I spent some time looking at solvent traps, how people say stay away as they are ATF traps and such.
While I would imagine there are people out there who would buy them for the intent of making illegal suppressors out of them, if used for their original purpose, as manufactured, used as a solvent trap, they are perfectly legal.
Being as how I didn’t see many around and one popped up on I site I use here and there for overseas orders, I ordered one for the sole intent of using it as intended, for the cleaning of certain firearms.
Since it’s made of such cheap aluminum, to me it’s not worth the serialization, filing the forms, paying the tax stamp, and waiting the year to then modify a device made from cheap aluminum that if said process was done, such a device would probably self destruct under regular use and it would be an expensive paperweight.
I am waiting on a second actual suppressor to arrive at a authorized dealer so I can file the paperwork for a couple of real cans with lifetime warranties…
I got this in the mail the other day, see pictures.
They are claiming a perfectly legal to own solvent trap is a suppressor and have given me 1 of 2 choices to choose from. The first being to abandon the item so they can destroy it and the second is to say I will be filing the forms with the ATF to make it a suppressor.
I will not ever and have no intent to ever have a projectile travel through it for use as a noise reduction device. I intend to use it as manufactured. A device to assist in cleaning.
I think I have found the customs place phone number (no phone number on what they sent me), is there anything I can do to get them to release the solvent trap without having to file for the ATF form 1 I believe it is since I have absolutely no intentions on using for what they claim, a suppressor???