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Posted - 04/22/2005 :  2:09:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently received some literature from EAA. A footnote stated "Alloy models can not be sold in Ca., SC., Wi. etc., etc. with frame melt point laws". Never heard of such a thing. Anyone have input?

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Posted - 04/22/2005 :  2:55:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't recall the specifics? In the past there were a number of manufacturers producing inexpensive firearms, with zinc diecast, "potmetal" receivers/frames. To put them out of business a number of states passed bogus laws regulating the melting point of receivers/frames. Since the melting point of the zinc/potmetal used in these handguns is lower them aluminum/steel it only affected them. And the poor people that bought them and needed them most for personal protection.

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Posted - 04/22/2005 :  3:42:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sad, but true. Specific state laws concerning melting points, etc. can be found in State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF-P5300.5).

I can only recall one gun sold in this country in the last 30 years that had a zinc alloy frame (a semi-auto handgun that came with a set of interchangeable barrel/slides, the name escapes me.) The problem is, these laws pre-date the introduction of composition frames, as used in Glocks & many other semi-auto handguns. Such is the law of unintended consequences.


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