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  1. Looking for a Japanese Type 99 Machinegun Flashhider. Shoot me an email or PM me with what you've got. maxfaxdude@yahoo.com Thanks, Johnny D in LV
  2. Example MG sale contract

    Over the years, I've bought 40+ fully transferable machineguns from private individuals to big volume dealers. Here are my experiences: 1) Most sellers want 100% of the funds up front - but some will do 50% up front and then the other 50% when ATF approval is obtained. 2) Written acknowledgements are usually done by email (and less frequently text). Some sellers will telephone, but I usually ask for a confirmatory email because that gets the deal "in writing". Many sellers will not send a receipt unless asked to do so. 3) Guarantee of transferability - vet the seller extensively. Ask for proof of life photos and references. Don't send any money until you are satisfied that the seller is trustworthy and legitimate. 4) Penalty for backing out of a sale - I've heard of it - but good luck with that. Just get your money back and look elsewhere. Heck, if you are that worried about the seller/buyer then don't even consider doing business with them in the first place. 5) Most deals are done on a verbal agreement between buyer and seller. 6) Buying a machinegun from a private individual unknown to you can be risky but very good deals can sometimes be had. 7) Buying a machinegun from a dealer (especially a well known dealer) is much less risky because they depend so much on their reputation for their continued business. However, the price will likely be higher. 8) I'm not sure what you mean by notification of seller's heirs of pending sale. Unless, you mean that the seller dies before they ship the gun to you or your NFA dealer. I have never had this happen but I suppose it could be a problem if the decedent were a sole proprietor dealer or private individual. However, machine gun sales are a private matter and I believe that most people would prefer to be discreet and not tell anyone else about the deal. 9) For really rare/high dollar machineguns, I fly in to inspect the firearm before sending any money. If the seller declines to meet face to face, walk away from the deal. 10) Finally, if it seems to good to be true -- such as a rare or very high dollar item priced for quick sale way below fair market value -- it usually is. I hope this helps.
  3. new electronic assisted form 4's YOU BETCHA !

    Mike, I hope what you are saying will result in quicker form 4 approvals but your fast turnaround times on non-SOT form 4s may have just been an outlier. I too, have had form 4s approved in under 60 days but some have taken over 13 months. Most approvals are somewhere in between. Nevertheless, thank you for the information.
  4. HK .22 conversion kit

    If you haven't done so already, try putting a WTB ad on HKPro.
  5. Russian 1910 Snowcap Maxim

    Form 4s to dealers seem to be running 60 - 90 days. Not always, I've got one that was filed OVER A YEAR AGO.
  6. WTB: MG34

    I don't have one for sale but $30K would be a fair price.
  7. WTB Transferable Machine Guns! List Inside

    Now that is news to me. Thanks for the info.
  8. WTB Transferable Machine Guns! List Inside

    FYI, There are no fully transferable Walther MPL/Ks in the ATF registry.
  9. WTB Trommelhalter for the MG34

    I saw that on Autoweapons...it's one of the cheap repos and not the real deal.
  10. WTB Trommelhalter for the MG34

    Looking for a genuine German Trommelhalter which is the special MG34 top cover used to mount a double drum magazine instead of a belt. I'm not interested in the cheap non-German knock-off version. PM or email me: maxfaxdude@yahoo.com Thank you, John Dudek
  11. WTB: Egyptian AK/AKM magazines

    Looking to buy Egyptian AK/AKM Magazines. Please PM or email me: maxfaxdude@yahoo.com Thank you, John D in LV
  12. I suspect that the concentration of machineguns is actually much more skewed (concentrated) than most people realize. First let's look in general at how skewed U.S. gun ownership. About 30% of people own a gun in the US or about 99 million people. But 50% of all guns are owned by just 3% of the U.S. population (about 10 million people). Quite concentrated. But the transferable machinegun world is another matter entirely. There are basically 4 types of fully transferable machinegun owners: 1) Wealthy persons - usually own numerous and multiple rare machineguns (often dozens - if not hundreds or more) 2) Average income/asset individuals - usually own 1 or 2 machineguns at the most, they just can't afford to buy anymore 3) Heirs - rarely keep the machinegun which is usually quickly sold for the money at auction or to a dealer. 4) The "old" guys - "older" individuals who have acquired dozens of machineguns for decades well before the runup in prices. Hence, the wealthy and the "old" guys really have the bulk of the transferable machineguns out there. Everyone I know who owns a machinegun doesn't own just one, they own dozens or more and they are either an "old guy" or wealthy but are usually both. The incredible run up in transferable machinegun prices has made this concentration of machineguns held by just the few even more concentrated because only the wealthy can afford to buy them now. As prices continue to rise, the effect will increase. Transferable machineguns are a rich man's game. My guess is that a couple thousand wealthy/"older" individuals own the bulk (70 to 90+%) of all the transferable machineguns in the registry. And several thousand other private individuals make up the remaining ownership.
  13. WTB: Transferable M134 Minigun

    The last one I saw for sale was for $325,000 several years ago. For the right price, everything is for sale.
  14. I love the term "Personal Samples".
  15. WTS: Machine Gun Dealers Bible

    Some dated material, but still a great NFA reference source.
  16. WTB: M11a1 380acp Mags.

    Shockwave Technologies makes excellent magazines for the M11 380 auto.
  17. COLT 1921 A UPPER INTERNALS

    Very interested. Could you send pics of the bolt face on the kit not sold? Thank you. John Dudek maxfaxdude@yahoo.com
  18. Looking to buy a first generation serial numbered Colt Thompson 50 round L drum. Email: maxfaxdude@yahoo.com Thank you
  19. I second michaelkih's request for pics and video.
  20. New in box transferables

    Can you send pics of the Georgia Mac 11 to maxfaxdude@yahoo.com.
  21. Machine Guns are in, Prices listed

    MP-4 C&R? Or did you mean MP-40 or MP-41?
  22. WTS: Puteaux 25mm A.T. cannon

    If the gun is still for sale, could you please email me photos to maxfaxdude@yahoo.com Thank you, John Dudek