I'll start this by saying, I will not ever be in the FFL business again. Period. Out of the question. To the point of the thread, I'm curious about the disposition of some machine guns. Today, I called Texas Law Shield to speak to the NFA lawyers, and they don't currently know the answer. Hoping maybe someone here has an actual law abiding real answer, with proof. I currently have a trust with lots of NFA stuff in it. My dad HAD an FFL. He got rid of it 10 years ago. (For those who know him he's still alive and well, FYI). He still owns 8 machine guns. Four of the eight are going into my trust fine. Four are PRE-86 dealer samples, which are perfectly legal for the original holder of the FFL to keep. NOT POST 86 SAMPLES (they're goners with the license no ifs ands or buts). Can pre-May samples be moved to a trust (not an individual) from a former FFL, or are we :)ed? For those of you curious, I may be fixing to have a sale on a really nice MG34, two BAR's (Winchester 1918 and Royal Typewriter 1918a1), and one M1a1 tommy gun. Curiosity is biting at me and I've read the rules a hundred times. Interested if anyone has experienced this or knows actual FACTS, not I thinks. Some of you dudes are smart. Please show me the written law. I'm all ears and not concerned either way. I probably missed the facts in the written rules pumped out by BATF. Thanks in advance!