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SI-guru
09-24-2005, 1:21 AM
I know the answer will probably be no but will there be any chance this can be done in PRK ?

http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads/postimages/10085-Bushwacker2.jpg

saki302
09-24-2005, 5:01 AM
Nope..

BUT- I saw something similar for sale at Bain & Davis recently- it's probably still there. I have no idea what caliber it was though, but it looked very similar.

Also, if one were pre-made and available out of state, a cop could still buy it (SB15 exempt), or someone moving to this state could bring it with them (make new friends in AZ and NV who plan to move here!).

-Dave

-hanko
09-24-2005, 5:15 PM
Originally posted by Dave A.:
Also, if one were pre-made and available out of state, a cop could still buy it (SB15 exempt), or someone moving to this state could bring it with them (make new friends in AZ and NV who plan to move here!).

-Dave
I don't think so...I'm thinking an NFA short barreled rifle (I'm eyeballing the barrel at less than 16"). NFA items are not allowed in the prk for all practical purposes. I'm assuming the pictured gun was made from an existing rifle by chopping the barrel & stock...OTOH, it could legally (under FEDERAL law) be made from a previously unassembled receiver into a pistol.

From an archived ATF opiniion letter: "A weapon made from a rifle having a barrel less than 16" in length or an overall length of less than 26" is a firearm subject to the provisions of the National Firearms Act. It is unlawful for a person to make or transfer a firearm of this type without first having an approved application from ATF and paying the $200 tax. However, a lever action pistol made from a new, unused receiver, which had never been assembled or barreled as a rifle, would not be a weapon made from a rifle as defined above and it would not be subject to the provisions of the National Firearms Act."

Note that this is not necessarily what the PRK DOJ might think.

I have an 870 with a similar length (14") barrel & it took more than a little effort to legally purchase. Given the range out to which the rifle could actually hit something,I'd take a shotgun anytime. I guess a little too "Johnny Yuma" for my tastes http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-hanko

imported_booknut
09-24-2005, 8:10 PM
I have to see if I have the link, but there is at least one guy in the country who received the okay from BATFE to make replicas of the gun Steve McQueen used in his t.v. western...can't remember the name now.

It was a model 94 made into a pistol.

The new replica is a pistol from the beginning...not made from a rifle.

So, the one above might be a pistol also...I don't know because I've never seen that one.

well...I found the one above...
Bushwacker (http://www.wildwestguns.com/Bushwacker/body_bushwacker.html)

The Steve McQueen show was, "The Bounty Hunter"
Here's a shot of his gun...
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/steve-mcqueen-dac1.jpg

Here's some more
http://www.tvacres.com/weapons_maresleg.htm

Here's the real deal
http://www.wildwestmerchandise.com/article.htm

saki302
09-24-2005, 11:14 PM
I think the one Bain & Davis had was one of those .45 colt cowboy copies. It looks like the photos on the links, and was quite expensive- probably here pre-2000.

-Dave

Bruce
09-25-2005, 9:31 AM
Originally posted by booknut:
I have to see if I have the link, but there is at least one guy in the country who received the okay from BATFE to make replicas of the gun Steve McQueen used in his t.v. western...can't remember the name now.

It was a model 94 made into a pistol.

The new replica is a pistol from the beginning...not made from a rifle.

So, the one above might be a pistol also...I don't know because I've never seen that one.

well...I found the one above...
Bushwacker (http://www.wildwestguns.com/Bushwacker/body_bushwacker.html)

The Steve McQueen show was, "The Bounty Hunter"
Here's a shot of his gun...
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/steve-mcqueen-dac1.jpg

Here's some more
http://www.tvacres.com/weapons_maresleg.htm

Here's the real deal
http://www.wildwestmerchandise.com/article.htm

The show was not "The Bounty Hunter" but "Wanted: Dead or Alive". The first season is available on DVD. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
The original guns were made from Winchester 1892's.There were two different styles of lever during the run of the show. One was trapizoidal and the other was triangular. In a couple of different episodes, McQeen's chartacter, Josh Randall, buys ammunition. Once he asks for .45/70's and in another for .38-55's; neither of which will fit a '92 action. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
The operative law in the PRK is 12020(a)PC. It covers sawed off shotguns and rifles, along with dirks, daggers, billy-clubds, nunchakos etc...