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Old 01-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Natty Bumppo Natty Bumppo is offline
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Savoy, MA
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Originally Posted by Thirdcliff View Post
I'm no expert on Massachusetts gun laws, but that's my understanding. You can't transfer guns that aren't on the "approved list" unless they were registered in state prior to a certain date...(sometime in '94 or '98?...not sure exactly). The 1911s CMP are offering were never registered in the state, and I believe that's the issue. Maybe someone with a better understanding will jump in here and clarify. I read somewhere a while back that a bill had been submitted to make an exception for antique military firearms, but with all the anti gun legislators, it went nowhere.
Yes. That's it. The 1911's and Lugers and the shows with the "For Sale in Mass. with C&R only" are most likely out of state dealers. You can transfer a 1911A1 into Mass. with a C&R all day long. The CMP required a 2nd background check and transfer from an FFL to buyer which negated the C&R and then made them untransferable in Mass. That is my basic understanding.

That aside...I'm hoping to score a decent CMP 1911A1 on the secondary market at a price that's not absurd.
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