT that had breech welded and barrel welded to receive and was reactivated? What was re-welded, please? TIA
  6. Russian 1910 Snowcap Maxim

    Since I am being referenced in this thread for having taken a position concerning the non-C+R status of the 1910 in question, I'll say this for the record: the transferor of an MG stated to be an MG08 on the transfer form is legally attesting to the veracity of the information in the form that the gun identified on the form is an MG08 specifically to comply with the legal privilege of a direct transfer to a licensee acting under the legal guidelines of his FFL03. The 1910 is NOT an MG08 and the transferor is falsely attesting that it is and in doing so is in complicity with the transferee. Transfer forms are legal documents and, as stated in the signature box, carry penalties for false representation of the information on the form should the unlikely circumstance occur where it was legally challenged. Well, you can say that lots of incorrectly identified MGs are transferred with the forms signed and approved by ATF. Not so fast. The saturation of the NFRTR with incorrect IDs on transfer forms due to ignorance when originally registered is entirely different. The use of the MG08 registered sideplate to construct a 1910 is a privilege granted by ATF and not a perpetuated error in MG ID from years ago. The maker and the buyer are both completely in full knowledge of the variance for the substitution which has been allowed by ATF as a concession. The concession does not include deliberate false representation of the ID of the gun for the purposes of accessing another legal privilege. The converted MG08 registered sideplate MGs will process through ATF with no trouble as C+R simply because the examiners never see the hardware. The NFRTR verifies that the specific serial number on the form is valid for an MG08 that qualifies for C+R transfer so the transfer is approved. Would the examiner approve the transfer if they understood that the gun was no longer the MG08 identified in the NFRTR? When's the last time you saw a piece of sheet metal expel a projectile by the force of an explosive propellant? Never, right? By ATF's law, the definition of a firearm does not include a piece of sheet metal. The catagory of legal fiction that a registered sideplate is a "firearm" for purposes of inclusion in another catagory of legal comstruction is a non-starter. While only one requirement for eligibility for C+R status is necessary for inclusion, violation of one catagory does not automatically invoke another for which the gun might comply. The music for dancing on this pinhead is continuous and fun for those who have no exposure to risk. Many buyers of NFA have an exceedingly low tolerance for real or imagined risk and will not buy NFA if there is the perception of risk. While the risk of legal challenge to transferring a sideplate 1910 as a C+R MG08 is exceedingly low to non-existent, there is a legitimate issue with the attestwtion on the form. This and my other points are sufficient for many buyers to perceive risk and is why I oppose any and all rationalizations that are claimed to be valid for transferring a converted registered sideplate 1910 as C+R eligible. FWIW
  7. 1. Manhurin PP: 7.65; blued, excellent minus condition; no mag; #342xxx (late '70s) $350 2. SOLD CZ52: 7.63; excellent; clean, 95% park w/very light wear; good grips; 2 mags; no import marks; 1953 dated; #s187xx $500 3. Colt 2000 "All American"; 9mm; exc cond; no mag; plastic case with acc's.; #PF 104xx $400 4. Rohm Gesellshaft (RG) RG23 revolver; .22; 2" bbl; excellent w/minor wear; # 248xxx $85 Offers encouraged; need to sell Pics on request: bmg17a1@gmail.com; guns currently in my inventory; shipped to FFL only; buyer pays SH&I
  8. Hotchkiss Mark 1

    The Portatives run well converted to 54r using the 8 Lebel strips. Have done conversions for seven or eight customer's .303 guns over quite a few years, actually before the prices of the barrels and kits took off. Barrels have become quite expensive as are the kits and owners now seem content to put their money into .303 rather than spend it on conversions. Bolts are available quite cheaply as are the 8 Lebel strippers. Some years back, Poulins Auction house offered a quantity of the Brazilian and SA 1910s in two styles, but most missing parts and generally only in fair condition which sold very cheaply. I was at that auction for other opportunities, but looked them over and won two of them that were functionally complete and the only good one with a correct bipod. There are a number of variations of that type of bipod used with other LMGs but with different attachment dimensions at the joint so need modification to fit the 1910s. Interesting guns. Had a DEWAT Brit .303 1909 purchased from Numrich Arms by my grandmother for me for the Christmas of 1957 at my request. Drove my mother nuts......
  9. 1. Manhurin PP: 7.65; blued, excellent minus condition; no mag; #342xxx (late '70s) $400 2. CZ52: 7.63; excellent; clean, 95% park w/very light wear; good grips; 2 mags; no import marks; 1953 dated; #s187xx $500 3. Colt 2000 "All American"; 9mm; exc cond; no mag; plastic case with acc's.; #PF 104xx $450 4. Rohm Gesellshaft (RG) RG23 revolver; .22; 2" bbl; excellent w/minor wear; # 248xxx $85 Offers encouraged; need to sell Pics on request: bmg17a1@gmail.com; guns currently in my inventory; shipped to FFL only; buyer pays SH&I
  10. WTS: C+R Colt Vickers

    Colt 1915 aircraft receiver: complete receiver with Brit water jacket/trunnion assembled and Brit/Aussie internals in .303. Choice of restored Brit tripod or very good condition, complete standard US Vickers tripod. Data plate and new strap included. Water plugs not on gun in pic but will be assembled to it. Restored Brit tripod has Colt data plate. Cradle is marked with serial and 1943 date. Tripod head is brass as is cradle. Runs perfectly and have short video. With Brit tripod $17k. With US Vickers tripod $16k; offers solicited; First photo is gun on US 1915 Vickers tripod. Second photo is gun on restored Brit vickers tripod.(red/brown marks on jacket are reflections, not rust) Gun will transfer directly to C+R licensee. Buyer pays first tax to transfer it from C+R owner and is responsible for SH&I. Plenty of pics available plus short video. E
  11. Very good condition Vickers tripod. Cradle is marked DP but the elevation screw is really tight and the T+E crosspin is also a good fit. The front crosspin is slightly loose. Rare that the T+E is tight but common to find front holes bushed or slightly loose. The cradle holes have not been bushed so that is probably why it is a DP cradle. Very serviceable tripod. Very good plus condition. More pics if needed. Buyer pays SH&I. $1800; offers encouraged
  12. Hotchkiss Mark 1

    This is my reply to several bidders for the Brazilian contract 1910 on auction by Morphys: The ad says that the bolt is missing and then later says the boltface is good!! Oh well, auction houses..... Looking into the feedway in the close up you can see that the bolt is missing, but it appears that the piston/oprod is there. It is missing the cartridge stop and take down lever. Hole for cartridge stop can be seen just below feedway on left side. Hole for take down lever also seen on left at rear. The gun does not have the other style of feedcover seen on the Brazilian contract 1910s and has the style of feed cover on the .303 M1909s so it will feed .303. 1909 .303 Hotchkiss bolt should fit right onto the oprod and function fine. 1909 .303 barrel will also fit that receiver. .303 bolts are easy to get but .303 barrels are expensive. Cartridge stop probably can be found. Takedown lever hard to find but can be made if need be. .303 strippers very hard to find but Jap T92 strippers will work. 54r conversion can be done by reaming the chamber to that caliber and using Hotch. 1914 8 Lebel strippers that are very common. Crowfoot tripods are available, original and repro. Buttstocks show up now and then. Gun looks rough but can be made to shoot. Good mil surp 7mm ammo is around so you can shoot it in that caliber using Jap T92 strippers. However, you will need the 7mm bolt which might be difficult to find. If you want a good MG project at low money it looks like it will go cheap. I got a complete 7mm Brazilian contract 1910 a few years ago for $3k at auction..
  13. ...or parts if you have any. Benet-Mercie is the "autorifle", strip fed LMG made by both Colt and Springfield prior to WWI.... They are Hotchkiss Portative 1909 pattern guns.
  14. 1 - C+R MG08/15; 7.92mm; very good plus condition; some small dents in fusee cover; 90% original finish; non-matching numbers; excellent runner with either inverted MG34/42 belts or canvas belts; all correct parts; correct vintage bipod; very good plus bore; includes vintage canvas belt in very good condition, repro 100 rnd drum and repro steam can. $9.5k/offers Brokered MG from savvy NFA owner; out on taxed F4; buyer pays all taxes and SH&I charges on approval for transfer E-mail for pictures; have many: bmg17a1@gmail.com 2- MP40; 9mm; Wilson tube; Exc. condition; some mis-match;4 mags $13.5K/offers Brokered MG from savvy NFA owner; out on taxed F4; buyer pays all taxes and SH&I charges on approval for transfer E-mail for pictures; have many: bmg17a1@gmail.com E
  15. 1-Gwinn "Bushmaster"; marked "S.M.G.; 223: excellent condition w/98% original finish; uses AR mags $8.5k offers 2-Vickers WWII "PETROL" type water/steam condensing cans; variety of 9 from which to choose; various condition and prices from $75-225; contact me for pics, details A few cans left..... 3-Vickers, WWII beautiful steam hoses with fittings; excellent and new; supple red hose w/twist, brass fitting; 1917A1 black hose w/claw fitting; contact for specific pics and details; A few hoses left.... Call: 802-226-7204; or e-mail: bmg17a1@gmail.com for pics or further info E