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Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:01:18 AM »
Bolt operated suppressed pistol, I would think a $200 stamp would cover it. I had never heard of this, thought I would toss it out for your enjoyment. It's a 73db pistol!  ;D

So I am watching a show called Secret War on History, and they are covering the Belgian resistance during WWII featuring a dress designer named Hardy Amies who led a resistance cell. As a part of the show, they cover, in great detail including an x-ray cross-section, this pistol, called the Welrod or Wellrod.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welrod

It's essentially a suppressor with a magazine, fires .380 (or 7.65 Browning), often nicknamed the "bicycle pump", and was developed by the British SOE for use in executing collaborators.
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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 01:57:10 PM »
First I have to ask , was the "machine gun ban" on "machine guns only, or all NFA items ?
Reason I ask is that most of them were in England .
If you found one that was already legally "here" it should be perfectly legal .

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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 10:55:13 PM »
Iirc they also made a full sized rifle in 45 acp that had a built in suppresor.   the brits have always had cool toys.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 01:43:29 PM »
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 01:48:47 PM »

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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 03:49:22 PM »
You beat me to it   >:(    ;D

Yer slippin' Tom, slippin' I say........  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 05:11:11 PM »
It's that "work" crap.
It makes me late checking in.

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Re: Is the Wellrod NFA legal?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 01:34:25 AM »
ok just found out that there is a company that makes repos of the de lisle carbine, they are about $2.5k   I want one.  I wonder if its legal to hunt with here?   it would make a awesome pig killer over bait.   I would have some serious back up( see scar on my leg and I was using a 30.06). for that type of pest destruction a just sub sonic jhp would be plenty deadly for all but the biggest hogs.   Lung one, cycle the bolt, repeat.   
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

 

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