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Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by drjh, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. drjh

    drjh New Member

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    Did a forum search, and scanned a bunch of threads - found nothing on this, so thought I'd ask everybody:

    Got a Gemtech suppressor for my 7.62, and had them install a lugged flash hider on my AR (.223) that would accommodate the suppressor (Gemtech says anything same and smaller calibre can safely fire thru it.

    Was going to try the AR suppressed at the range, but the range officer said that since the Form 4 only had "7.62mm" on it, it would be "illegal" to use the suppressor on the .223.

    Is this true?

    Is there a section in the BATF regs that states a suppressor can/cannot be used on multiple compatible rifles (couldn't find one when I scanned Title 27)?

    Thanks in advance.

    JH
     


  2. scap99

    scap99 TGT Addict

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    Wtf?!
    He asked to see your stamp?

    As I understand it, once a can is stamped it don't matter what you put it on.
    I have used my .308 can on my .308, .300blk, 5.56, and .22lr.

    He's a range monkey, so take his advice for what you paid for it.



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  3. 1slow01Z71

    1slow01Z71 Well-Known

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    Tje stamp is for the can itself, doesnt matter what you put it on. Could be a bowers 50 can on a 22, doesnt matter. Tell him to pound sand.
     
  4. scap99

    scap99 TGT Addict

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    I'm taking the stance that unless you show me some ATF credentials, you can get lost.
    Unless they are threatening to kick you out of the range, and you don't feel like forfeiting your range fee. They have ZERO obligation to enforce federal laws.
    If they rules posted at the range say you must show proof of stamp, and you agreed to their rules, that's a bit different.
     
  5. Bithabus

    Bithabus ! TGT Supporter

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    No
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  6. BigBoss0311

    BigBoss0311 Well-Known

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    Please tell me which range so I can avoid. I wish not to partake in this nonsense.
     
  7. drjh

    drjh New Member

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    Alpine Range, Mansfield, TX. It may be just that one range guy, since the others haven't been as picky when I've taken my .308 - they just glance at the paper and say "fine." None of them has asked to see my paperwork - I've just offered it as a courtesy. Maybe I should stop doing that??
     
  8. scap99

    scap99 TGT Addict

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    Yes, please.
    Lets not open a door we can't close.



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  9. Mic

    Mic TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Just put a call into them to find out whether or not this is their policy. Of course, I asked to speak to a manager or the owner and some lady comes on the line (believe it's the wife). I ask her and then explain why (my buddy told me he ran into this stuff) - she tells me she's going to check with their RSO to see what their policy is.
     
  10. Mic

    Mic TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Okay, got the callback. Sherry (sp?) Smith talked to her husband (who I took to mean is the owner). Their policy "had been" to check the paperwork, but ATF apparently recently informed them that they were not responsible for making sure people were shooting legal firearms, so their current policy is that they are not checking them, but since this is new for them, not all of their RSOs have gotten the word yet.

    Now, the way she said it, I took it to mean that she believes ATF changed their policy, but since it is through 3rd person, it could just be that they didn't know the rules and just found out from the ATF. Either way, they recently came up with a new policy and are supposedly not going to be checking paperwork.
     


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