GUN is it legal to buy ak47's or colt m4a1's?

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  1. black person

    black person Guest

    lookin to buyo ne of these for personal reasons and wondering if theyre legal? also can i buy a silencer on the colt?
     
  2. Furner

    Furner New Member

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    AK47's are fine as long as they meet all applicable laws, including the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

    M4A1 is a military designation, and cannot be personally owned. You can build/buy what some call a M4gery, which is cosmetically similar or identical to the M4A1, but again, it must comply with all laws.

    Noise suppression devices depend on state and local laws, and if your LEO will sign your form. If allowed, you will be required to submit a application, signed by your LEO, as well as a check for $200, to the Federal Govt. This can take from a month up to 6 months to be approved. A note on suppression on the M4gery, if you research the AWB (Assault Weapons Ban), you will notice that you are only allowed a certain number of features on a post-ban rifle, flash suppressor is one of these features. A noise suppressor also counts as a flash suppression device, so your M4gery must be a "pre-ban" rifle. Any more questions, fire away, you are in the right place.
     
  3. KW

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    Check out ar15.com - lots of good info on AR-15s (the civilian versions of the M-16 and M-4).
     
  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    To expound, the only automatic weapons the "common people" of the US can own are ones that were imported before the 1986 ban on automatics. There are AK47's out there pre-86, but no M4A1's exactly. There are M-16's and other automatic Colt type rifles which you could customize with parts (new barrel, upper receiver, etc) to the M4A1 specifications.

    Be forewarned, such automatics are not cheap. A pre-1986 example of a M-16 will likely cost $8,000 or more.

    Assuming you find a suitable gun, you can apply for the $200 tax stamp to own it through the ATF. Once that's approved (takes 2-4 monthes, normally), you can pick up your gun.

    This is of course assuming your state doesn't have any laws restricting automatic weapons. Some do.

    And then you have to start the process all over again for the sound suppressor.
     
  5. sushibug

    sushibug :happysad:

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    i think this is a joke thread. hes obviously talking about counter-strike here. if he actually is serious.... hahahahhahaha
     
  6. Ry-Ballz

    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    You play too much CS.
     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    He asked a question and we gave him informative answers. That's what the Arsenal is here for. OT isn't a gun forum, i don't think we could/should expect everyone coming through to know proper terms, laws, etc.

    Just a little corner of the greater madness where we can BS and help anyone interested in learning about weapons or self defense.
     
  8. D-FENS

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    he is a counter strike player with no knowledge of real guns who came here, asking about real guns.

    M4A1- No. But, not knowing about guns, you obviously dont care about the inner workings of the M4, which is still pretty much the same as an AR-15/M-16, so you could get a preban AR-15 lower reciever (so you could have the collapsible stock), and a preban 16" CAR upper, so it looks like an M4.

    AK47- yes, you can get a romanian one that should look exactly like the ones in your crappy game.

    although, if you live in NYC, CA, or NJ, forget everything i said.
     
  9. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    :werd: Here is a pic of my SAR-1
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