Some of the fine products which Dave's World has supplied to our loyal customers in the past include: various Machine Guns and Sub Machine Guns; Sound Suppressors; "Any Other Weapons" including Flashlight Guns, Pen Guns, and Umbrella Guns; Short Barrel Rifles; Short Barrel Shotguns; Rifles, Pistols & Shotguns; Rifle Scopes and other precision sighting devices; Electronic Ear Muffs (with or without a built-in FM Stereo Radio receiver); precision Progressive Reloading Presses, Dies, Tools, and Accessories; padded Carry, Range, and Storage Bags; Gun and Security Safes; Tactical Gun Sights and Electronic Aiming Devices; Gun Cleaning kits; and many, many other fine products. Please review the Product Definitions section for descriptions of all of these exciting products. Then, please see the For Sale section to view some of the products available from Dave's World. Finally, please contact us if we can be of any assistance to you.
In addition to the fine products which we have for sale, Dave's World is also looking for some items to buy itself. Please take a look at our Wanted To Buy section and give us a hand by supplying us with this stuff if you can. We might also be able to work out a trade depending on the items involved.
Thank you in advance for your business!
Dave's World now has a local experienced Machinist who is doing excellent firearms' work for us. Examples of this fine quality gun work include engraving, barrel shortening and crowning, barrel threading and capping, modifying H&K Trigger Packs and Receivers as needed for Post Samples, and other firearms' related machine shop projects. The engraving generally looks better than some that is coming from major manufacturers (depending on the surface texture), while the "covert" barrel threading and capping for Suppressors is virtually unnoticeable unless you know to look for it (according to our customers). Pictures of some of this work will hopefully be coming soon to this web page.
Dave's World also uses local Gun Ranges (when available) for it's customers to be able to test fire their firearm(s) upon initial inspection or final pickup. In addition, a professionally trained staff member is always on-site with you whenever our firearms' range is in use in order to ensure everyone's satisfaction and safety. This local firearms' range is a service that most other Title II Dealers can not directly offer it's customers. Just another reason to purchase from Dave's World!
Finally, for our Law Enforcement customers, low-cost demonstrations of various individual Firearm(s) or complete Firearms' Systems will be made upon request, assuming the necessary equipment is available. When the specific equipment is not available, it can be ordered in at a minimal cost per departmental request. Our on-staff certified (OPOTA) Law Enforcement Officer graduate(s) will be glad to assist you with these matters. Please contact us for more details, or drop us a quick e-mail to let us know you are interested.
A Special Occupational Tax (SOT) paying FFL Dealer (also known as an NFA Dealer or a Class III NFA Dealer) such as Dave's World is typically involved in the transfer process of these firearms, which includes selecting the proper firearm(s) for purchase, filling out the necessary paperwork, initiating the background check by payment of the transfer tax and submission of the paperwork, test-firing of the firearm(s), and subsequent pickup of the firearm(s) upon approval of the transfer of ownership by the BATFE. (Class II NFA Manufacturers and Class I NFA Importers can also complete these steps; they and Class III Dealers are all considered Title II Firearms "Dealers" in the NFA firearms' world.) Once the transfer has been approved by the BATFE, the new owner of the NFA Firearm(s) takes delivery of them immediately from the tranferring dealer, and then is responsible for not only cleaning and maintaining them (to protect their own investment), but more importantly also protecting them from misuse or theft (as prescribed by Federal Law). NFA Firearms can NOT be loaned to your friends for the day or the weekend as regular (Title I) Firearms could be, but you (the registered owner) can accompany the NFA Firearm(s) to the shooting range to meet your friends for a day of safe shooting practice within your state. As just hinted, NFA Firearms can NOT be moved (temporarily transfered) accross State Lines by an individual owner without prior written permission from the BATFE, but it is relatively easy to obtain this "transport" permission in advance. On the plus side, however, the BATFE historically has never come to a private owner's registered address to inspect an NFA Firearm, unless it was believed that the firearm in question was used in the comission of a crime. In other words, once you own it, it is yours to own, keep and protect, unless you decide to transfer it to someone else later using the same process described here, or unless you move to a state or region where such ownership is prohibited. This is a big responsibility, so please do not take it lightly.
More details about the different categories of NFA (Title II) Firearms and what those categories include according to BATFE definitions can be found in the sections below.
Select-Fire Firearms - Fully Automatic Firearms - Machine Guns - Sub Machine Guns - Assault Weapons
Select-Fire Firearms discharge one or more rounds of ammunition for each pull
of the trigger.
These speciality firearms, also known as Fully Automatic Firearms,
(Sub) Machine Guns, and sometimes Assault Weapons, come in a variety
of configurations (such as pistol, carbine, and rifle styles), and also
chamber a variety of calibers (such as .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, 7.62x39mm,
.223, .308, etc.).
Select-Fire Firearms are called that because they usually have a selector
lever or control button which determines if they are firing in semi-automatic
(single shot) or fully-automatic (multi shot) mode.
Sometimes these firearms also have what are known as "burst control units"
fitted to them so that they can be set to fire a specific (controlled) number
of rounds for each pull of the trigger in full-auto mode.
A typical example of this is the H&K Three Round Burst unit, which became
very popular on the original H&K 9mm MP5 SMG, and which controls the firing
of not more than three rounds of ammunition for each pull of the trigger,
thereby aiding in controlability and conserving one's ammunition supply.
Since it's introduction, various other "burst control units" have been
developed and deployed by the manufacturers on various Select Fire Firearms.
Most "burst control units" still allow "uncounted" full-auto fire of the
entire magazine capacity in one position of the selector, but some units
issued only allow semi-auto or burst-controlled firing.
Select-Fire Firearms properly manufactured and registered domestically prior to the cutoff date of May 19th 1986, or properly imported and registered prior to the effective date of the imporation cutoff of the Gun Control Act of 1968, are said to be "Fully Transferable" machine guns. Provided that these "Fully Transferable" machine guns were manufactured and properly registered in the United States as just described, they can be transfered between and owned by any non-criminal U.S. Citizens (subject to a few other constraints, and State and Local Laws) as can other any other of the Title II firearms described here. But there are two other categories of Title II Select Fire Firearms besides "Fully Transferable", and these categories of Full Auto Firearms can not currently be transferred to or possessed by civilians in the United States. These more-restricted (Sub) Machine Guns include Pre-1986 Dealers Samples, Machine Guns imported after 1968 but before the May 19th 1986 cutoff imposed by the McClure-Volkmer Act, and Post-1986 Sales Samples, Machine Guns manufactured or imported after the May 19th 1986 cutoff. Again, under current U.S. law, neither of these categories of firearms can be owned or possessed by civilians in this country.
Technically speaking, the term Machine Gun (MG) refers to a fully automatic or select fire firearm which fires rifle caliber ammunition, while the term Sub Machine Gun (SMG) refers to a fully automatic or select fire firearm which fires pistol caliber ammunition. Hence, SMG implies firing pistol ammunition, while MG implies firing rifle ammunition. These terms are routinely used interchangably, although sometimes they should not be.
Law-abiding Collectors and Shooters throughout the U.S. routinely go through the sometimes-lengthy transfer process in order to own these "speciality" firearms. Some people do this just to collect these firearms (as they make very good collector's pieces), while others purchase them as a good form of investment, while still others purchase these firearms simpy to "have a piece of history" in their homes. Finally, the biggest chunk of folks who purchase these registered firearms go through this process in order to be able to practice for and compete in organized local and national competitions specifically designed and sponsored for select-fire firearms. There is nothing like a good machine gun competition where personal movement speed, shot placement accuracy, ammunition usage control, clearing of the inevitable malfunctions, proper use of cover, decisive target engagement, and safe firearms' handling are combined into a timed event to test the operator's overall abilities. In addition, various local and national shooting events where machine gun owners can also get together and simply "blast away" for hours at a time safely at used appliances and automobiles are quite popular with people from all over the world, providing yet another form of relaxation. Hence the saying "Happiness is a warm machine gun!". For more information on these types of shooting events, please check out the events schedule shown elsewhere at this site (events subject to cancellation and availabilty).
In terms of some of the Transferable (Sub) Machine Guns specifically, they
can further be classified into yet another category, as many of you have
been asking about recently.
Although some other makers of (Sub) Machine Guns also fall into this
distinction, this paragraph will specifically pertain to the H&K firearms.
So, for Fully Transferable H&K (Sub) Machine Guns, there are three different
types of "conversions" legally available.
This would include: (1) Regsitered Sear Conversions, (2) Registered Receiver
Conversions without the Push Pin Hole, and (3) Registered Receiver Conversions
with the Push Pin Hole.
A brief description of each, as well as a discussion of the relative value of
each verses the other two, will follow shortly.
Please check back soon for more details.
Just like Select-Fire Firearms, Suppressors are collected and enjoyed by many
investors and shooters throughout the United States and around the world.
Transfer of Suppressors also requires the same Federal Background Check
and Federal Transfer Tax as do machine guns and the other Title II Firearms
to be described later.
For BATFE purposes, Suppressors are also considered an NFA Firearm, just as a
Machine Gun is, even though the suppressor can not actually fire a round of
These subtle technicalities are important when dealing with NFA Weapons!
Please contact us
if you are interested in finding out more about or purchasing any of these
items described above.
To find out what items Dave's World currently has in stock or can
quickly order in for you on request, please check out our
For Sale page.
Sound Suppressors are used to make the loud sudden noise caused by discharging
a firearm less noticable to those around the firearm, including the shooter
These sound suppressors are also sometimes known as mufflers or silencers,
although the term Suppressor is the most-correct term given today's
A good reason to use a Suppressor is to allow the shooter to target practice
quietly, without bothering their hearing, or the hearing of those around them.
Good suppressors can allow a person to safely shoot a small caliber firearm
in some environments without needing any hearing protection, or a large caliber
firearm comfortably with only minimal hearing protection.
Sometimes suppressors are built directly onto a firearm, making that firearm
what is called "Integrally Suppressed". Many other times, Suppressors are
seperate from the host firearm, making them usable on several different
firearms of the same caliber and/or type.
Suppressors of this type include the traditional screw-on type, as well as
the more-modern quick-connect or quick-lock types.
H&K's three lug barrel is a good example of a quick-connect system for
attaching and detaching suppressors quickly and accurately.
Other companies have come up with their own version of the now-famous
H&K Thre Lug Barrels.
Short Barreled Rifles and Short Barreled Shotguns
Short-barreled Rifles (SBR's) include any rifle having a barrel of length
less than 16.5 inches.
Short-barreled Shotguns (SBS's) include any shotgun having a barrel of length
less than 18.5 inches.
Both can be legally registered as NFA Firearms, and can therefore be legally
owned and transfered like the Select-Fire Firearms and Sound Suppressors
However, unlike Machine Guns, SBR's and SBS's can still today be legally
manufactured for civilian use in the United States.
According to current law, Short Barreled Shotguns can have a Pistol Grip
attached to them (which makes them a Smooth Bore Pistol in a sense),
but "Any Other Weapons" (described later) can NEVER have a Shoulder Stock
attached to them (making them a shoulder fired firearm).
(Well, not in most circumstances anyway).
Any Other Weapons (AOW's)
The NFA Firearm category "Any Other Weapons" (AOW's) includes things like:
Smooth Bore Pistols (shotguns without a stock),
Pen Guns (which look like a writing pen),
Flashlight Guns (are usually a functional flashlight also),
Umbrella Guns (contained in an Umbrella),
Walking Cane Guns (contained in a Cane),
Cell Phones Guns (if we can get these into the country),
and some other combination firearms like the Springfield Armory M6.
These AOW's are all NFA Registered Firearms also, just like any of the other
Title II (NFA) Firearms listed in this definitions section, but as AOW's,
they only require a $5 Federal Transfer Tax once per transfer
(not $200 each as for everything else which is Title II listed above).
As such, some people prefer only to collect AOW's as NFA Firearms.
Regular (Title I) Firearms
This category includes Revolvers and Pistols (Handguns), Rifles, and Shotguns
which are non-suppressed, which do not have short barrels, and which only fire
one round of ammunition for each action of the trigger mechanism. Put another
way, these Title I Firearms are the more-common firearms which one sees
and hears about vurtually every day.
Semi-automatic Firearms fall into this category, although many times these
firearms are mistakenly refered to by the media as "Automatic Weapons" and/or
"Assault Weapons". Semi-automatic firearms are neither Automatic nor Assault
in the traditional sense of those words.
Firearms Accessories to us at Dave's World is everythig realted
to Firearms except the actual Title I or Title II Firearms themselves
(again, Title II Firearms include Machine Guns, Sound Suppressors, SBR's,
SBS's, and AOW's), or Firearms' Ammunition.
To us, Firearms Accessories includes Optical Scopes, Laser Aiming Devices,
Targeting Aides, Barrel Extensions, Compensators, etc.; basically anything
mounted to the firearm for shooting.
Again, Firearms, Suppressors, and Ammunition do not fall into this category,
nor do Cleaning Kits or Shooting Bags.
(Dave's World does not sell ammunition to the public.)
Shooting Accessories to us at Dave's World is everythig else needed
for the complete and safe shooting experience using Firearms, but not directly
related to the actual Firearms or any Accessories directly mounted to the
actual Firearms (all of which were described above).
This would include Shooting Glasses, Hearing Protectors, Universal Firearms
Cleaning Kits and Rods, Firearms Storage Bags and Cases, Shooting Bags,
Gun Safes and Quick-Access Boxes, Holsters, Magazine Pouches, etc.
(Again, Dave's World does not sell ammunition to the public.)
Occassionally this category might also include clothing items for sale,
if they are somehow related to firearms or our customers.
Small Arms Ammunition
Well just this week (September 22, 2003) we proved to ourselves here
at Dave's World why we do NOT sell Ammunition to the public.
The bureaucracy and mounds of paperwork to even ship the stuff by ground
using a common carrier and to a qualified receiver less than 100 miles away
makes it almost impossible to pull off, and certainly not in a timely matter.
I feel so much safer knowing that my government is protecting me with all
this red tape about Dangerous Materials like ORM-D.
Dave's World does not sell ammunition to the public, nor anyone else
for that matter.
We wouldn't be able to ship it to you if we did!
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Just like Select-Fire Firearms, Suppressors are collected and enjoyed by many investors and shooters throughout the United States and around the world. Transfer of Suppressors also requires the same Federal Background Check and Federal Transfer Tax as do machine guns and the other Title II Firearms to be described later. For BATFE purposes, Suppressors are also considered an NFA Firearm, just as a Machine Gun is, even though the suppressor can not actually fire a round of ammunition. These subtle technicalities are important when dealing with NFA Weapons!
Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about or purchasing any of these items described above. To find out what items Dave's World currently has in stock or can quickly order in for you on request, please check out our For Sale page.
As always, our Web Site is available at this address, the one and only Dave's World of Title II Firearms and Accessories located in Ohio:
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Copyright © 1993 - 2013 by David Scofield dba Dave's World; the author reserves all rights unless otherwise noted. All information, prices and schedules are subject to change without notice. No responsibility is assumed or implied by the author or any company personnel for this web page's content, it's accuracy, or it's value; for the user's actions with the products and/or services advertised, described, sold, specified, suggested, transferred or delivered by Dave's World; or for the external links referenced herein and their respective contents. Remember, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people", so be sure to NEVER point ANY firearm at anything unless you intend to destroy (kill) it. Due to the nature of this business, the owner and staff reserve all rights not to conduct business with any person or organization for any reason. Period.
By the way, we also do other things within Dave's World besides Firearms Sales and Demonstrations. Please contact us for more details on our Dave's World - Computer Consulting division or Dave's World - Repair Services division if you are interested in learning more about any of these non-firearms products and services. Complete Computer System Protection is D W C C's speciality, but they also sell and install Computer Hardware & Software and perform Operating System maintenance and repair as needed or on a contract basis. Electronics and other repair services are D W R S's speciality, plus there is usually some Electronics Engineering going on! Contact us for more details.
Finally, MANY THANKS to all of the loyal customers of Dave's World which we have helped over the years! Without you, all of this great free information would not be here for you and your friends to read today. Thank you for your continued support! Please think of us again the next time you need something for your firearms collection, and feel free to share our business card with your friends and associates!