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AK Assault Rifle

Classification

Machinegun

AK47 Assault Rifle
 
 
 
Distinctive Characteristics

Selective fire weapon. May be encountered with or without bayonet, with wooden stock or folding metal stock. Used by Soviet Bloc countries and may be designated also as AKM, TYPE 56 (China), TYPE (58 N Korea), MPIKM E Germ., or RPK, TARIQ (IRAQ) depending on the country of origin.

Special Note

Commercial semi-automatic variations are currently being imported s and are NOT classified as machine guns.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00


MP-43, MP-44 and STG-44 Assault Rifles

Classification

Machinegun

MP-43, MP-44 and STG-44 Assault Rifles
 
 
Distinctive Characteristics

Selector switch on side of frame permits either full or semi-automatic fire.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00


Mauser Machine Pistol, 7.63mm (.3Ocal.)

Classification

Machinegun (Machine Pistol)

Mauser Machine Pistol, 7.63mm (.3Ocal.) Mauser Machine Pistol, 7.63mm (.3Ocal.) Selector
 
 
 
Distinctive Characteristics

The selector switch on the left side of frame permits full or semi-automatic fire; this weapon is usually accompanied by a wooden holster which is capable of attachment as a shoulder stock. However, with or without the attachable shoulder stock, this weapon is a machine gun.

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).