AR-15 reciever legality?


September 6, 2003, 12:12 PM
Can you legally get a stripped lower receiver for an AR-15, and an upper reciever, without an FFL, just ordering from a catalog or such? I assume it's the actual internal parts that let it fire that must be acquired by an FFL, but you know what they say about assume, and I'm sure I don't want to do anything that could get the BATFE swooping down on me.

And I do know that if you have one part that is used (exclusively, I guess, that's why AR-15s are legal) in an M-16, and it isn't registered, you have an M-16, no exceptions.

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September 6, 2003, 12:15 PM
The AR-15 lower receiver is considered a firearm by ATF and you have to obey the same regulations as purchasing a complete firearm. You can purchase all of the other parts yourself.

September 6, 2003, 03:07 PM
So I need an FFL for one of These ( but not one of These ( (in AR-15 configuration, not M-16)?

Nero Steptoe
September 6, 2003, 03:14 PM
That's right, but the price for that stripped lower is about twice what it ought to be.

September 6, 2003, 08:02 PM
i have bought striped lowers here for$ brand

September 7, 2003, 01:29 AM
$184.00 is a bit steep for a stripped Bushy lower. A normal price would be about $160 for one. Then figure about $5.00 shipping and $25.00 to have your dealer accept the weapon for you.

You can still get a good quality lower such as DPMS and Rock River Arms for $120 and under before shipping and FFL fees. When it comes to lowers you are paying a lot for the Bushmaster name.

Good Shooting

September 7, 2003, 08:34 AM
Get yourself a Rock River Arms stripped lower, you'll save yourself about 60$. :D

Texas Gunman
September 7, 2003, 09:01 AM
Joeken Firearms, has complet recievers with trigger groupss and stock for $59.99, made by Calvary arms co. :D lol
I like being cheap and saving money, just as much as the next guy, but when it came to AR's, I'd purchased a Bushy A2 shorty.
I like the warranty, also knowing my AR isnt a Hesse knock off. :D

I do hear alot of good things reguarding RR AR rifles and parts etc.


September 7, 2003, 11:25 AM
Well, as to the Cav Arms lowers, I'm mainly looking for a target AR, so the heavier, the better, and thus I don't really want a plastic reciever. But maybe my second AR will have a Cav lower. They come in cool colors, and a DeWalt rifle would be fun.

September 7, 2003, 03:22 PM
Here ya go,

If you really want to build your own from nothing and do it with legally-available parts, you can start here and get a 80% finished reciever blank. You can also get M1911 frames as well.

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