Firearms Guide - Identification of Firearms - Section 1

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Thompson Submachine Gun, .45cal

Picture of a Thompson Submachine Gun, .45calClassification

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 Machinegun

Classification

Machinegun

Distinctive Characteristics

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

Special NotePicture of a m-2 carbine conversion kit

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

Image of a 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

Last Reviewed September 22, 2016