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AR-15 reciever legality?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MagKnightX, Sep 6, 2003.

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  1. MagKnightX

    MagKnightX Member

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    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.
     
  2. Hkmp5sd

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    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.
     
  3. MagKnightX

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    So I need an FFL for one of These but not one of These (in AR-15 configuration, not M-16)?
     
  4. Nero Steptoe

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    That's right, but the price for that stripped lower is about twice what it ought to be.
     
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    i have bought striped lowers here for$115.00.name brand
     
  6. Redlg155

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    $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
    Red
     
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    Get yourself a Rock River Arms stripped lower, you'll save yourself about 60$. :D
     
  8. Texas Gunman

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    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.

    TG
     
  9. MagKnightX

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    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.
     
  10. CWL

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    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.

    http://www.tanneryshop.com/products.html
     
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