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Old 03-21-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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Found a Thompson Submachine Gun in my Grandfathers basement

Hi Everyone!
New here on this forum and I am here to find some info. My Grandfather passed about 6 months ago and as i was going through old pictures i found a bag under all of the old photo albums.

In the bag was a thompson Submachine gun, fire selector and all. Its in fantastic condition with three mags full of dusty old ammo. Foregrip and no stock. Furnature looks to be newer than its original production.

In WA I know it's illegal to have weapons that are full auto. But is there any Grandfather clause for original owners of these weapons? I would like to keep it in my collection and shoot it but I also dont want to get in trouble for having it. Is selling an option if I can't keep it?

Thanks,
Frank
 
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:12 AM   #2
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Lawyer, free consultation.
 
Old 03-24-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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Delete this thread before your dog gets shot & consult a lawyer!

To my knowledge you are SOL & it will need to be destroyed, but I've been known to be wrong.
 
Old 03-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #4
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I can be there in 16 hours to make sure you're OK and not on your way to the fed med. PM me for directions. PAX
 
Old 03-26-2016, 05:02 AM   #5
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You are probably screwed. Even if it is already on the NFA registry (doubtful)
you are in Washington---and state law prohibits possession.

These folks will know what the process is to turn it in to be destroyed.

https://www.atf.gov/seattle-field-division
 
Old 03-26-2016, 06:37 AM   #6
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Thanks for giving me a directon! Contacting the ATF on Monday.
 
Old 03-27-2016, 10:29 AM   #7
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Contacting the ATF on Monday.
Why not contact a lawyer first? The ATF will lead you in whatever direction accomplishes their current agenda. A lawyer will see if their is anyway that either you could keep it or at least sell it, instead of turning it over to the ATF to be thrown in a chipper shredder.
 
Old 03-31-2016, 05:03 PM   #8
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Thanks for giving me a directon! Contacting the ATF on Monday.
So how did that work out?
 
Old 04-11-2016, 10:42 AM   #9
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I wanna see it!!!!
 
Old 06-15-2016, 07:55 PM   #10
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Sure you have your reasons for posting this, but dang this depresses me.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 10:34 AM   #11
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Yeah.. whats the verdict?
 
Old 07-13-2016, 11:13 PM   #12
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I'd like to offer the OP a duck hunting trip guided by Dick Cheney in exchange for the rest of the story.


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I have no guarantee that Mr Cheney will even take my phone calls. He thinks his dry jokes about restraining orders and anti stalking aren't as funny as I did.i think he is mad because it seems like I was laughing too hard at his jokes so I would seem more like able to him. Which may have been a little true.
 
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