Where can I buy a .50 BMG reciever?


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Drjones
September 14, 2004, 12:42 PM
Now that the governator signed AB .50, I need a .50 BMG reciever.

Where can I buy one? Links please!


What is the best type? I don't suppose Barrett sells recievers, do they??? :D








P.S.: As I type this, I am on hold with the girlie man's office to tell one of his staffers that he just lost my vote for his next term in office and any future political aspirations he may have (presidency) because he signed AB 50. :cuss:

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Zak Smith
September 14, 2004, 12:57 PM
McMillan
http://www.mcbrosrifles.com/Accessories.htm

Alternatively, there are a bunch of 50BMG uppers for AR15 lowers.

Drjones
September 14, 2004, 01:32 PM
I live in CA.


You think I'm gonna have an AR lower? :scrutiny:


What, you trying to rub it in??? :cuss:


;)

Zak Smith
September 14, 2004, 01:33 PM
You can still get the ones with the closed magazine well, which wouldn't matter for a 50BMG upper anyway.

deej
September 14, 2004, 01:54 PM
I plan to pick up a DPMS single-shot CA receiver (or two...) and register it/them, then get a .50 upper at my leisure. There are some pretty high-quality .50 uppers out there now.

You could also get a FAB-10 lower, or an 80%. You have a couple of options.

Big Daddy
September 15, 2004, 09:34 AM
He can't be president anyway unless the Constitution is amended. He was not born here therefore he can't be Commander in Chief. Sorry to hear he signed in some anti-gun legislation, I had higher hopes for him, but he is married to a Kennedy.

FrankGrimeyGrimes
September 15, 2004, 09:37 AM
http://www.serbu.com/

Serbu is offering to sell BFG-50 receivers to folks living in the PRK, in lieu of a complete build later when they can muster up the funds.

Also, I understand that Barrett already has an "F-you!" .50 cal they are preparing for the post-ban California marketplace.

DnPRK
September 15, 2004, 10:32 AM
Contact Bill Richie at EDM arms in Redlands, Ca. Google "EDM Arms" for the phone number. You have until the middle of December to get it delivered. It has to be registered by 1 Jan 05.

Drjones
September 15, 2004, 12:54 PM
He can't be president anyway unless the Constitution is amended. He was not born here therefore he can't be Commander in Chief.

I know that, but there are some rumors that some morons are actually considering attempting to change the Constitution. :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Shalako
September 15, 2004, 01:34 PM
To Drjones and other interested Cali types,
You do realize that the .gov expects you register this fine piece of equipment, right? Just like SB23, you will get your desired peice of hardware just in time for your rights to expire and then have to register with the .gov. When you register, you put yourself on a 'special' list that enables them to track you in the ol computer and then come and pick up said hardware when ever the tides of liberal CA politics shift just a minor bit further left. It seems like you could lose a small fortune when they decide to just grab all these things once and for all.

My only chance to own one of these things is in another state. That doesn't seem too far out of the question anymore.



:cuss:

Drjones
September 15, 2004, 01:47 PM
To Drjones and other interested Cali types,
You do realize that the .gov expects you register this fine piece of equipment, right? Just like SB23, you will get your desired peice of hardware just in time for your rights to expire and then have to register with the .gov. When you register, you put yourself on a 'special' list that enables them to track you in the ol computer and then come and pick up said hardware when ever the tides of liberal CA politics shift just a minor bit further left. It seems like you could lose a small fortune when they decide to just grab all these things once and for all.



Anyone stupid enough to try to confiscate a .50 BMG deserves the bullet they are going to get from said rifle.

atek3
September 15, 2004, 01:56 PM
penalty for a first offense is a 500 dollar fine... I think that law is going to have about the same compliance rate as sb.23

atek3

Drjones
September 15, 2004, 01:58 PM
penalty for a first offense is a 500 dollar fine... I think that law is going to have about the same compliance rate as sb.23

Penalty for what?

And please refresh my memory; what was SB 23?


Thanks

Number 6
September 15, 2004, 03:04 PM
You do realize that the .gov expects you register this fine piece of equipment, right? Just like SB23, you will get your desired peice of hardware just in time for your rights to expire and then have to register with the .gov. When you register, you put yourself on a 'special' list that enables them to track you in the ol computer and then come and pick up said hardware when ever the tides of liberal CA politics shift just a minor bit further left. It seems like you could lose a small fortune when they decide to just grab all these things once and for all.

Actually the government cannot confiscate my property that way without compensating me, unless I break the law, and they cannot charge me with an act that I committed at one time when it was perfectly legal when they decided to make that action illegal. To take my property without just compensation would violate the 5th and 14th amendment of the constitution. To make a law outright banning the possession of all 50 bmg rifles in the state and then charging people for owning such rifles would violate ex post facto clauses and therefore make the law unconstitutional. For California to confiscate all 50 bmg rifles at some future date they would have to provide just compensation to every owner that they take the rifle from. Do you really think that the state could afford to do that? Probably not, nor would it be politically advantageous. There is something about the government taking people's property that really strikes people as wrong, and I can imagine that nationally there would be significant backlash. This is why I always find it so funny when the VPC, Sarah Brady, or Dianne Feinstein talk about taking people's guns, what they are proposing is unconstitutional and politically impossible. What the California state government has done to circumvent the constitution was make a series of regulations that cause a firearm owner to break the law if they do not register their rifle, then they are breaking the law and then the government can confiscate it, since they did not comply by the new regulations. I personally am going to buy one of those DPMS lowers and register it as a 50 bmg rifle. The California state government already knows that I have a bunch of handguns so its not a big deal that they know I have a 50 bmg rifle.

Shalako
September 16, 2004, 05:20 PM
Just in case I was toying with the idea of picking up a .50 before the ban,

Will AB50 also ban importation and purchase of .50BMG cartridges?

It seems you would have to really stock up now if that were true.

Thanks.

Jim Watson
September 16, 2004, 05:48 PM
Dear No 6,
I think you are correct, constitutionally and legally but not politically. There are a lot of things done routinely that are not constitutional. Unfortunately, if they decide to step on you anyhow, YOU get to pay the lawyer.

Dave R
September 16, 2004, 06:55 PM
I would buy a Serbu receiver solely to reward them for the stance they are taking on the Cal. ban.

Did you see their website? They say that the day after the ban passed, they sold more .50's to CA residents than they usually sell in the whole USA in a month!

And they're doing a special on their receivers so you can buy one now (and register it) and then have the rifle completed when you can afford it.

Way to go!

Fiero
September 18, 2004, 02:26 AM
Number 6

I would have to concur with Jim Watson.

Sure, you might be in the right, and theoretically able to defend your constitutional rights, but not physically able to do so.

Here in Kali, firearms are quite ordinarily confiscated at the very beginning of any investigation regarding use or possesion issues are suspect. This means that if you are shooting your perfectly legally registered AW and Mr. Police officer sees you in possesion of what he finds is on the "evil list", you will have it confiscated while such legal possesion is investigated.

Good luck in retreival. You will be politely invited to bring legal action to get your property back. The cost to obtain your property will far exceed its value, therfore, your right to retain your constitutional rights is completely obviated.

Number 6
September 18, 2004, 03:05 AM
I think what you are both referring to is unlikely to happen but I could be wrong. If I follow by all the red tape that the CA DOJ requires and legally own my firearm then what right do they have to pick up my rifle? None. You are right, they can confiscate it if they wish to investigate whether or not it is legal, but what right do they then have to hold it past the investigation? None. If they hold it longer than beyond a reasonable investigation then said department opens themselves up to a lawsuit not because they have violated my 2nd amendment rights but because they have illegally seized my property. Being firearms owners in California does not mean we are impotent, we have rights and there are procedures to protect those rights in place. If we follow the law then what fear should we have?

Jim you are right, the constitution is continually violated in small and large ways, but that does not mean that by appeal such abuses cannot be brought to the knowledge of the public and the federal government. One thing the courts do not like is when local or state governments abuse the constitution. What I asserted about the political situation is a matter of opinion and I could very well be wrong. Your opinion differs than mine which is fine and I appreciate your input, but I just hope my analysis is correct.

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