OK I know the 10 part thingy. And I can (and have) read the ATF info. Thanks for the advice.Originally Posted by donvito
My (limited) reading of the semi-auto sten websites indicate the following for legal builds of "tube SMGs". Please correct me if I'm wrong:
1. Don't use the normal tube - use a smaller tube that will physically limit the use of original parts -OR- shim the tube somehow to prevent installation of FA parts
2. Build replacement US parts for parts count compliance
3. Alter desing to be closed-bolt operation. This reverse-engineering is probably the biggest challenge IMO.
That's it! Parts count OK, closed bolt, incapable of accepting FA parts, legally acceptable. Don't think anyone is suggesting using "all" of the original imported parts that aren't US-made. Unless there's some flavor of gun out there that isn't on the AWB list, but that's doubtful.
So... what is your point that I'm missing? I guess the point of my long post is that this discussion is about doing in a garage what the semi-auto sten websites do in their commercial shop. We're just imitating that.