M16 transferable receiver only


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deanl
March 12, 2008, 03:31 AM
I work on leo m16's all the time. One of the guys asked me where they could find and buy a transferable full auto or burst receiver they could build up. I explained to them they would need a lot of money if they could find one at all. Knowing that curiosity killed the cat ....Where could you find one? I know you need a class 3 guy to work through and do all that government stuff. I would like to know if anyone knows if you can still find them and what they are going for???? I have found some fully assembled ones but I couldn't find and receivers to build up.

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Zak Smith
March 12, 2008, 04:37 AM
I'd start here
http://www.sturmgewehr.com/webBBS/nfa4sale.cgi

Trebor
March 12, 2008, 05:14 AM
The most expensive part of any MG is the registered part. If the receiver is registered, the receiver alone will sell for pretty much the same price as a complete gun. You might save a couple hundered dollars on a $10K+ purchase, but that's about it.

The reason it's so hard to find a bare registered M-16 receiver is anyone who has one has probably built it up into a complete MG by now. Remember, us civilians can only own MG's built before 1986. So you'd have to find someone sitting on a pre-86 M-16 receiver who hasn't built it into a complete gun for whatever reason.

DougW
March 12, 2008, 09:45 PM
A licensed manufacturer can build a full auto for police use. I would contact Bushmaster, DPMS, Stag, Rock River, etc and see what they can do for you. Police/Government are not bound by the same laws that cover us meer mortals.

Trebor
March 12, 2008, 10:34 PM
A licensed manufacturer can build a full auto for police use. I would contact Bushmaster, DPMS, Stag, Rock River, etc and see what they can do for you. Police/Government are not bound by the same laws that cover us meer mortals.

Actually, only the police agencies can own any newly manufactured MG, whether it's a new made receiver or a new made complete gun.

If an individual officer wants to buy a M-16 for his own use, he has to find a pre-May '86 transferable gun.

Even if he wants to use the gun as part of his job, as a patrol rifle, etc, he can't buy a new M-16 himself. His agency can buy the gun and issue it to him, if they want, but it remains their property.

Several LEO's in various parts of the country have gotten into trouble over exactly this issue in the past.

Frog48
March 12, 2008, 10:37 PM
A licensed manufacturer can build a full auto for police use. I would contact Bushmaster, DPMS, Stag, Rock River, etc and see what they can do for you. Police/Government are not bound by the same laws that cover us meer mortals.

Correct, but... the original poster made it sound as if the guy would like to buy one for his personal use. Police officers cannot buy post-'86 MG's for personal use, they must be owned by and registered to a LE agency, not an individual.

DoubleTapDrew
March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM
Lotsa $$$! I typically see them from $10k-$14k for a registered reciver (complete gun but that doesn't add practically anything to the price) and $12k-$15k for a drop in auto sear. You can also go here: http://www.miniuzi.com/uzifinder.php and search several NFA boards that way, it's like Google for squirt guns :)

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