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Thread: Replica Winchesters for the chop??

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    Replica Winchesters for the chop??

    Ive got a uburti 66 Replica Winchester 1866
    Ive been tossing up weather to hand in for the chop saw
    Or get modified currently holds 11rounds
    I only shoot it a couple of times a year and would probably be better off with a 44 mag for what i do anyway

    Apparently according to the police website it has to be Processed as a Unique firearm
    And so they give no indication of its value (in there eyes)

    Which for me is a big thing if itís paying good money I think ill hand it in
    If not ill get it modified

    Has anyone handed something like this in
    What did you get for it (pm if you prefer)


    Please leave the anti government shit off this thread im not interested sorry for being sturn but im done with listening to Political shit
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    Modification to 10 rounds is easy and leaves the rifle externally original. Go online and register your intention to modify and the Police will pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    Modification to 10 rounds is easy and leaves the rifle externally original. Go online and register your intention to modify and the Police will pay for it.
    Yeah im leaning towards that @gundoc
    But there’s no approved gunsmith local to me
    How do i go about getting the rifle to someone that can do it
    I could do it in 5 minutes by braseing a peice of round stock to the end cap of the mag
    But apparently im not allowed?
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    Just do it, when are they ever going to look at it and you can just say you bought it like that.
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    I can give the name of a guy near Hamilton who does these - he is a CAS shooter and does a good job.

    PM me if you are interested. Get it done and just suck up the cost. If you use an "approved gunsmith" you also give the government all the details on that rifle .....
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    for what its worth I had my ARs valued before I handed in. I used a Police approved valuer specilising in AR rifles,
    Nope we wont accept that valuation.............wtf you have to go thru a upi process and may need to get it valued by a police approve valurer Wtf

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    Yeah im leaning towards that @gundoc
    But thereís no approved gunsmith local to me
    How do i go about getting the rifle to someone that can do it
    I could do it in 5 minutes by braseing a peice of round stock to the end cap of the mag
    But apparently im not allowed?

    You are allowed to modify your own firearm, once modified it does not have to be approved by anyone.

    I have that in writing from the Police.

    You just can't claim the cost of modifying it.
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    You are allowed to do it yourself. The Law states "a magazine capacity not exceeding ten rounds". It does not say how you shall make it comply - all that waffle from the police is not the law. Their job is to enforce the Law , not make it
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Neil Hayes of Neil Hayes and Associates who have been the Uberti agent since the 90's put out, a few months back, a one pager on how to mod the Uberti tubes. The mod was even approved by the Uberti factory.

    However, I cannot find his document. It was sent out to Antique Arms members and I think it was also published in NZ Guns & Hunting. I couldn't find it on his website.

    I am sure if you contacted him he would send you a copy. It wasn't rocket science though, just extending the length of the end plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by small_caliber View Post
    You are allowed to modify your own firearm, once modified it does not have to be approved by anyone.

    I have that in writing from the Police.

    You just can't claim the cost of modifying it.
    @small_caliber
    Any chance of a copy of that letter?

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    Uberti 1866 is on the price list.
    $2,375 in near new condition.

    Link here, near the bottom of page 10
    https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/def...price-list.pdf
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    Your allowed to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    Just do it, when are they ever going to look at it and you can just say you bought it like that.
    Then tell em to chuck more than 10 rounds into the magazine.....


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    Yes, you can do the job your self. Just remove the end cap and weld (or braze) on a piece of 3/16" (4.8mm) steel rod that will go down inside the spring and restrict the travel of the follower. With the M66 repros measure from the front edge of the loading gate the length of 10.5 cartridges and put a felt pen mark on the mag tube, measure from the mark to the front of mag tube, deduct the length of the end cap and that is correct length for the rod. Put a nice radius on the end of the rod to prevent fouling the spring. Easy peasy!

 

 

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