I would really like to hear more about this?Postie Saiga.
If Saiga 12 was produced in 1996 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiga-12 how could you have a post 1986?Post 1986 sample. I hired the original gas puck designer to convert a saiga to FA. 13 inch BBL. Runs great.
To be clear, the Gun Control Act of '68 limited the importation of NFA firearms. So imported NFA firearms including suppressors can only be dealer's samples and be held by Special Operational Taxpayers of Federal Firearms Licensees. Those imported NFA items are called Pre May Dealer's Sample. If the license was held by a sole proprietor, the Pre Samples can be retained by the owner, after the SOT is given up. But upon that proprietor's passing, the Pre May Samples must be transferred to a SOT FFL holder.I feel like I should add to.
A postie is anything made FA after May 1986 no matter when the firearm was actually assembled or manufactured.
I must have made a poor assumption that as we are all MG owners here and unless there are brave souls among us we all own posties or transferrables minus the odd pre sample Ill try to remember to address everyone with illegal MGs in the future to try to avoid confusion.To be clear, the Gun Control Act of '68 limited the importation of NFA firearms. So imported NFA firearms including suppressors can only be dealer's samples and be held by Special Operational Taxpayers of Federal Firearms Licensees. Those imported NFA items are called Pre May Dealer's Sample. If the license was held by a sole proprietor, the Pre Samples can be retained by the owner, after the SOT is given up. But upon that proprietor's passing, the Pre May Samples must be transferred to a SOT FFL holder.
As part of the Firearms Protection Act of 1986 the Hues Amendment limited private individuals from making or registering machineguns. The FPA was enacted on May 19, 1986. All machineguns entered into the NFA registry after enactment are considered Post (May) Samples. Only Law Enforcement Agencies and SOT FFL holders may possess Post Samples. For a SOT FFL holder to acquire a Post Sample as a demonstration sample fora Law Enforcement Agency, that Law Enforcement Agency must write a letter addressed to the dealer, on Agency letterhead, requesting a demonstration of the specific model of machinegun. This letter must be included with the transfer documentation from the manufacturer, importer, or dealer for the Post Sample transfer. The Agency letter requirement can be waved if the dealer selling a Post Sample is giving up their SOT.
ETA, there is a difference between a Post Sample machinegun and an unregistered (contraband) machinegun. A Post Sample machinegun has the registered part (frame or receiver) that was made by a 07/02 SOT manufacturer. Great grandpa's WW II bring back war trophy without any paperwork can not be registered as a Post Sample. The receiver must be destroyed per ATF instructions, and then remanufactured into a machinegun receiver by a Firearm manufacturer with a SOT. The original receiver can be donated to a museum and registered on Form 10.
If it was a 07/02 sample gun made BEFORE THE May 1986 cutoff that is a pre sample.
I have very little skills and I try not to speak if I don't have the knowledge, what little I do have. Some say I talk too much anyways.The above information is incorrect. A 07/02 is a licensed firearms manufacturer in the United States thatcan make NFA items. Any machinegun made and registered in the United States before May '86 is transferable. Any machineguns (even those that were originally made in the United States) that were imported into the United States and entered into the NFA registry after the GCA '68 to May '86 are Pre (May) Samples.
"Deerhurst" you certainly have skills and knowledge that I envy. But what is posted above in both posts is incorrect. A Post Sample is a registered machinegun that was entered into the NFA registry after May '86. An unregistered machinegun whether it was made or imported 100 years ago or today is contraband, not a "postie".