I have a legaly converted M-1A which has had the selector tab weld break from the reciever. Anyone recomend anyone who can weld the tab back on? Thanks.
Ted,Any licensed gun smith can do the work if it's within their capabilities (I don't weld). You'll need to notify the ATF that you are sending it out for repair and when you get it back. I'd recommend sending a copy of your registration with the rifle. Check with Springfield Armory first since they did build some class III M1A rifles.
This is what I was told by my ATF inspector,and the gunsmith would log it in and out as any other gun brought in for repair.According to the current edition of the Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide, a licensed gunsmith may receive NFA firearms for repair and keep them as long as necessary without a class III license. Only a class I is required. The ATF does "suggest" that the owner obtain permission from the ATF by completing and mailing ATF form 5 to the NFA branch and receive approval prior to the delivery. The gunsmith should do the same before returning the firearm. Only the face of the form needs to be completed.
This has been a long held misconception. It seems like another confusing conundrum in ATF regulations.
While some acerbic humour was intended, it was one edge of a double edged sword.What the BATF needs to do is make a ruling to clarify their ruling.
Thanks for the laugh Gus... i couldn't agree more!
That is exactly the way I prefer to work NFA guns on the very rare occasions I do so.WOW Gus, your tales make me verry happy I stood there and watched the repair, paid the bill and walked out, the thing was literly never out of sight and within an arms length the whole time.