Real News. Real Funny.

Comments

  • "This is a gun that should actually be in a museum rather than in a shredder,"
    Crabtree said. And that's why they will allow the owner to sell the gun.

    So she can only sell it to a museum?

    Did she return the money the cops gave her? If the deal's not undone, I don't see how they can "allow" her to sell it.
  • A Sturmgewehr 44, cool. World's first moderate-power cartridge, gas-operated, pistol grip assault rifle, the model followed by almost all modern guns. Then there's the long story of calling it the MP-44 to hide it from Hitler who didn't think the concept would work, then him finally trying it and ordering it into production. Used a fair amount of stampings but still typically German with too much skilled machine work required, the AK design is much simpler to manufacture.

    BarkingUnicorn: If the deal's not undone, I don't see how they can "allow" her to sell it.


    Think you're reading more into what he said than is there. The woman clearly wants to get rid of it, so I'm sure they're putting her in contact with museums and gun dealers so she can do so at a fair price.
  • vossiewulf: fair price.


    The best I can do is $100.

    /I've wanted one of those ever since I found out they existed.
  • Damnit. Pawn Stars image fail.

    BarkingUnicorn: "This is a gun that should actually be in a museum rather than in a shredder,"
    Crabtree said. And that's why they will allow the owner to sell the gun.

    So she can only sell it to a museum?

    Did she return the money the cops gave her? If the deal's not undone, I don't see how they can "allow" her to sell it.


    You should probably treat news articles as not exact accounts of what was said and what happened.
  • Shoots 500 rounds per minute....

    I'm assuming she has her approved Form 4 with a tax stamp.
  • Because People in power are Stupid: Shoots 500 rounds per minute....

    I'm assuming she has her approved Form 4 with a tax stamp.


    She does, no worries.
  • You know who else was a fan of the MP-44?
  • St_Francis_P: You know who else was a fan of the MP-44?


    Well he wasn't a fan before he was a fan. Which is why they called it the MaschinenPistole 44 when it was developed, because Hitler liked submachineguns and they wanted to hide that it was an assault rifle. Then he gave it a spin and ordered it into production as the Stg-44, and probably remarked to everyone around how brilliant he was for anticipating the need for this weapon.
  • vossiewulf: St_Francis_P: You know who else was a fan of the MP-44?

    Well he wasn't a fan before he was a fan. Which is why they called it the MaschinenPistole 44 when it was developed, because Hitler liked submachineguns and they wanted to hide that it was an assault rifle. Then he gave it a spin and ordered it into production as the Stg-44, and probably remarked to everyone around how brilliant he was for anticipating the need for this weapon.


    You're making it difficult to properly Godwin this thread.
  • NewportBarGuy: vossiewulf: fair price.

    The best I can do is $100.

    /I've wanted one of those ever since I found out they existed.


    I've got a buddy who's an expert In WWII firearms...
  • St_Francis_P: You're making it difficult to properly Godwin this thread.


    Sorry. Resume Godwinning.
  • So is that thing likely to be in firing condition? Relatively easily restored to firing condition?

    Since she already owns it, and has for decades, if the owner decides not to sell it, but to keep it as a historical artifact, family heirloom, investment grade collectible, would she need to obtain a permit for it?

    What would it take for the owner to be able to legally ride "assault weapon" in the passenger seat of a car through her city carrying her weapon?

    Or to walk down the street pushing a stroller with one hand, carrying this assault rifle in the other?
  • cdn.most-expensive.netView Full Size


    Wow.

    Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice when I traded in my Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic under Obama's "Cash For Clunkers" program.
  • Holy crap. I didn't think there were any MP44s outside of museums.
  • "The French fight for glory, the English fight for land, and the Americans fight for souvenirs."

    I like hearing the stories about how this stuff gets from the battlefield to someone's collection
  • vossiewulf: Sorry. Resume Godwinning.


    It wasn't a Godwin anyway.

    Can't be done intentionally, nor on Weeners, and requires two players.

    /kids these days, no concept of history.
  • She can't legally possess that gun. Unless it's registered with that ATF in her name, it's illegal for her to possess it. The cops were right to say that it's a treasure and shouldn't be destroyed but it's an illegal gun. The penalty is 10 years in federal prison. Even if the gun was registered in her husband's for father's name, she can't possess it without having having it transfered to her name. Meanwhile it has to be in the possession of a class 3 dealer until the transfer occurs.

    If the gun was never registered, it can't ever be registered.
  • Follow up in a few days on how the local BATmen showed up to confiscate it.
  • jayfan.files.wordpress.comView Full Size



    /can't find the end scene on the bridge
  • NFA: She can't legally possess that gun. Unless it's registered with that ATF in her name, it's illegal for her to possess it. The cops were right to say that it's a treasure and shouldn't be destroyed but it's an illegal gun. The penalty is 10 years in federal prison. Even if the gun was registered in her husband's for father's name, she can't possess it without having having it transfered to her name. Meanwhile it has to be in the possession of a class 3 dealer until the transfer occurs.

    If the gun was never registered, it can't ever be registered.


    Not sure if Im being trolled here. There is no ATF registry.
  • "A woman turned in the gun"

    No! Really? I would have never guessed it was a woman...
  • don't think the local 'bangers would come up with the $ for it when they could buy something similar and reliable for pennies on the dollar
  • BarkingUnicorn: So she can only sell it to a museum?


    ...where I can only presume that it will be worked on by top men.
  • Load 25 of 110 newer comments
  •  

This thread is closed to new comments.