WW2 Englis Hi Power/repro stock legality?

Discussion in 'The Browning Hi Power Club' started by Apocalypse_Now, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Apocalypse_Now

    Apocalypse_Now Molon Labe

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    OK, have a WW2 Englis, it has the stock slot. But it came without a stock. I would love to have one for display. Can I legally use a repro?

    I have noticed several businesses selling Luger repro stocks, what is the difference?
     
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    To legally use anything but an origional Inglis stock on a Inglis Hi Power would require you to contact BATF and purchase a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR) license from them price is about $200.00-then you can use a reproduction stock leagally on the Inglis. Below are three Inglis with origional stocks all purchsed in the last 2 years from $165.00-$220.00, no license required.
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    Apocalypse_Now Molon Labe

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    OK, thanks, if true. This is what I had believed was the situation. Why then do several businesses sell the complete Luger stock/holster combos with no warning or paperwork required?

    If you got those for those prices you are truly the Prince of Thieves ;)
     
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    "If true"-you can make/own reproduction stocks for HPs C96 and P08 all day long they're only illegal if you attach them, most folks are ignorant or simply ignore the issue-chances a AFT agent will walk by and notice the infraction is slim-as to legallities check with AFT, only it's spelled Inglis not Englis. As to deals well I actually collect Hi powers-even moderate on a REAL Hi Power site, so finding deals is part of the game-part of the collection.
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    Right, was a typo

    Not very cool for these businesses not to include a warning..
     
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    how much would a 90% wwII Inglis Highpower with stock be worth? can get one for $900 or maybe a little less.
     
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    The most expensive of the three Inglis stock rigs pictured above cost me $750.00-so $900.00 is a bit high-and you need to make sure the stock is origional-if not it's a really bad deal.
     
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    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
    BUREAU OF ALCOCH0L T0BACCO AND FIREARMS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20226

    MAY 29 1981


    <Addressee removed >

    Dear <Name removed>,

    This refers to your letters of March 13 and March 30, 1981, in which you ask that certain Luger and Browning Hi-Power pistols equipped with reproduction shoulder stocks be considered for removal from the provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA).

    It is not the policy of this Bureau to render a classification on a Shoulder stock which in and of itself is not subject to the provisions of The Gun Control Act or the NFA. However, as you are aware, certain Luger and Browning Hi-Power pistols when accompanied by original shoulder stocks have been removed from the purview of the NFA.

    Our Firearms Classification Panel has examined your request and is their opinion that the above mentioned pistols equipped with currently made reproduction shoulder stocks which either duplicate or closely approximate the dimensions and configuration of the original stocks would also be primarily of interest to collectors and not likely be used as weapons. Therefore, any Luger or Browning Hi-Power pistol which would be removed from the purview of the NFA if equipped with an original shoulder stock, would also not be subject to the NFA is equipped with a reproduction shoulder stock which either duplicates or closely approximates the dimensions and configuration of the original stock.

    It must be pointed out that should one of the subject reproduction stocks be attached to any handgun which has not been specifically removed from the purview of the NFA with an original stock, the combination would be subject to all of the registration and transfer provisions of the NFA.

    We trust that the foregoing has responsive to your inquiry. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us.

    Sincerely yours,
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    Assistant Directory
    (Technical and Scientific Services)
     
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    Yea you might want to check out the current BATF reulations for 2010 instead of a letter from 29 years ago.