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Jul 12th, 2019 at 3:20pm
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Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 9:21am
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I will be not handing in my prohibited firearm (70 year old tube mag manual loader) until the near the end of the amnesty period.

One point - when I surrender it it will be for confiscation compensation. Not for any hand back, or buy back payout. After all they never owned it originally.
  
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Re: Dont hand back your firearms just yet
Reply #2 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 10:58am
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6.5x55bjai wrote on Jul 13th, 2019 at 9:21am:
I will be not handing in my prohibited firearm (70 year old tube mag manual loader) until the near the end of the amnesty period.

One point - when I surrender it it will be for confiscation compensation. Not for any hand back, or buy back payout. After all they never owned it originally.


Here's a better idea. Just get the tube limited to ten rounds.
You can get a little metal plug which gets inserted into the magazine tube. It's reversible if the laws get repealed eventually, and it means you don't need to hand in anything.
It's much better to modify the gun and keep it than to hand it in. You can always un-modify the gun later, but you can't un-destroy it. The more guns we can keep from being destroyed, the less damage these laws will do.
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 3:41pm
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Kiwigunguy, all modifications have to be permanent and non reversible. Thatís it in a nutshell..... thatís what PNHQ told us to tell people who asked. Theyíve gone further to say that it should be done by a gunsmith, they are also saying they havenít got a list of approved Gunsmiths yet. Thatís if you want to be able to claim the $300 incentive being offered to have items modified. I know some people who have modified their AR platforms into Bolt actions 😀
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 9:41am
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Radar wrote on Jul 13th, 2019 at 3:41pm:
Kiwigunguy, all modifications have to be permanent and non reversible. Thatís it in a nutshell..... thatís what PNHQ told us to tell people who asked. Theyíve gone further to say that it should be done by a gunsmith, they are also saying they havenít got a list of approved Gunsmiths yet. Thatís if you want to be able to claim the $300 incentive being offered to have items modified. I know some people who have modified their AR platforms into Bolt actions 😀


There are already plenty of firearms that have been modified in a semi-permanent way and put back on the market. I highly doubt the police will be chasing up people whose guns are not modified "permanently-enough." Cutting the tube is not required as best I can tell, so not technically a permanent modification and also retains the collectors value.
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 12:52pm
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Radar wrote on Jul 13th, 2019 at 3:41pm:
Kiwigunguy, all modifications have to be permanent and non reversible.

there is nothing in the law that states that, that i have seen.
all parts required to undo the modification are illegal anyway.

no doubt this is the same people who are exceeding their authority by making up laws for themselves to police. just like they declare you are not allowed to modify a gun at all, even tho the govt is paying $300 for you to do so.

i would be very interested to know who is signing their name to these statements and what the legal ramifications against them are.
  
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Reply #6 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 4:40pm
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The Law says that you must not have a magazine with a capacity of more than ten rounds. It doesnt say how you shall restrict your magazine to ten rounds. The Police are the ones who are using words like "permanent" and then not being able to tell you what permanent is .
If you are happy to pay for your mag tube to be fitted with a spacer, or can do it yourself , than go right ahead. The nay-sayers are wrong - it is totally legal for you to do the task yourself. Do not , however, cut and shorten the magazine tubes - that will look silly and totally destroy and intrinsic value in your firearm.
  

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muzza wrote on Jul 14th, 2019 at 4:40pm:
The Law says that you must not have a magazine with a capacity of more than ten rounds. It doesnt say how you shall restrict your magazine to ten rounds. The Police are the ones who are using words like "permanent" and then not being able to tell you what permanent is .
If you are happy to pay for your mag tube to be fitted with a spacer, or can do it yourself , than go right ahead. The nay-sayers are wrong - it is totally legal for you to do the task yourself. Do not , however, cut and shorten the magazine tubes - that will look silly and totally destroy and intrinsic value in your firearm.


I couldn't agree more.
  

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