View Full Version : Question on full-auto blank-firing guns

Jack Straw from Wichita
02-19-2009, 5:01 PM
I've seen some ads for blank-firing fully automatic "guns", usually modeled after the German MP-40 or Soviet PPSh submachine guns. Kind-of a silly question, but are these legal in California? Common sense would suggest that they are, but you know common sense and gun laws aren't exactly synonymous . . .

02-19-2009, 5:25 PM
Yes they are. Quite a few reenactors in California own them.
The main "trick" allows them to be legal is the rounds load in reverse - front of the round faces to the rear of the gun.

From the website (http://www.militaryprecision.us/):
All of the replicas that you find on the following pages have been approved by Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and determined by them, through the process of physical review, NOT to be "firearms". They are therefore legal in all states. However, it is your responsibility to research the laws that apply to your area. Schoessler's Supply Room, LLC will NOT be responsible for this research.

Blank Only Replicas produced by Schoessler's Supply Room are not guns however they are not toys either. They are extremely accurate in appearance and are produced, sold or rented for theatrical (including historical reenactments), movie, and television use only. They are not available for sale to minors. They DO NOT come with a blaze orange plug installed in the barrel since we have a wavier from the Secretary of Commerce.

BATFE approval letters: http://ssroom.com/letter.htm