I'll agree when it comes to ATF and what they say, you always get diffrent answers to the same questions, I have only see a handfull of times where agents were in agreement.
But I was told by several LEO's that if you have Documentation on your build, such as parts receipts, and your build approval letter on top, I was told 99 times out of 100 you will not be harrassed or taken into custody. Of course this is the goverment were talking about so I just play it safe and carry all my paperwork when I go Shooting or Hunting, And then if they want to take my paperwork and decide to lock my ass up and some officer or DA say well he didnt have any paperwork, I have copies and the best part is I always have a copy of the orgional letter asking for approval of the gun I built and that is right behind thier Build Approval letter and then all my receipts. I was questioned once about a gun while at a range, all the usual questions etc, And the person I was talking to Identifed himself as a Police Officer, and he admired the gun I had built and asked me, the big NO NO Question! Could I make one for him! and nicly I told him that If I could do so legally I would, But I dont have a manufactures license to build firarms for sale , nor do I have an FFL license to which I could then transfer a newly made weapon to him. But I told him, I have a friend that can build him one from scratch and sell it to him legally, and I told him right up front this way Im protected, my Friend with the License is protected and that he was protected.( I didnt know if his real intent was to get a weapon or make an arrest! and Im not breaking thre law for anyone! MY own wife asked me if a gun is in the House and it a Class lll weapon, what could happen if its not fired or anything just as a keep sake from her father dad who picked it up overseas and brought it back, whcih can lead to all kinds of problems. I told her first off plese tell me that you do not have a class lll weapon in your house without a federal License. she said the weapon dose not fire it was decommishoned by a military gunsmith before being allowed to be brought back to the United States.( this is when we first met and after several dates at the range) She said yepers I still have it my dad wouldnt give it to my only brother and surly wouldnt give it to her sister, I just happen to have my shooting gloves on, I said ok if you dont mind let me see it, I put my gloves on, and I didnt want my paw orints anywhere on that gun just in case!! and what she had was a dewatt Mg34. My jaw dropped to the floor the gun looked like it had just been made, I mean it was perfect> she said why dont I just hang this on the wall, And simply stated I told her that is to go into a safe due to the fact this gun coulds be made active active again, the process back then to dewatt a gun a difftrent than it is now! But she has the gum legally her dad did what was called a gun trust, its like a will but for firarms only. She asked me what I had to do to make the gun live. I told her WHAT YOU have to Do is apply for a Curio & relics Liscnce and this gun at the time was covered under this license. But I told her she would also have to move to a state where class lll weapons are allowed and to be prepaired to give th egoverment 200 dollars for the tax stamp. ahe asked me If I thought it was worth it to do it. I asjked her if she ever plans on selling it she said maybe, I told her that seh coild sell the dewatt as is, to a private collector, or go through allthe bs of haveing it rebuilt and brought back to its orgional firing status. I told her it would be about a grand to do this jsy due to what the parts cost, and I reminded her that you cannot have a classlll weapon here where we live, so we might want to get anotherpeice of realestate, she said why, I said cuz they are not legal to own here even if you do have a C&R License, lately we just had aproval by the state to have silencers Whoooo hoooo! but it still cost the big bucks as usual. I say its onlu a matter of time once everything cools down that they may consider allowing class three weapons to be owned by citizans who Know How to use them Properly, safely and correctly..Until ten we have what we have, and we can make them work!,,,Doc