A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Alarm Bells

Wow.......This thing is wrong on so many levels......
Jawa Ion Blaster Star Wars Movie Prop Replica on ebay.
Buy It now Price: US $349.00

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15 Comments:

Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

What was it originally (if anything)?

6:23 PM  
Blogger less said...

Lee-Enfield #4 rifle I think...

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks a lot like a .303 Enfield to me...

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...THAT lends a whole new meaning to the term "bubba'd," doesn't it?

Talk about "Idiots With Guns..."

--Wes S.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

In all honesty, I think,,,,,I HOPE,,,,, it is a plastic reproduction........If not, they have more to worry about than violating ebay's rules.........

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's real, I think believe that's called a felony violation of the NFA Actually more than one.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to some previous comments, If you read the entire description it says that it is NOT a resin model. I don't think you should be bashing the auctioneer for this, because it was his rifle to butcher. I've come across way too many uptight gun owners, almost all of them from forums dedicated to specific firearms (like the Mosin Nagant forum or the SMLE forum). IT IS NOT YOUR PROPERTY, IT IS THE OWNER'S PROPERTY, AND THEY MAY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO WITH IT (legally). I suggest that you NOT bash someone for doing something with his or her own property. If you collect the rifle that was permanently altered, THANK THE ALTERER FOR MAKING YOUR RIFLE(S) INCREASE IN RARITY AND POSSIBLY VALUE. That is all.

-anonymous has spoken

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous forgot one thing. This is a NON-FIRING NON RESIN REPLICA MODEL. Therefore, this is completely legal and in compliance with ebay rules, conditions, terms of service, etc. That is all

-anonymous

9:50 PM  
Blogger lee n. field said...

Oh! The humanity!

butchers. (Looks more like an SMLE than a #4.)

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Joseph said...

It looks to be a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk 3.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

This is a NON-FIRING NON RESIN REPLICA MODEL. Therefore, this is completely legal and in compliance with ebay rules, conditions, terms of service, etc. That is all

This is true. The dimensions are very accurate on this thing. Details are accurate. Having built casts for resin articles in the past, however, I have a feeling there is a sawed off SMLE with half a grease gun screwed onto it's attenuated barrel somewhere..........

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

"I have a feeling there is a sawed off SMLE with half a grease gun screwed onto it's attenuated barrel somewhere.........."

Could the mold for the casting be made from an unaltered SMLE then cut down?

Also, the auction text seems to have changed since the previous comments:

"Attention Ebay and potential bidders:
THIS ITEM CANNOT BE MADE TO FIRE ANYTHING Its a Static Display Replica..

This is Non Functional Star Wars Display Prop, Does not fire any projectiles, or anthing, Its Unique Crafted Prop.

No Resin Parts Here!!

Weight is very Respectable 6 lbs! "

Six pounds, no resin, sounds like wood and metal to me.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

"I have a feeling there is a sawed off SMLE with half a grease gun screwed onto it's attenuated barrel somewhere.........."

Could the mold for the casting be made from an unaltered SMLE then cut down?

Also, the auction text seems to have changed since the previous comments:

"Attention Ebay and potential bidders:
THIS ITEM CANNOT BE MADE TO FIRE ANYTHING Its a Static Display Replica..

This is Non Functional Star Wars Display Prop, Does not fire any projectiles, or anthing, Its Unique Crafted Prop.

No Resin Parts Here!!

Weight is very Respectable 6 lbs! "

Six pounds, no resin, sounds like wood and metal to me.

12:17 PM  
Blogger JSThane said...

The question isn't whether it can fire anything in its current state, but whether the action can be set up to fire something.

The action rather obviously hasn't been destroyed. Unless that bolt is welded solidly into that action, or some other serious modification has been made to prevent its restoration, that's still a firearm, according to my understanding of the ATF's rules. Remove that ridiculous "can" on the front, attach a real barrel, and congratulations, you've got a rifle!


It's an Enfield No. 1 Mk. III, btw.

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

according to ATF regulations, if the prop was made from a part that (receiver)-which the barrel screws into) was originally manufactured as a functioning rifle, then the result we see here, can only be legal if altered with permission from the ATF, obtained before not after alteration, and a $200 tax paid. That is law,not my opinion. That is so even, even if the result we see here is completely non-functional. ATF reg's say that. the ATF would define what we see here as a Short Barrel RIfle, regardless of whether live ammo could be loaded or fired, since it was assembled with a original rifle receiver. If on the other hand, it is a completely cast part/parts that simply looks like what it is, then it is truly a non-gun.

9:16 PM  

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