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    New Form1 project - M79

    EFiled a form1 on this
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    Cool!

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    Very awesome!
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    Nice!

    Did you do the receiver yourself? I've been wanting to Form 1 an airsoft m79 I got from Sarco a few months ago. Thinking the best route is to make a steel framed insert for the FCG that would set into the pot-metal airsoft receiver. What is your plan for the barrel? I've seen them on GB for $1000-2000 and am thinking that I might skip the authenticity, and go for cheap DOM tubing instead. The originals were aluminum IIRC so the low chamber pressure shouldn't be any issue in the tubing.

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    Congratulations. Please keep us updated.

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    The picture above is a NOS Kannar receiver.
    I have a line on a complete original NOS barrel to go with it
    once the F1 Is approved. This one will be a shooter.
    Should be approved pretty soon.

    I talked with Jerry @ Recon Ord (GB seller) about all his reproduction parts
    (Including barrels) but decided on another path when a good deal
    Presented itself on an all original item.

    I also purchased an unfired TRW M79 DD a few month back, which is more
    of a museum piece (it actually came out of one). It has to transfer on F4, so that one will be a long while…

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    Is the receiver the DD on an M79? I thought on an M203 the barrel was the registered part.

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    M79 receiver is title I (non-NFA) without a barrel as it isn’t
    a DD until a barrel >.50 is added.

    Think of it similar to a SBR

    M203 is similar - without a barrel they are title I
    Add a barrel & it is a DD

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    Interesting. So will you have to register each grenade also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
    Interesting. So will you have to register each grenade also?
    My understanding is only if the projectile contains 1/4 oz of explosive would the round need to be registered. Chalk rounds are popular. When the chalk round hits there is a cloud of chalk. It is possible to own real HE rounds. The $200 tax per is the least of the cost. Storage is complicated. The HE rounds would need to be stored like dynamite. There is also the issue of where to fire HE rounds? More importantly, what happens when a round doesn't go off? You can't leave it, but you could get killed if it goes off when you try to remove it. What would it cost to pay an agency to deal with it? That sounds like a real nightmare to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S Conversions View Post
    My understanding is only if the projectile contains 1/4 oz of explosive would the round need to be registered. Chalk rounds are popular. When the chalk round hits there is a cloud of chalk. It is possible to own real HE rounds. The $200 tax per is the least of the cost. Storage is complicated. The HE rounds would need to be stored like dynamite. There is also the issue of where to fire HE rounds? More importantly, what happens when a round doesn't go off? You can't leave it, but you could get killed if it goes off when you try to remove it. What would it cost to pay an agency to deal with it? That sounds like a real nightmare to me.

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    That about sums it up…

    If you want to play with the real ones, gotta join the Army.

    Although, I’ve seen videos on YouTube of a place in Vietnam
    that has about everything avail for civilians to shoot for $$$.
    Kinda like if you want to fly in a fighter jet, there are places
    Where you can pay to do it. I used to work with a guy who paid
    Russia ~$20M to be 2nd space tourist to ISS, so with enough $,
    anything is possible…

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    Ok, makes sense (as much as laws do). Chalk would be super cool. Or smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
    Ok, makes sense (as much as laws do). Chalk would be super cool. Or smoke.
    I’ve always wanted a 40mm just to shoot the bee hive 22lr cartridges. That just looks like a lot of cheap fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortyfive1911a1 View Post
    I’ve always wanted a 40mm just to shoot the bee hive 22lr cartridges. That just looks like a lot of cheap fun.
    FYI -
    https://reloadableshells.com/product-category/40-mm/

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    the big shooterist has a video on the ammo you can get for the 40 mm

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    Eform1 approved today - only 25 day wait…
    Now to get a barrel…
    Last edited by mattnh; 07-27-2021 at 03:25 PM.

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    Congratulations, on the approval of your Form 1.

    Scott

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    Awesome build.

    I've been very slowly gathering parts for one, but I'm totally stuck when it comes to the receiver frame (stocks, barrels, etc haven't actually been a problem, but haven't seen receivers come up). If anyone has a line on any receivers, either New Old Stock or new production, I would be very, very grateful for a hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnh View Post
    Eform1 approved today - only 25 day wait…
    Now to get a barrel…
    Awesome
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    Progress

    Now just need to get it put together
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