Discussion in 'On Topic' started by david_4x4, Apr 18, 2008.
Here's some new FAQs to help you out.
did you see the AAC rebuild of the gemtech can?
the thread on ar15 is here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=20&t=241896
Love that the mods are having to say stop attacking gemtech, since thats where a lot of people are laying the blame for this one.
The one where they rebuilt an HVT into the SD or the M4-96 into an M4-2000?
That's fucking retarded. Nowhere else in the world for any other product does this shit work like that. If you blow the engine in your car, it is THE most important part of the vehicle. It is the "performance" part. But you can drop a new one in there without having to "register" a new vehicle with the DMV, get a new tag, and pay a new ad velorum tax. For that matter, you could probably replace EVERY part of the vehicle without doing so.
If your house gets blown down by a hurricane or tornado, you rebuild the whole thing...you don't have to get a new address and pay a new tax.
is a can the "most important" part of your gun?
I don't think he's saying it's the most important part, he's saying that with nearly ANYTHING else, you could have the entire thing rebuilt without having to pay taxes again.
It's insane that if something happens, and I have a baffle strike that winds up blowing out the front of the can, I'm fucked.
previously, I could send it back, get it rebuilt (it may cost me some money to the mfg, but thats all)
now, on top of any money the mfg requires for the repair, I have to pay a NEW $200 tax for an item that has already had the NFA tax paid.
time travel to the 30's and complain it does suck, but i dont know if the NFA will ever be over turned
Basically, except for some endcap strikes and some baffle strikes, cans cannot be repaired.
This has nothing to do with the 1930s.
i know dick about cans
couldn't you make the inards completely replaceable and then just have an outer "sleeve" that gets the serial#?
That's how a fair amount of them are. But a baffle strike on a .30 cal can is probably going to do a bit more damage to the can than a .22LR can.
Yep all I got's to say is F gemtech
Fucking weird shit
Yes. Most pistol and some rifle cans are made just like this. But if you have a baffle strike on a rifle can, it's possible for it to damage the tube. If the tube is damaged, basically, you can't repair it. You would need to replace it. Replacing it is going to cost you a $200 tax stamp.
If the can is welded together, it becomes much more difficult, and still results in a new tax stamp. For the same item.
aren't there laws against double-taxation?
Who's going to tell the ATF no