He purchased it in 1986 from a guy in Arkansas (where we lived at the time) (I only know this because the bulk of sale was in the safe as well).
Dad passed away.
I took the gun to a gun show in Alabama (where I now live) and was informed that it had been modified to fully-automatic and is illegal.
How am I supposed to know WHEN the gun was altered? If it was altered before May of ‘86 that’s legal?
It would also need to have been registered and be one of those 630k “in the pool” for civilian ownership?
How am I supposed to ascertain this?
Thanks for any guidance.
If you can't find any papers for it, get rid of it. You didn't say how it is modified. Is it drilled or just full auto parts put in it? if drilled, get those holes welded asap, and dispose of the full auto parts, if it isn't, dispose of the full auto parts. Do not sell it as is, it will come back to bite you in the ass. Really.
I have also had another gun guy look at it (before that gun
show) and he offered to buy it and never mentioned it being full-auto.
(I’m a female and while I have and know how to use a handgun, I don’t know much about other types of guns.)
So... can you give me any guidance on what to look for / how to tell in what way it was modified?
Thank goodness for bills of sale, and folks whose brainpower hasn’t diminished over the years!
Alright. I have a bit more homework to do.