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Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by CAR-AR-M16, May 19, 2011.

  1. CAR-AR-M16

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    25 years ago on today's date (19 May, 1986) the Firearms Owners Protection Act was signed into law. While it did do a lot of good for gun owners (allowed mail order ammo for one thing) it also banned the manufacture of any new machineguns for civilians. It is therefore a sad day to remember.
     
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    A sad day indeed.

    Made worse when I think of all of the NFA I passed on before that day because I was ignorant and uninformed. And even after that day as I watched prices continue to climb.

    Dave
     
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    Amen brother, amen.
     
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    I'm too young to have taken advantage of how it used to be with NFA stuff, but had I been old enough at the time, I would love to have had an M16 and an MP5 for under $1,000.
    Too bad they had to change the laws and make full autos out of my reach. My truck costs as much as an MP5 now. Friggin rediculous.
     
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    I still kick myself today that I had the opportunity in 1985 to buy an MP-5 for $900.00 and turned it down.
     
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    Me too Larry. I had my SOT FFL then and should have bought way more than I did. I could get SWD auto connectors (lightening link) for $179. They are going for $4K plus now.
     
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    I am still beating myself up for passing up on a WWII German MG34 belt fed machingun with tripod and a bunch of accessories for $3500.00.
     
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    At the time I had not purchased NFA items yet. But I did sell a lot of semi auto rifles that ended up transported to Flemming and Qualified for conversions just before the deadline. If we had only knew what the market would have done.

    It was only 10-12 years ago you could still buy NIB Mac 11s for $600.00 and used Colt M16A1s for $3000.00.
     
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    Yep, the good old days. In the early 90's I bought my M16 for $950.00 and my M11/9 for $350.00. No way I could afford them today.
     
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    Care to double your money on those? I mean really, double your money. Cash money. Twice as much as you paid. I'll give you 1900 for that 16 and 700 for the M11. That's double what you paid for 'em. DOUBLE. Think about it.

    Dave
     

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