ATF is adding 4000 transferable Machineguns to the registry including many MP-5’s.

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Another addition benefit for the PreSample MP5s. They are factory built guns. The last I knew, HK would only work on factory guns. So if you had a SOT conversion, HK would not work on it. If you owned a factory MP5, I would think that you could send it to HK and have it totally rebuilt and refinished with all new factory parts. So that beater '82 MP5 could be rebuilt into a brand new F model. What would that be worth to the collector market?

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In the video he said they were going to auction off some MP-5’s that were pre samples but are now transferable. Would be interesting to see what they go for.
 

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Hi,

I know there are new real uzi SMG's talking with local FFL/SOT folks. There have been a few real MP-5's that went for auction lately. IIRC, they were in the 80-90k range.

Wish there were a test other than waiting for BATF to respond to a letter to find today's status of a pre-sample. I'm not sure the e-forms non-denial when filling out an e-form4 is 100%.

Just sayin,

K2
 

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I heard from a Dealer on another site that his an M240 and M249 beltfeds flipped to transferable. He said he knows of at least 4 more M249’s that are transferable now. He says he thinks there were 50 to 60 pre May M249’s before this so there could be more then 5 that flipped to transferable. I think these new Transferables will be snapped up by people with some serious cash. There may be some more Aug’s that are Transferable now too.
 

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What I am saying is out of say 15000 LE agencies over 16 years and change only 4000 bought one imported mg each? Equipping a swat team with mp5 s for example would usually require at least 10 to arm a small one with a spare or two. I gotta believe more than 400 swat teams bought imported guns over that time. Plus even the smallest PD has a few toyz stuck in the armory for emergencies.

Samples are just that, an actual order would be new guns purchased for/by them.


The MG34 came from a Montana Sheriffs Dept and was a post 68 pre86.

The story my uncle got was that this was the 70's and they were worried about Indian resurrections and attacks going on as it happened in Canada and the Dakotas due to the American Indian Movement.

8mm was cheap also.

One would think they can get 1919s and cheap 3006. But then again the gun was ordered from J Curtis Earl so who knows.
 

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I've seen old police only ads where you buy a CETME for $129 and they throw in a free case of ammo to shoot it with! West German Police surplus MP5s with 6 straight spare mags in black leather pouches and other accessories for $350. There were some bargains to be had in that limited market for sure, I can see old JCE flipping obsolete Nazi heavy metal thunder if they were priced right.

Definitely not something you would expect to find in police inventory though. In any event a lucky payday with the change in status.
 

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