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0750turbo
April 29, 2017, 20:13
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b568/0750turbo/AK47/C5012B4C-0DF4-4DEE-B8B4-7AC89944FFF9_zps0kk7w3ln.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/0750turbo/media/AK47/C5012B4C-0DF4-4DEE-B8B4-7AC89944FFF9_zps0kk7w3ln.jpg.html)

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b568/0750turbo/AK47/A034561C-8BF7-4586-86E7-1FA5AC97A7EA_zpsbovxjifi.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/0750turbo/media/AK47/A034561C-8BF7-4586-86E7-1FA5AC97A7EA_zpsbovxjifi.jpg.html)

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b568/0750turbo/AK47/D3BC4E94-7E63-43DE-A784-4B9CBE651166_zpsmfh26qsc.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/0750turbo/media/AK47/D3BC4E94-7E63-43DE-A784-4B9CBE651166_zpsmfh26qsc.jpg.html)

meltblown
April 29, 2017, 21:18
Nice

VALMET
April 29, 2017, 21:22
That is absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing.

kingsalmon
April 29, 2017, 21:53
me like the fun switch

rbgonoles
April 29, 2017, 21:55
Now that's hardcore :headbang:

droid
April 29, 2017, 23:07
Machined receiver!

Outstanding!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tuscan Raider
April 29, 2017, 23:30
Way too cool.

Aren't documented bring backs like hens teeth?

sharkey
April 29, 2017, 23:37
Sweet! Nice piece of history there. What is the back story?

hueyville
April 30, 2017, 05:59
If friend's dfamily had similar items from his father who was a colonel attached to the "one o worst" in Vietnam. Is there a way to get them all Okey Dokey? Good family, kind they make movies about as he is still in service and his grandfather, great grandfather and on back fought in wars all the way back through both world wars, both sides of civil war and to the Revolutionary War. He never married so will be the last of his branch but has a passed of cousins to carry the family name and traditions. Currently rifles are in display case with internals MIA.

enbloc8
April 30, 2017, 08:38
As in "registered automatics missing parts" or "missing parts AND unregistered"?

For the former, I imagine that, as with FALs, it can be done pretty easily if you're not too picky about the source of parts. For the latter, since the end of the Amnesty registrations in 1986, you're basically screwed. I understand you would literally need an Act of Congress to add anything to the civilian registry at this point.

John A
April 30, 2017, 10:02
I'd like to shake the mans hand that walked over and picked that up off of the ground.

Arby
April 30, 2017, 10:35
....For the latter, since the end of the Amnesty registrations in 1986, you're basically screwed....

The amnesty for MGs and destructive devices was in 1968.

FWIW, I remember seeing an AK bring-back at a gunshow back in '68, IIRC. The owner had apparently picked it up from a vet and registered it during the amnesty.

A lot of people missed a great opportunity back then.

gunplumber
April 30, 2017, 11:04
Interesting front sight wings. Photo angle or modified? Original or post-production? I have photos of an identical rifle with the machined out front sight hood, as well as a virgin block so manufactured.

I suspect that any stories about vietnam bringback should be treated conservatively unless accompanied by the appropriate paperwork. Not just "stories".

I suspect it a semiauto import converted pre-republican ban. Stembridge, perhaps.








As in "registered automatics missing parts" or "missing parts AND unregistered"?

Consider the source. Proper response to anything from Huey. "Cool story, dude" then return to the grown-up table.

AliYahu
April 30, 2017, 11:07
If it's an 'authorized' bring-back then it is considered registered as long as the original owner still possess the firearm and authorization papers. This is a question for the Subguns.com NFA board, they can answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

Eli

meltblown
April 30, 2017, 11:09
If it's an 'authorized' bring-back then it is considered registered as long as the original owner still possess the firearm and authorization papers. This is a question for the Subguns.com NFA board, they can answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

Eli

What's the use? He has the stamp.

AliYahu
April 30, 2017, 11:58
What's the use? He has the stamp.

Somebody asked about a bring-back, I wasn't referring to the OP.

Eli

Mandaree36
April 30, 2017, 12:15
Wow.....that is a damn fine specimen.

Thanks for sharing OP...

Now excuse me gents, whilst I wipe the drool off my keyboard :biggrin:

gates
April 30, 2017, 15:18
That's a beauty! congrats.

meltblown
April 30, 2017, 15:34
Somebody asked about a bring-back, I wasn't referring to the OP.

Eli

Copy.

Tat2
April 30, 2017, 22:16
Just....wow. :bow: :bow: :bow:

T

enbloc8
May 02, 2017, 13:30
The amnesty for MGs and destructive devices was in 1968.

FWIW, I remember seeing an AK bring-back at a gunshow back in '68, IIRC. The owner had apparently picked it up from a vet and registered it during the amnesty.

A lot of people missed a great opportunity back then.

Wasn't there a second amnesty period prior to the 1986 ban as well?

TenTea
May 02, 2017, 13:52
Full of wonder, I am...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/9a/bb/1e/9abb1eab5a46ef4b4ae68c4a55f18356.jpg

Arby
May 02, 2017, 15:50
Wasn't there a second amnesty period prior to the 1986 ban as well?

To my knowledge, no. I've never heard of another amnesty. The 1968 GCA allowed for the possibility of further amnesties, but none have as yet occurred, as far as I know.

You may be thinking of the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of 1986. That act undid a few of the onerous provisions of the 1968 GCA, but also banned the further sale of new MGs to ordinary citizens, thus putting a freeze on the number of MGs capable of being owned by regular citizens (i.e., those of us that can't own post dealer samples and the like).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm_Owners_Protection_Act

wanneroo
May 02, 2017, 20:02
Nice bring back AK.

Arby
May 02, 2017, 21:27
Nice bring back AK.

Indeed!

Congratulations to the OP.
Please let us know how it shoots!

gauraprema
May 13, 2017, 19:02
Well you damn sure got your all around shit hit the fan gun,perfect for all aspects.Still research teams are working to build better gun,but the AK is a consistent thorn in the side.My uncle said his team carried AK's during some of his time in vietnam.My granmother said he was gone first in 1962,funny looking photos of him with one of those curly french looking mustaches.Photos are black and white but funny looking as he was way taller than the vietnames guys beside him.Life long green beret,I spent summers with him in texas and hes the one who introdused me to full autos but no AKs.He would give me hawaii hula shirts,he h to go there fairly often but he passed away living in fayetvile north carolina. fayetville.Even thogh he was in his late 70,s last time I saw him and that was more than 10 years back but he could still manipulate and hit his target out to 50yrds with a kassner I had every time faster than I could.Only thing is he said it was much lighter than the ones he had used.So your AK has brought back some good memories for me,realy nice peice,now you gotta start eating vietnames mountanin folk food.God bles you sir.

01BIRDDOG
May 14, 2017, 08:01
I had a Type 56 with "L" and "D" selector markings that was a '68 amnesty gun that had a folding cruciform bayonet. I kept it many years and finally traded it on a U.S. Property marked M1 Thompson.....What a mistake.
Your example is beautiful to say the least.

AliYahu
May 14, 2017, 08:26
I had a Type 56 with "L" and "D" selector markings that was a '68 amnesty gun that had a folding cruciform bayonet. I kept it many years and finally traded it on a U.S. Property marked M1 Thompson.....What a mistake.
Your example is beautiful to say the least.

As cool as the AK is, and having fired a lot of rounds through both guns (in select-fire), I'd rather the Thompson!

Eli

martian308
May 14, 2017, 11:52
Got a friend that has an amnesty registered AK. It's going to be put up on Julia's later this year. I'll provide details if anyone's interested as they become available.

Tbone7889
June 22, 2017, 16:05
Got a friend that has an amnesty registered AK. It's going to be put up on Julia's later this year. I'll provide details if anyone's interested as they become available.
Tell your friend I have a buyer that wants a amnesty registered AK no need for julia