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Thompson Submachine Gun, .45cal

Thompson Submachine Gun, .45cal
Classification

Machinegun

Distinctive Characteristics

Selector switch permits firing of weapon either as a semi or full automatic weapon.

Special Note

The original Model 1927, while semiautomatic only, is still classified as a Title II firearm because of its machine gun receiver and short barrel. The Thompson Model 1927A1-A5 firearms manufactured by Auto Ordnance, West Hurley, New York are classified as Title I firearms.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00


M-2 Carbine – Machine Gun

M-2 Carbine – Machine Gun M-2 Carbine – Machine Gun Conversion Kit
Classification

Machinegun

Distinctive Characteristics

Selector switch permits firing of weapon either as a semi or full
automatic weapon.

 
Special Note

M-1 Carbines altered by substitution of M-2 kits to permit automatic fire are also machine guns. Carbine receivers marked M-2 are machine guns, even though they may only be capable of semiautomatic fire.Possession of an unregistered M-2 conversion kit, which consists of the following seven parts, constitutes possession of an unregistered NFA firearm; regardless of whether or not assembled;

  • 1. Selector
  • 2. Selector spring
  • 3. Selector lever assembly
  • 4. Hammer
  • 5. Disconnector
  • 6. Disconnector spring
  • 7. Disconnector plunger
Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00


M-14 Machine Gun

M-14 Machine Gun
Classification

Machinegun

Distinctive Characteristics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This is the M-14 Rifle. It generally can be distinguished from the M1 by shoulder plate, magazine and flash hider. The forestock is also different from that found on the M-1. The Selector Switch on the M-14 Machine Gun is located on the right rear side of the receiver, just above the trigger. All M-14's which are so marked are Machine Guns whether or not equipped with a Selector Switch.

Special Note

The Model M-IA rifle manufactured by the Springfield Armory, San Antonio, Texas or Geneseo, Illinois, is similar in appearance to the M-14 with the exception of not having a selector, it is NOT a machine gun. The M-1A is a Title I weapon.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00

Identification of Firearms Within the Purview of the National Firearms Act

Foreword

This publication was prepared by the Firearms Technology Branch to help you in identifying weapons classified as firearms (including destructive devices) under Title 26. This may also be cited as the “National Firearms Act.” This guide acts as an aid in identifying types of firearms and destructive devices which must be registered with ATF under the national firearms act (title II of the gun control act of 1968).