At least that’s how it seems to me.
Nice. Only familiar with these thanks to Ian at Forgotten Weapons.
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My understanding is IF you have one of the C & R pistols which is legal with a original pattern shoulder stock (either a board or stock/holster) they are considered exempt from being deemed a SBR with stock attached. However, a reproduction stock (to my knowledge) has always been a no-no and not qualify for SBR-exempt status. Years ago, BATFE made some references to "period made reproductions" of shoulder stocks being acceptable. However, no other definitions, details or later letters seem to discuss this. My guess is someone "spoke out of turn" at the Bureau. In reading several comments from knowledgeable collectors on various forums, the rule of thumb is to only have a original, period stock with your C & R pistol.
Back in the late 1980s (or early '90s), a small number of very accurate reproductions of the trials/prototype Polish P35 shoulder/holster stock were made (along with the P35 pistol as well). Some stocks were imported into the USA as were the new pistols. However, as reproductions, the holster/stock was not legal for use on either a original or new manufactured P35 (unless SBR status was applied for and granted). Some may recall many years ago the Colt M1911 board shoulder stocks with replacement mainspring housings (for attaching the stock to) which were on the market. Legal to sell but a Federal rap if you got caught with one attached to a pistol not registered as a SBR. My take is to always be on the solid side of compliance rather than the perimeter of it...
Last edited by pwcosol; 09-10-2019 at 03:53 PM.
I have a repro letter from ATF stating that for repair and replacement..reproduction stocks are ok.
I have a repro stock with my Mauser C96.
And I keep the letter with it.
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Tried this out at 100M with 10 shots, and this was the result. Prone supported, ammo was Gecco 124 grain, 3 hits only:
100M 10 Shots.jpg
I tried it again at 300M just for shits and giggles, and even though we could see some splashes, I never hit the target once. Some shots were pretty close, and it was cool to fire the round, then observe the strike personally. Still a cool pistol, and I plan on trying this again with different ammo, because some of this stuff fell way short.
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