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by danb35
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Form 1 SBR confusion about engraving
Replies: 22
Views: 3470

Re: Form 1 SBR confusion about engraving

You don't have to have the lower engraved before you file--some folks do, on the off chance that the engraver messes up, or the receiver gets lost in transit, but it isn't required. You may also want to engrave the barrel/upper, rather than the lower, with the caliber.
by danb35
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SBR question
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: SBR question

sendit wrote:So I will only physically add my name, address, and state to the lower.
You don't need your address, just city/state.
by danb35
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Trust changes now happening in January?
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Trust changes now happening in January?

And even IF a final ruling comes out in January 2015, there's still several more months after that before the law actually goes into effect. This is not necessarily the case--regulations can be made effective immediately after printing in the Federal Register. There can be, and often is, a delay, b...
by danb35
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: New MGs for Trusts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: New MGs for Trusts?

Pipe dream of a blogger. He forgets that the BATFE is judge, jury and executioner. No, a United States District Judge will be the judge, and there will be neither a jury nor an executioner. The problem (that I don't see a solution to, unless it can be successfully argued that the Hughes Amendment w...
by danb35
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: WI Rep. Sensenbrenner proposes eliminating the BATFE
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: WI Rep. Sensenbrenner proposes eliminating the BATFE

I can't help but have reservations against the portion of the proposal that spells out that the "F&E" portion of the agency's duties would be turned over to the Department of Justice (particularly the current Department of (in)Justice). ATF is already part of DOJ. Do you think this would make a dif...
by danb35
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: questions about an old form1 22LR suppressor
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: questions about an old form1 22LR suppressor

Transferring into a trust is also going to be a taxable transfer, and depending on his condition, that transfer may not even complete before his death. It also won't really do anything to ease or speed the transfer to his grandson. If he wants the suppressor to go to his grandson on his death, the b...
by danb35
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Moving, but paper form 4 is in the process
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Moving, but paper form 4 is in the process

USPS forwarding lasts one year for first class mail, though I've heard it suggested that mail from ATF doesn't get forwarded anyway. You could try contacting the NFA branch to advise them of your impending move.
by danb35
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: How far can I chop my 300 whisper barrel?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: How far can I chop my 300 whisper barrel?

My 300 BLK SBR has a 10.5" barrel with a pistol-length gas system. So far, it works fine suppressed and unsuppressed.
by danb35
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: How far can I chop my 300 whisper barrel?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: How far can I chop my 300 whisper barrel?

What barrel length did you specify on your Form 1? That's the configuration you should build, at least at first.
by danb35
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: SBR engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: SBR engraving

For the sake of others who may search, you need to engrave your name (if the Form 1 is filed as an individual) or the complete name of the corp/LLC/trust (specifically, abbreviations to the trust name like RLT for revocable living trust aren't allowed), and the city and state where the SBR is made (...
by danb35
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Nolo Says Don't Create A Gun Trust With Their Products
Replies: 20
Views: 2850

Re: Nolo Says Don't Create A Gun Trust With Their Products

With gun trusts, though, a lot of gun owners don't like the idea of giving ATF a list of all their guns . This always made me laugh. An NFA Trust should only contain your NFA items...which have to be approved by the ATF...which have a list of your approved items. So who are you hiding them from? Wh...
by danb35
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Nolo Says Don't Create A Gun Trust With Their Products
Replies: 20
Views: 2850

Re: Nolo Says Don't Create A Gun Trust With Their Products

I'm an attorney. I believe that folks who want a gun trust would be well-advised to consult in-person with an attorney who knows estate planning, knows the NFA, and can advise them as to how best to implement their goals. I believe the NFA dealers who are preparing trusts for their customers are doi...
by danb35
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Oil filter adapters?
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

Re: Oil filter adapters?

Your friend or more likely his SOT is full of it. Don't think the friend is; he's a pretty straight shooter. Possible, I guess, that he misunderstood what the SOT said, but that doesn't seem too likely in this case. I know nothing about the SOT in question other than that he seems to be giving out ...
by danb35
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Oil filter adapters?
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

Re: Oil filter adapters?

Pretty much what I figured, thanks. A friend says that his SOT says there's a recent ATF ruling indicating that the end-user can replace the filter himself, but neither he nor I have seen a copy of that, and it doesn't sound right to me.
by danb35
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Oil filter adapters?
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

Oil filter adapters?

Apologies if this has been discussed already--I didn't see any threads on this, but please point me to them if this is old news. I've seen discussion here about "solvent traps", and how they can easily (and illegally) be used to make a silencer by simply shooting through the oil filter. Today, thoug...
by danb35
Fri May 02, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Moving
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Moving

Since a trust doesn't ordinarily state your address, you wouldn't make any changes to the trust as a result of a move. Therefore, there shouldn't be any reason to send in a new copy of the trust.
by danb35
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: ATF eForms is alive!
Replies: 21
Views: 3649

Re: ATF eForms is alive!

The real question is, if they do manage to push through their rule changes on trusts/corp. needing photos, fingerprints, and CLEO, how could they make that comparable with the electronic system? I don't see an easy way to do that... Another case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is d...
by danb35
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: selfish request... need brain power
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: selfish request... need brain power

It's unlikely that capacitors will be a custom part. Semiconductors, sure, but passives not so much.
by danb35
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Silencer Reviews
Topic: buckmark & swr Spectre 2 vid
Replies: 15
Views: 2622

Re: buckmark & swr Spectre 2 vid

You didn't want to "poke the tiger" by failing to do something that there's not the faintest hint of any legal requirement to do? Not engraving your name on a suppressor you bought is "poking the tiger" in the same way that not painting your name on your car is.
by danb35
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: An interesting story
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

Re: An interesting story

You're right, I didn't post the law itself--I posted a summary of the law, written by what I believed to be a reasonably authoritative source. I'm happy to consider alternate summaries, but my evaluation of their credibility will be greatly influenced by how much of the actual law they cite. You'll ...
by danb35
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: An interesting story
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

Re: An interesting story

Alot of people don't know that Fed Agents have Exemption from Entrapment Exclusion. They (hopefully) don't know it because it isn't true. Entrapment is a valid defense at both the federal and the state levels. However, at both levels, it's an extremely difficult defense to establish. The article do...
by danb35
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Legal question about Corps and Trusts
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Legal question about Corps and Trusts

Completely unrelated issues. Corporations are people for some purposes, and not for others; this has been the case as long as corporations have existed. They are not individuals, and cannot be fingerprinted or photographed. ATF's proposal has nothing to do with any change in the legal status of corp...
by danb35
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: New guy with a lathe question.
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: New guy with a lathe question.

Don't let a 3-phase motor bother you--you can get a good 3-phase inverter for a 1HP motor for around $100 (see http://www.factorymation.com/Products/FM50_230V/ for one example I've used). These will let you run the motor on single-phase power, can let you run it on 110V power rather than 220V if you...
by danb35
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: What are you guys paying for NFA transfers?
Replies: 50
Views: 1988

Re: What are you guys paying for NFA transfers?

Really most of my out of state transfers are free as part of the fact I'm probably paying to much anyway or the dealer is already making huge profit. I.E. Machine guns . I have never paid for a transfer period at least in a up front manner. Have you done any out-of-state transfers where you didn't ...
by danb35
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: How do you improve silencers?
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: How do you improve silencers?

You do not need to send the design to ATF, only the basic specs (overall length and caliber). However, once you've built it, you're stuck with it--you aren't allowed to make new baffles or otherwise modify it without paying another $200 tax to make another silencer. The other option is to be license...