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Old 10-16-2009, 08:48 AM
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I have seen dozens of sites offering parts kits for these cool little guns (example)

http://www.centerfiresystems.com/KIT-M31.aspx

But I can't find anyone that makes a receiver for them. What's the deal? I read somewhere that people were somehow welding the cut receivers back together but that sounds a tad illegal to me. I see the complete rifles for sale so someone is making a receiver for them. Anybody know?

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Old 10-16-2009, 09:39 AM
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You have to find the right place where they have gotten an ATF design approval and build them exactly like the approval. some parts are modded and welded in so the finished gun can't be converted to full auto.

http://www.gunbuilds.com/

http://www.prexis.com/sten/

http://www.hellboxarmory.com/

Many of the sites sell the special parts needed to do it right, but you will need some machine shop experience.

or just buy one.
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So basicly the parts kits are worthless until someone gets approval from the ATF and starts producing semi-auto receivers. And even the the barrel is too short, the FCG is full auto, and there's the parts count to deal with. Guess that's why they are only $120.
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Before you even think about a build you need to know that 75% of the parts kits are too badly damaged for the average builder to even use, due to bad torch and saw cuts. Most of the kits on gunbroker are unusable unless they are expensive ones. If you can't tell which kits are good by looking at them the repair work on a bad one will cost a considerable amount more than you wanted to spend.


You didn't bother to read the links. Click the soumi link at gunbuilds.

Hellbox sells the soumi legacy parts from prexis designs.

A soumi receiver is considered a machine gun unless it is built for /mounted and used on a semi-auto weapon. You may not buy a receiver from anyone at any price.

You may purchase the 80% receiver and finish it to a semi-auto state. Lots of funny rules.

Welding the old one back together is a serious crime.

As you can see from the parts pricing if you don't have a lathe welder and a mill you can't build one at home. Or you can buy the parts and finish one for about 1,000.00

Its cheapest to go to centerfire or atlantic and purchase a fully completed semi auto version.

This is one of those models that will always hold its value and will always have a high collector interest, so don't worry about putting the money out.

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