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  1. IIRC, belt loaders are going for somewhere around a grand. In excellent shape with the original box would be a couple hundred more, maybe.
  2. MP40….. bolt…..???

    Yes, you would have to use the FPB recoil assembly with the FPB bolt. A lot of guys with MP-40s picked them up to do exactly what you want them to do- preserve your original parts. The couple I picked up from IMA slid right in to my Wilson tube gun and functioned perfectly, but I suppose there's always the chance that it might not fit. Also, supposedly the recoil spring used in the FPB is a bit stronger than the original MP-40 spring, so you might have a runaway with wimpy ammo or just a higher cyclic rate. You might want to visit Wolff Springs and get a new spring set for it.
  3. MP40….. bolt…..???

    The bolt with the firing pin as part of the recoil spring assembly is the original MP-40 design. The bolt with the fixed firing pin is from the Portuguese FBP submachine gun, which was a post-war design. A lot of guys with original MP-40s put their original parts aside to preserve them and use FBP bolts instead for everyday shooting.
  4. Not a legal expert, but I believe that if there's a will, anyone named in the will is a legal heir, whether or not they are related. If there is no will, the status of heir would be determined by the laws of inheritance in that particular state. FWIW
  5. Which Thompson for 1st machine gun?

    Just my opinion, but I would also go for the GI gun if they are about the same price. Since it's an older gun it has history and it's already broken in so you don't have to dread getting the first scratch on it. Just go shoot and have fun. NIB guns have too much stress attached, LOL.
  6. Which Thompson for 1st machine gun?

    You don't mention what model the West Hurley gun is. If it's a 1928 you will be able to use drums, which the M1 and M1A1 can't use. As far as the M1 and it's firing pin go, it's simply a matter of swapping out the bolt if you want a particular version with fixed firing pin or hammer-fired firing pin. Personally, I don't think it makes much difference, as they both do a good job of turning .45 ACP ammo into noise and smoke.
  7. Question about transferable colt M16s

    No, there are quite a few other transferable MGs available that were factory made. The Ruger AC556 series and the Smith M76 are examples and the family of MAC M10/M11/M11/9 guns are another. The cut-off for manufacturing a transferable MG was May 19. 1986 and the cut-off for importation was 1968, so anything available before those dates was a potentially transferable firearm. There was an amnesty in 1968 and a lot of hidden guns got brought out into the light and became transferable. The problem was that there wasn't much of a market for new MGs then so it was very difficult to make a go of manufacturing them. Colt did not allow sales to civilians, but a lot of transfers happened in spite of their company policy. I bought my M16 from a crazy SOB of a dealer who flat-out lied to Colt every time he sold what he had in stock and laughed about it. He told them he had sold it to LE and they took his word for it and send him another one. It's hard to imagine now, but prior to 1986 there really wasn't that much interest in MGs. The internet was just getting started and information on NFA devices was hard to find unless you lucked out and stumbled across a guy or group of guys who were already in the "secret club". Most people just assumed that they were illegal and didn't think about it. I got started when I was introduced to that same crazy dealer. He had an M2 Carbine that he had turned into a pistol by whacking the barrel off with a hacksaw and chopping off the stock behind the pistol grip. He tried it, didn't like it, and offered it to me for the price of the tax stamp. Yeah- my first taste was free, but it has cost me many thousands of dollars since. Good thing crack hadn't been invented yet.
  8. M11/9 TASK slowfire need more reduction

    The TASK conversion relies on increasing the weight of the reciprocating parts to achieve rate reductions, so increasing the weight will usually improve things. The Lage upper does the same thing, but the extra weight is inside the larger upper receiver instead of in the add-on receiver extension. Since you already have the hole drilled in your lower, you might as well work with the TASK. I had a custom buffer made out of solid brass which did a very good job of slowing things down and there are numerous very heavy buffers available for the AR-15/9 that will help you out. The old AAC rate reducer, which had a very heavy buffer in it also worked well. Since the M11/9 fires from an open bolt you don't have to worry about bolt bounce like you do with the AR15/9 so any solid buffer that is really heavy can be used- just make sure it's the correct length so the bolt doesn't travel too far and impact the rear of the receiver. A gentleman who goes by "Amphibian" has done a ton of work on slowing down and smoothing out the AR15/9 and his observations should help with the M11/9 also since the same receiver extension is used and the buffers and springs are the same. His website is www.c3junkie.com
  9. WTK - Indentify Two Mags

    They aren't big enough to be Greaser mags so they are probably PAM-2 mags that have been adapted to a more common US subgun. I have a half-dozen of them that have been adapted to the Colt AR-9mm by shaving off one side of the upper "sleeve" of steel to narrow them down. These appear to have the sleeve ground down in the front so they might be adapted for the MAC M10/9. The cut-out for the mag catch on the back would probably work with a MAC. The ones I have are very reliable in the Colt, as they are single-feed and the round goes straight into the chamber, but they are about impossible to load without a loading tool.
  10. ATF harassment

    That's one of the oldest and most common misconceptions about NFA ownership out there and it just won't go away. While it's true that BATF can drop in and inspect the inventory of a licensed dealer or manufacturer of NFA items any time they want, that absolutely does not pertain to private citizens who own them and it never has.
  11. Help Identifying some items

    The bottom picture looks like the feed unit from an HK 21.
  12. 22 Full auto questions

    I use a .223 rated can on the 180 and blow a magazine or two of .223 through it after using it with .22 rimfire. Seems to work at keeping it cleaned out, but I haven't done any rigorous testing on the procedure.
  13. 22 Full auto questions

    In my experience, the 180 will work with standard velocity ammo, which will usually stay subsonic in the standard 16" barrel. To be sure, just switch to the short 9" barrel and velocities will be reliably subsonic. You will fill up a can with lead very quickly while shooting at 1400 RPM. Some ammo is not bad for leading and some will fill the barrel in short order.
  14. What where you doing today in 1986?

    The one event that sticks in my mind is me saying "No, thank you." to an offer of an MP5 (converted 94) for $1,000. Not my finest decision.
  15. Lookin for advice ,Shrike,Ares, MCR

    The Shrike/MCR spring is designed to work in a carbine-type stock, so if you want to use a full-length buffer tube, you need to use the spacer that ARES can sell you or go to a different spring. The upper needs a very powerful spring to provide sufficient energy to drive cartridges out of the links, so the average AR-15 spring won't work. Some people have had very good results with the driving spring from the MG-34, cut down to about 31 coils. If you use the ARES spacer, you just drop in the regular spring and short buffer. If you go with a different spring, you would use a full-length buffer.