Price Guides last updated: Jan 2017
The State of ... Prices continue to surge higher. Is there a limit to the price of an H&K sear gun? It doesn’t seem so. M16s are not far behind. Almost everything is getting love making the price of entry to transferable guns around $6k. Incredible!! Volume is way down which supports higher prices, meaning we may still be feeling the effects of the 41P rule changes. Some guys have predicted for 15 years that we’re in a bubble. Like a stopped clock, some day they could be correct.
Remember there’s now a new Form 4 (and 1) without a CLEO certification section. A completed copy of the form has to be sent to the CLEO before you send it to ATF NFA. NFA will not accept an old Form 4.
Three charts show significant variations between guns within a category. The first compares H&K MP5s with registered sears, clip-on trigger groups and swing-down triggers. It should be noted that similar variations are true for other H&K guns. H&K sears have a distinct chart that can assist valuation. Another chart compares UZI Registered Receivers to Registered Bolts. Finally, there is a comparison of “regular” M60s to M60E4-6 (MK43 Mod x) to M60s originally built by Saco Maremont.
The NRA Board elections end April 9. If you’re an NRA voting member and haven’t voted yet, let me recommend Adam Kraut. He’s young blood that’s NFA friendly and a good guy. Read more about him at adamkraut.com. Only vote for directors that you really like and don’t casually fill out the maximum ballot. A vote for a few guys (or just 1 for Adam) is much more powerful because you won’t inflate everyone’s numbers. Additionally, vote NO on the by-law changes that appear to be a blatant power grab by the current regime. The by-law changes make it almost impossible for grassroot membership Board nominations and challenges to the Board. If the by-law changes are that important, they should be voted on individually.
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More of the STILL Continuing JPFO Rant - There’s been a few negative comments about this, but if you had a father or grandfather that fought in the Pacific during WWII, you may be alive today due to the nuclear bombing of Japan that ended the war in the Pacific. At least 1 million US and up to 4 million Japanese lives were saved when Japan surrendered, negating the anticipated invasion of Japan. My dad was Army Air Force in India and Burma during the war and was being readied for the invasion. His life was likely spared due to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For JFPO to allow revisionists a voice to equate these events with the Nazi Holocaust is disgusting. This rant will stay until JFPO addresses the issue. It’s been many years and haven’t heard from them yet. If you don’t like it, skip it or try out your delete key.
UPDATE On JPFO - Apparently JPFO has fallen apart after the death of Mr. Zellman and other unfortunate events befallen their leadership. They have merged with the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) sometime in 4Q 2014. SAF’s leader, Alan Gottlieb has previously stated his opposition to Class III guns, while barely tolerating semi-automatic weapons. Additionally, Gottlieb supported the Toomey/Manchen universal background check/gun registration bill. Maybe not the best of friends for automatic weapon advocates. I expressed my reservations about the “Japanese genocide” to Alan Korwin of gunlaws.com who has joined with SAF/JPFO to promote their alliance and received a big fat no response. I even bought one of his books; how ungrateful!
JPFO used to be a no-nonsense civil rights organization with special emphasis on the rights of self defense. Unique for a Jewish organization. Then Mr. Zellman passed away and they may have lost their compass. Last October (2011!), one of their correspondents penned an article about government sponsored genocides that included this paragraph:
“I've seen many other programs about the Nazi Holocaust -- or Shoah (the "Catastrophe") as it's also been called -- and so have you. Along with the Turkish slaughter of the Armenians, the Chinese "Massacre of the Landlords", Stalin's deadly crimes, (I would also include what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki), and the insanity of the Cambodian Killing Fields, the Nazi Holocaust, the principal horror of the 20th century, was the crowning achievement of untrammeled statism in an age which, not by any means coincidentally, saw the rise of the gigantic super-government.”
Include what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki among the genocides of the 20th Century? We know what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Nuclear bombs were dropped on Japanese cites causing widespread destruction and massive casualties causing the previously reticent Japanese to surrender. Subsequently, the planned invasion of Japan was canceled, saving millions of Japanese and Allied lives. The casualties numbered in the hundreds of thousands. JPFO was way out-of-line to equate those acts of war with the 100s of millions liquidated by their own governments. You be the judge as I still haven’t seen any retraction from JPFO.
Machine Gun Price Guide - The definite source of machine gun price information on the Internet. The MGP contains price information for over 100 transferable automatic weapons. Navigate to the Price Guides to find a particular category and select a thumbnail for a full screen display of an easily understandable chart of average prices and trends in a high/low window over many years of history.
The uniqueness of our Constitution and the rights recognized and protected by the Bill of Rights makes the US one of the only countries in the world to allow civilian ownership of automatic weapons. This privilege is controlled by various laws and regulations that exist to control and restrict ownership. Regardless of your stand on the fairness or even the constitutionality of the regulations, follow the links below to begin understanding what defines a machine gun an individual may own and how to acquire/dispose of them in ordinary commerce.
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