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damnstrongfan
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I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
you go in and buy a loaf of bread.
Are you required to register a weapon bought back then?


Breesus
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Most likely not. What state?
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damnstrongfan
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
Louisiana


Breesus
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
As long as it’s not a short barreled rifle or anything you should be fine.

NRA - Louisiana Gun Laws

Louisiana Gun Laws
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damnstrongfan
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
30 cal. M1 carbine


Breesus
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
Short-barreled rifle (SBR) is a legal designation in the United States, referring to a shoulder-fired, rifled firearm, made from a rifle, with a barrel length of less than 16 in (41 cm) or overall length of less than 26 in (66 cm).

The M1 carbine has an 18” barrel and 35” overall length


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TigerstuckinMS
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
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As long as it’s not a short barreled rifle or anything you should be fine.
Even NFA items like SBRs and suppressors don't need registration with the State of Louisiana. They used to, but several years ago, the legislature repealed the registration statutes and replaced them with "if you're good with the feds, you're good with the State of Louisiana" statutes.

When you think about it logically, it makes no sense to have the state spend money and effort to have state level registration of NFA items when the state can just check the federal registration databases electronically. It IS still a crime in the State of Louisiana to possess an improperly registered or transferred NFA item. So if you have one, you're good and boned by both the Louisiana and federal laws. It's just that the state realized that they don't have to do the heavy lifting themselves in a modern world.
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Buck_Rogers
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
Considering the NFA took effect in 1934, I doubt he bought an SBR from Sears in the 60s like you do a loaf of bread.
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Ron Cheramie
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
I don’t know if it’s still there but woody booths gas station in Monroe had a big selection of guns. You could literally walk in there and walk out with a gun, ammo, throwing star, and a case of beer

Straight up ‘Murica right there


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Shepherd88
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
Firearm Owners Protection Act 1986 baw (pre-ban).

Otherwise, non-NFA weapons are never registered.


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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
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Considering the NFA took effect in 1934, I doubt he bought an SBR from Sears in the 60s like you do a loaf of bread.


I can’t imagine it being too tough to buy a rifle from a Sears in Louisiana in the 60s. Maybe take a few minutes longer than the loaf of bread.


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Nicky Parrish
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
Bought a S&W 38 Police Special Revolver back in 1973.
Old country store. The old boy just asked who my daddy was and wrote that down in a composition book.
Still have it and shoot it occasionally


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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
Back in THE DAY --




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Kino74
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
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the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like



Prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968, one could buy a title 1 gun and have it sent to you. That all changed in 1968. A lot of people never discuss the 1968 GCA but it was massive and only until 1986 were a few restrictions curtailed albeit at the cost of new machine guns.


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aTmTexas Dillo
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
No. My first shotgun and hunting cost came from Sears. You know the olive drab coat with a flannel liner. Thank goodness somebody invented Gore Tex years later.


Aliasau
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
In 1967 I was 18 years old and walked in the local hardware store in my small Alabama town. Laid down $125 and walked out with a bran new Remington 742 30-06. No questions asked. Fifty three years later and I still have it today. I killed a bunch of deer with that thing.


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thejudge
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
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30 cal. M1 carbine


You should have. It's big trouble if you get caught with that particular weapon.

I'll come pick it up for so you don't get in trouble.

You're welcome


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damnstrongfan
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
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Considering the NFA took effect in 1934, I doubt he bought an SBR from Sears in the 60s like you do a loaf of bread.


Yes I did.
was 1963 or 1964. Took it right up to the cashier, paid for it and walked out. Those were the good old days.


Buck_Rogers
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Yes I did.

No you did not. You might have walked out with a M1 Carbine, but that is not an SBR as defined under the 1934 National Firearms Act.


dawg23
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re: I bought a rifle off the shelf from Sears and Roebuck back in the 60s like
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No you did not. You might have walked out with a M1 Carbine, but that is not an SBR as defined under the 1934 National Firearms Act.
I don't think the OP ever claimed to have bought an SBR from Sears.


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