Own a Gun You Can Be Proud Of

Machineguns are not only fun to shoot and collect but they prove to be a very good investment.  With gun demand at a record high, gun values are skyrocketing.  The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that over 175,000 guns were sold on Black Friday, November 23, 2014 setting an ALL TIME single day record high.

Class 3 Only has two Class 3 items left to sell.  Our owner is retiring and ready to make a deal on his rarest guns.
BOYS MK1
Beretta BM59

The Boyes Anti Tank Rifle in original .55 caliber was the table favorite.  Pictured here with Kimberly of Class 3 Only.

The Boyes Anti Tank Rifle in original .55 caliber, asking $9,500

BM59 in paratrooper configuration, .308, asking $15,000

BM59 in paratrooper configuration, .308, asking $15,000

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Full Auto Swedish BAR – Rare indeed!

No BAR collection is complete without a full auto Carl Gustafs Stads 1930 BAR.  It is one of the last versions of BARs manufactured in Sweden, under license from Browning for use by the Swedish military.

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Schematic of a Swedish BAR

 

Used between the wars, the Swedish BAR was the main support weapon for the Swedish army. It was considered today’s modern version of the SAW.

And it’s different! It has a detachable pistol grip, fires 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser ammo and uses a 30 round magazine. The lighter ammunition and larger capacity magazine were improvements specifically for full auto firing.

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Rare Swedish BAR, refurbished and tested by Ohio Ordnance.

Class 3 Only has an extremely unusual version of the BAR in its original configuration.  Most BAR rifles were converted to .30-06 for ease of finding ammunition but this rare find has stayed in its original condition.

 

 

 

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Great Time to Invest in Machineguns

The Boyes Anti Tank Rifle in original .55 caliber was the table favorite.  Pictured here with Kimberly of Class 3 Only.

The Boyes Anti Tank Rifle in original .55 caliber was the table favorite at the Creek. Pictured here with Kimberly of Class 3 Only.

Our guns aren’t for everybody but they may be for you!

Class 3 Only specializes in collectible, investment grade machineguns.  They are the some of the best examples of their period you can find and they are competitively priced.  Some are so rare that no one else has them for sale in the USA (ex. Swedish BAR, Beretta BM-59).

There is no better time to buy machineguns!

 

Thompson

Auto Ord (BP) 1928AC
with 1 drum, 2 sticks

Excellent

$26,000

Thompson

Auto Ord M1A1
refinished by L&L Machineguns
with extra barrel, 2 sticks

Good

19,500

Thompson

Colt 1928 Navy
with L drum, 30-rd mag

Good

34,900

Thompson

Colt 1928 Navy
with L drum, 30-rd mag

Good

34,900

M-14

TRW
with extra stock

Excellent

17,000

BAR

Carl Gustafs Stads 1930
restored by Ohio Ordnance

Excellent

40,000

BM-59

Springfield (Beretta)
Very Rare, Italian made
Complete parts kit,
extra stock, 5 mags

Excellent

15,000

.55 ATR

RB Boyes MK1
lots of ammo & accessories

Excellent

10,500

 

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New book explains anti-gun legal strategy

CoverDisarmingAmericaWritten by attorney and firearms expert Lenden Eakin, DISARMING AMERICA: The Effort to Redefine the Second Amendment gives details of the plan to go around the Constitution.  Several states, including Colorado, New York and Connecticut, as well as Washington D.C., have already passed “bans” of semi-autos and their magazines.  Learn how the courts could uphold these laws, despite their obvious violation of the Second Amendment.

Visit www.DisarmingUSA.com for more information.
To buy the book, click here.

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Had a Blast at Knob Creek

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One of the many shooters on the line at the Creek

Affectionately known as the “Creek,” Class 3 Only traveled to West Point, KY last weekend to be a part of the largest machine gun shoot and show in America.  After a 6-year wait(we got lucky bc it’s usually 10 years), we got tables and were well-positioned at C-6.  Not far from the important dealers and gunsmiths in the machinegun world.

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Neil Smith and his big guns

Yes, important Class 3 people like Neil Smith who specializes in Gatling Guns and Hothckiss Revolving Cannons or Bob Landis of Ohio Ordnance who runs one of the biggest gun manufacturing companies but is quick with a handshake and a quip or Jeff Folloder of National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association (NFATCA) who is the new Director and was on hand every hour of the show to speak with its members.

The Boyes Anti Tank Rifle in original .55 caliber was the table favorite.  Pictured here with Kimberly of Class 3 Only.

The Boyes Anti Tank Rifle in original .55 caliber was the table favorite. Pictured here with Kimberly of Class 3 Only.

We also talked with other machinegun business fixtures like Larry Cheatham and his sister, Lana, of L&L Machineguns,  Frank Galati of Galati International, Phil Flack of PF Custom Guns and even the founder of Knob Creek Shooting Range, Old Man Somner himself.  Yes, indeed!  We felt right at home with our Class 3 friends.

And speaking of the firing line, those guys couldn’t get enough ammo.  The table across from ours sold out of ammo by midday both Friday and Saturday.  Another ammo dealer  sold a tractor trailer load of 9mm and .233 by 9:02 am.  The show didn’t open until 9:00 am!  So ammo was going fast and at a steep price but that didn’t stop the shooters from tearing it up for three solid days.

If you haven’t already, put Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot & Show on your bucket list.  It’s a real blast!

 

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Just Updated! Class III Inventory Lists

Class 3 Only is for sale!

Class 3 Only is for sale!

Lenden is getting out of the Class III side of his gun business and we are down to 16 machineguns. Don’t miss the opportunity to own an investment grade, collectible machine gun – Inventory of Transferables.
If you are a FFL/SOT dealer, please see our list of remaining pre-86 samples - Inventory of Dealer Samples
Make us your best offer!

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VP Biden Still Wrong about the 2nd Amendment

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Joe Biden on Parents Magazine’s Town Hall- Feb 19, 2013

Vice President Biden continues to misstate the law on the right to keep and bear arms when he says that double-barreled shotguns are all we should own under the 2nd Amendment.  His obvious effort to rewrite the Constitution to leave out the right to have weapons suitable for “common defense” is misleading and false.  The Supreme Court has clearly explained that the 2nd Amendment covers more than self-defense and hunting.  DC v. Heller, 554 US 570 (2008) pp. 588-599.  There can be no doubt that the 2nd Amendment covers the AR-15, due to its widespread lawful ownership and use by citizens and value as a weapon for the common defense.  Id@pp624-628.  The VP would do the American people a great service if he would focus on keeping all weapons out of the wrong hands and stop trying to disarm law-abiding citizens.

 

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VP Biden Ignores Fundamental Purpose of 2nd Amendment

According to Joe Biden, “You have an individual right to own a weapon both for hunting and for self-protection.”  This statement ignores the words of the Constitution, history and the Supreme Court cases on the 2nd Amendment.  The relevant words of the Constitution say: “We the People of the United States…..in order to provide for… the Common Defense…. ordain [that].. the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”  (Preamble and 2nd Amendment)

joe-biden-gun-poseHistorically, Americans have always kept arms suitable to defense of country and community, from the 1600s to today.  The Supreme Court says American citizens have the right to own firearms that “could contribute to the common defense,” “of kind in common use” at the time in question and are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.” US v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939) @178-9; D.C. v Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) @ 625.

It would be far more productive if the White House would focus on keeping all weapons away from criminals and the mentally ill instead of trying to disarm everyone.

-Lenden A. Eakin, Attorney, www.rvalaw.com
Owner of Class 3 Only

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The Unconstitutional War on Weapons

President Obama’s goal of removing “weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets” may be in direct conflict with the Constitutional right of American citizens to be armed.  While taking illegally possessed military style weapons or any weapon whatsoever out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill is important to everyone, the Constitution calls for the American people to possess weapons suitable for war.  In other words, according to the Supreme Court, Americans have the right to own firearms that “could contribute to the common defense,” “of kind in common use” at the time in question and are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.” US v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939) @178-9; D.C. v Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) @ 625.

Lenden Eakin on Piers Morgan Tonight, Feb 6, 2013

Lenden Eakin on Piers Morgan Tonight, Feb 6, 2013

A ban on AR-15s and their standard magazines appears to violate our Constitution.  Every American who has served in the military and most who have been in law enforcement during the past 40 years has trained with and carried the M-16. The AR-15, the civilian version of the M-16, currently provides millions of Americans with the most familiar and effective arm for common defense and self-defense.  Legislation that restricts ownership of the AR-15 in hopes that the courts will not recognize the historic and legal meaning of the Constitution seems unlikely to survive judicial scrutiny.  The Supreme Court already stated “that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.” Heller at 636.

Those that would argue that AR-15s are dangerous and therefore restrictions are allowed under Heller are ignoring the full text.  The language is “dangerous and unusual” and not simply “dangerous.”  There is nothing unusual about an AR-15.  So unless there is a change to the 2nd Amendment by the American people or by activist judicial reconstruction of its meaning, an AR-15 “ban” will not be legal under the Constitution.

Hopefully our lawmakers will focus on preventing possession of any weapons by the wrong people rather than attempting to disarm responsible, law-abiding American citizens.

Lenden A.  Eakin, Attorney, www.rvalaw.com and owner of Class 3 Only

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Class 3 Only Owner on Piers Morgan Tonight

February 7, 2013-

LAEPiers1Lenden Eakin, owner of Class 3 Only and firearms law attorney with the firm of Ferris & Eakin, PC, appeared last tonight on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight show at 9:38 pm EST.  He was asked to join the discussion because he is uniquely qualified to speak on the legalities and practicalities of gun control.

“I was hoping to bring out the rational, legal prospective of gun ownership as interpreted by the Supreme Court rather than being part of the emotional outbursts that have been prevalent in the media so far.  I think I did that,” said Lenden.

LAEPiers2It’s Lenden’s credentials which include being an attorney who practices firearms law, a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer with a Special Occupancy Tax (SOT) for selling and registering machineguns, a firearms instructor and a former military officer, that led him to be a part of Mr. Morgan’s “Guns in America” reporting.

In his interview with Mr. Morgan, Lenden explained how the 2nd Amendment applies to civilian ownership of Ar-15s.

We will post the interview as it becomes available on the CNN website.

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