Even an inoperable StG44 is illegal to own without a class-3 permit. It’s a wonder the officers didn’t confiscate it from her.
I don’t know how she could legally sell it, either. Look for the BATF officers to come knocking on her door.
posted on 12/12/2012 5:38:55 AM PST
(Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
Renfield is correct. Unless this gun has previously been registered with the BATF as either a fully functional weapon ($200 registration tax) or as a registered inoperable DEWAT de-activated war trophy ($5 transfer tax) then this gun is completely illegal and cannot be sold to anybody. The police department can confiscate the weapon and then contact the ATF and have the gun registered to their department, but it can never be sold down the line to the public. It can only be transferred to another law enforcement agency in the future, forever. The only other choice is that the law enforcement can deactivate the weapon and have it transferred to a museum with the approval of the BATF. But no museum would pay much for a MP-55/STG-44. Fully operational and registered MP-44’s usually sell for between $15,000-$20,000 now a days.
posted on 12/12/2012 6:42:34 AM PST
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