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Lancear15
09-24-2010, 1:33 PM
Any leads on price and availability would be greatly appreciated.

Bhobbs
09-24-2010, 1:57 PM
There's one for sale here but I think its an FN made M2 if that matters to you.

themailman
09-24-2010, 8:59 PM
Huh? I Ca? Pullin my leg?

RolinThundr
09-24-2010, 10:37 PM
Atlantic Firearms has one, don't know the manufacturer:

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/data/default/images/catalog/large/50cal2007.jpg

Kerplow
09-25-2010, 12:33 AM
Huh? I Ca? Pullin my leg?

i think the .50bmg ban only applies to shoulder fired rifles, which the M2 is not. I THINK, i could be wrong though and if this is FUD please call me out.

joelukehart
09-25-2010, 1:39 AM
In a free state other than CA.

ldivinag
09-25-2010, 6:49 AM
yes, AB50 only bans shoulder fired rifles with chambers of 50bmg, specifically.

contact tracy guns and pistols. last time i was there, they had a 308 tripod mounted semi auto.

they said they could also get an M2...

dachan
09-25-2010, 8:43 AM
Try the WTS subforum:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=287788

AJAX22
09-25-2010, 9:02 AM
PRKarms has been known to sell them, I don't know if they have any in stock, but you can alwasy have them do a special order for you.

xibunkrlilkidsx
09-25-2010, 9:02 AM
In a free state other than CA.

negative. the m2 is a crew served weapon. the 50bmg ban only applies to shoulder fired weapons.

Quiet
09-25-2010, 9:09 AM
negative. the m2 is a crew served weapon. the 50bmg ban only applies to shoulder fired weapons.

What he said.

Penal Code 12278
(a) As used in this chapter, a ".50 BMG rifle" means a center fire rifle that can fire a .50 BMG cartridge and is not already an assault weapon pursuant to Section 12276, 12276.1, or 12276.5, or a machinegun, as defined in Section 12200.

Penal Code 12020
(c)(20) As used in this section, a "rifle" means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.



Pic from a SoCal belt-fed shoot at Lytle Creek a few years back.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_I88A6C5UfDU/SETyrqNndRI/AAAAAAAAA6c/LiKDcCpL-rk/s640/CIMG0087.JPG

Mac Attack
09-25-2010, 9:39 AM
Try impact guns. I saw one not too long ago going for an affordable $60,000. I have seen them sold for >$60k on various sights and auction boards.

PolishMike
09-25-2010, 9:41 AM
I can get one.

Call me if you are serious.

PolishMike
09-25-2010, 9:42 AM
Try impact guns. I saw one not too long ago going for an affordable $60,000. I have seen them sold for >$60k on various sights and auction boards.

That had to be a NFA gun.

Normal Semi guns range from 7-12k

CSACANNONEER
09-25-2010, 9:42 AM
Try impact guns. I saw one not too long ago going for an affordable $60,000. I have seen them sold for >$60k on various sights and auction boards.

That would have been a C&R FA. You can find semi auto M2s and M3s for under $10K.

bomb_on_bus
09-25-2010, 3:05 PM
or you can get the kits and build them up your self for even less. But still way to expensive for me.

Kudos to those that can afford it.

Kerplow
09-25-2010, 5:53 PM
That would have been a C&R FA. You can find semi auto M2s and M3s for under $10K.

what justifies the ridiculous prices on the FA guns? surely it can't be the cost of the FA parts.

Quiet
09-25-2010, 6:04 PM
what justifies the ridiculous prices on the FA guns? surely it can't be the cost of the FA parts.

Supply and demand economics.

Low supply, high demand = large price tag

Due to the Hughes Amendment to the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986, all MGs manufactured after May 1986 can only be transfered to Gov/Mil/LE agency or FFL/SOT.

Since no more MGs can be added to the registry for civilian ownership, the price on the existing ones go up every year due supply/demand issues.

For example...
new non-transferable MP5 auto-sear = $25
used civilian transferable MP5 auto-sear = $12,000

CSACANNONEER
09-25-2010, 6:05 PM
what justifies the ridiculous prices on the FA guns? surely it can't be the cost of the FA parts.

No, the FA parts are CHEAPER than the custom made semi parts. The fact that it's an original gun which has never been demilled and rebuilt has a lot to do with it's collector's value. The other thing is that it would be a fully transferable NFA register gun. You can't register them anymore. So, the supply can only get smaller as guns get stolen, lost in fires, floods, etc. I wonder how many NFA registered MGs were lost forever during Katrina?

Kerplow
09-25-2010, 6:11 PM
so NFA registration applies to ALL FA guns?

CSACANNONEER
09-25-2010, 6:16 PM
so NFA registration applies to ALL FA guns?

No, only the legal ones in private hands.:D.

Lancear15
09-28-2010, 7:11 AM
or you can get the kits and build them up your self for even less. But still way to expensive for me.

Kudos to those that can afford it.

Thanks for the responses guys.

I found a M3 for $7,300 and M2 for $8,600

Anyone know why the M3s go for less? Less name value I assume?

Can anyone provide info on the kits please, very interested in this.

CSACANNONEER
09-28-2010, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the responses guys.

I found a M3 for $7,300 and M2 for $8,600

Anyone know why the M3s go for less? Less name value I assume?

Can anyone provide info on the kits please, very interested in this.

The M3 parts kit were the last parts kits to flood the market. So, more 07s still have them around. The M2s are heavier and a bit more in demand. That's almost all of my knowledge on the subject.

DRH
09-28-2010, 1:27 PM
The M3 is the aircraft version of the M2HB. The M3 kit are more plentiful than the ground guns kits with many still being imported from countries like greece (less barrel and reciever).
Most of the M3 kits are being built into simulated ground guns (M3HB). There are internal differences between the M3 and M2HB the big ones are the M3 has a lightened bolt, triangular switches instead of the rotating circular switch to change feed directions on the bolt and the depressors are mounted on the side plates instead of the buffer assembly. There are other differences but those are the main ones. I like the M3 guns as they can be interchangeable between the different barrel configurations (heavy barrel and aircraft shroud).

stix213
09-28-2010, 2:01 PM
yes, AB50 only bans shoulder fired rifles with chambers of 50bmg, specifically.


Wait, so does this mean I could build a 50BMG AR-15 if I go stockless and keep 30" OAL? I promise to only shoot it rambo style from the hip :D