I ordered an el-cheapo brake for him that clearly isn't a flash hider. I have a bunch of guys willing to pin and weld it for me for free on my "local gun forum". (I have raised a lot of pro 2A hell in front of our politicians in Analpolis (sic), so I have many allies in Marylandistan)
Thanks for responding & good luck getting it all straightened-out! Keep us advised please as we also learn from others. This way if someone else has the same situation, we can point them in the right direction.