kirk in wisc

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  1. Who do you use to ship firearms?

    How are they going to know if its actually parts or a gun taken apart? If they asked i always told them gun parts. Shipped no.less than 30 handguns this way. Never a problem. Its not like they are going to open the package and try to assemble it.
  2. Colt Thompson Price help

    My dealer friend just sold one with alot of extras and a drum on gunchoker. Started it at a 1.00. It was made in 1943. It ended at 24800.00 30 to 40 seems way high. Auction houses might bring more, but it takes months by the time you send it to them and to get paid. Then they hit you.very hard with fees.
  3. Who do you use to ship firearms?

    Very easy way to get around the usps non dealer handgun ship is to simply take the gun apart and ship it as gun parts. Did this many many times before i became a dealer.
  4. I shoot all my machineguns all the time. Dont care what their worth. What is the point in having something if you cant enjoy it. I know quite a few people that have machineguns but never shoot them because it costs too much, but yet they will never sell them until their dead. I know one guy in particular who has owned 4 machineguns for over 35yrs and has never ever shot them even once. He prints out a paper every year to show people how much they have gone up since he bought them, but he would rather die than sell them. So what good did they do him? I had one of my first m16s that i fired at least 20,000rds through it. When i sold it, i made 10,000.00 profit off it. So shooting it didnt hurt it at all. I wouldnt care if i had a gun worth a million dollars i would still.shoot it. Dont even get me started on people who collect cars or tractors and then just leave them sit for years.
  5. WTB: My first machine gun preferably FN FNC

    Thats the beauty of a machinegun. All other rules dont apply. You can put as short a barrel as you want on it or any stock length you want. I have a 6 inch barreled upper with a tiny collapsable stock. Alot of firepower in a tiny package. You want to convince your wife, simply look up and print out for her starting in 1985 how much per yr m16s have gone up. In my opinion m16s are actually underpriced. They are the most versatile machinegun out there. What other gun has such cheap parts availability and ease of maintnance. If you look around im sure you can find a dealer who will take your 8000.00 as half down on a m16 and let you make payments until the transfer is approved.
  6. Form 3 eForm is great!

    No. Efile is only for dealers. Most of my dealer to dealer transfers are approved the same day through efile. There is no reason this cant be done for form 4s. They just dont want to. They want to discourage people from buying class 3 items by taking as long as possible so people say forget it.
  7. looking into my First Transferable Machine gun

    My very first subgun was a mac11. Paid 600 new in the box. What a pile! Cheap plastic mags that jammed and broke all the time. Had andrewski convert it to sten mags. Big improvement but gun was, is cheaply built. Broke the rear of reciever off right away. Welded it back on. Semi quit working right away( didnt care) these guns before 1985 were only 100.00 and thats all their worth in my opinion. The novelty wears off quick when your mag empties in less than 2 seconds . sure you can get slow fire uppers, but its no mp5. If its all you can afford then yes get a mac. Forget the reisings, as there are no mags available or parts available. Stens are ok, i own one but mags are real finicky. I have several ak47s. Excellent guns and always a crowd pleaser. You cant go wrong, but buy it in 762x39 caliber. I have 2 mp5s. The grand daddy of subguns! If you can afford one then yes get it. Thousands of rds through mine with absolutely no problems. My recommendation, If you can save more, get a m16. Get hot when shooting?, simply change the upper and keep shooting. Want a beltfed? Change the upper. Tons of different calibers also just by changing uppers. It all comes down to budget. If your limited, buy the mac, it will get you by for awhile, but you will get bored with it. If you can afford extra, go with the 16.
  8. WTB: My first machine gun preferably FN FNC

    I have seen converted transferable ar15s listed for 15,000.00. My advice would be to sell something or save a bit more for the m16. You will be MUCH happier than with the fnc. 5 or 6 full mag dumps with the fnc and its too hot to keep shooting without risking damaging hard to get parts. Not only that, but every time you shoot it, its going to be in the back of your head that you have to take it easy as parts are non existant. To me they are artificially overpriced. Reminds me of the 2 ac556 (basically ruger mini 14s converted to full ) that i owned. Worked good, but overheated very fast and good mags are hard and exspensive to get. Id run 4 or 5 mags through them and then had to leave them sit until they cooled. Extremely glad i got rid of them. Parts are scarce on them also. I bought 2 m16s and have quite a few post samples also. We shoot them all day non stop. With a 16 who cares. Parts wear out, just replace them. Ive got a 16 that ive put over 20 thousand rds through it, and who knows how many before me. Ive got 6 different uppers for my 16s. Only thing i ever broke was a charging handle and one extractor which i blame on a cheaper bolt i bought. When people ask me what first gun they should get i always tell them a m16. Cheap and available parts, super easy to maintain and can run all day long. What other machinegun can you say the same thing about?
  9. WTB: My first machine gun preferably FN FNC

    Just my opinion, but i would pass on the fnc. Good guns, but parts are scarce. First gun in 556 hands down a m16. Parts are extremely cheap and you can put any length upper on it you want because its a machinegun. You can also litterally shoot it non stop 24/7. When one upper gets hot simply change it out in a few seconds. Lots of drums available. Also get a shrike upper and now you have a beltfed.
  10. SOT dealer moved during transfer

    As long as YOU havent moved before the transfer took place, your fine. The dealer legally has to notify the batf that he was moving and they would inspect the new premises and issue a updated license to him. This might delay your paperwork a bit as the batf is a typical incompetent government entity. Now they hopefully can find the paperwork and send it to his new address and not his old address.
  11. Warning! Crook alert! JOE GERLACH

    Yes the gun was in the crate. The gun wasnt secured at all. Just rolling around. The cocking handle was just rolling around inside also. Instead of a wooden top cover he just put a piece of cardboard on the top and roughly taped it on. The cardboard was almost completely torn off.
  12. Would you shoot this rifle ???

    Can you imagine the damage being done to their shoulders? I talked with an orthopedic surgeon at a gun show. He said he has treated people that are limited to shooting only 22 rifles from their shoulders because of yrs of abuse from heavy recoiling guns. He said he also has people that can barely move their wrists from yrs of heavy handgun recoil. He said it might take yrs, but once the damage is done , know matter the surgery, your never the same.
  13. Example MG sale contract

    My advice is to simply buy it from a well known and respected dealer. Might be a bit higher, but the peace of mind is worth it. Ive bought many from good dealers with absolutely no problems. On the other hand, ive had many problems buying from individuals. Have not been ripped off yet, mostly the problems were lack of communication, sloooww shipping and item no where near what was described. I look at it this way, for the little extra you pay a good dealer is way cheaper than losing thousands for a supposed deal. There are many many scammers and crooks out there. Why take a chance?
  14. Belt-fed Question

    1919 in 308 is the only way to go. I have 2 in full auto. One with a 8 inch barrel! What a beast! Many thousands of rds with no breakage or stops. Like they say" only thing that will stop a browning is a bad primer or empty belt. Vickers might be a good gun, but parts are almost non existent, and it sure doesnt grab the attention like a good old browning. Not too mention 54r is mostly corrosive and 8mm is dried up and exspensive. Also there is no surplus 06 ammo out there. You can walk into ANY store that sells ammo and find 308. Try that with 54r or 8mm. The browning is the absolute way to go unless you can find a stash of 54r cheap or 8mm stash cheap.
  15. This is a warning to anyone thinking of buying from JOE GERLACH his phone number is 707-655-8237. He says he is in utah, or california? He ripped me off for around 2000.00. He was or still is advertising alot of machineguns on this board. I bought a semi auto beltfed 50 from him. First red flags is that he was extremely hard to reach by phone or email. Finally got cpntact and sent him thousands of dollars. He acknowledged getting the money and said the gun with 2 barrels will ship out in 3 days. Of course it didnt. Kept bugging him. Finally 10 days after he got the money, he sends me tracking number for ups. Ups shows up with a small wood crate that was ripped open. NO BARRELS! I call joe immediately, he says he taped them to the top of the crate? Why anyone would ship them like that? He said he will take care of it. Ups shows up and wants me to ship the gun back? I said no way in hell! So ups takes the crate. Complete silence from joe . i sent him texts saying its not my problem or fault the barrels are missing, he needs to get me 2 barrels. He told me numerous times that he was a standup guy? Yeah right! He texted me saying he used the money i paid him for other things and he doesn't have the money to buy me a barrel even though he owes me 2 barrels. Funny thing is , he has thousands in machineguns for sale and sent me puctures of his 40,000.00 humvee. So im sure he has the money. His last text was over a week ago saying ups approved his claim and as soon as he gets the money he will send me some to buy a barrel even though he owes me for 2 barrels. So i just tried to text him, he has me blocked and his phone isnt accepting calls . Another piece of shit seller. Slow shipper and then cheats me out of 2000.00 worth of barrels. I am pretty sure the barrels never even were shipped. He has a full auto m2hb so im sure he kept them for his gun. . So now i have to go buy my own barrel for 800.00 as thats the cheapest i can find a m2hb barrel spellingfor sale. Just a heads up for another dirtbag pile of shit not to do business with. Kirk in wisc.