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Old 09-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #11
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I do not plan on selling anything I make or assemble, but I would like to know how much it's going to cost me.
Then assemble away and check out the stickies in the AR section.
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Do you have any sites that I could get the prices or a kit for cheap?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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Midwayusa.com has a few cheap ones, jsesurplus.com is your best bet but palmettostatearmory.com had good deals as well
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Do you have any sites that I could get the prices or a kit for cheap?
mine of course Try Joebobs or PSA they usually run specials.
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Anyone ever tel-ton.com
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[QUOTE="trentinator777"]Anyone ever tel-ton.com[/QUOTE
Anyone ever try del-ton.com
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Anyone ever try del-ton.com
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There are two things to consider when purchasing/building an AR and you are budget minded.

1. Does it fire when you pull the trigger

2. Is this rifle for your job, 3-gun matches, or for plinking.

If it is for a hobby than any brand AR will be fine - you don't need a high dollar LaRue to plink, unless you want to.

If it is for 3-gun events, generally you are still fine with any brand. But this starts treading into the dollar vs. value argument

If it is for your job and your life depends on it, simply do your research and read reviews from other people in your field. Buy based on that.

Also, as silverado113 mentioned, assembling and re-selling is a gray area. And no one wants to be a test case for the ATF.

On one hand, if I sell one assembled rifle a month - does that constitute "main portion of business"?

On the other hand, the mere act of taking one already manufactured upper receiver and one already manufactured lower receiver and simply placing them together tags you yourself as a manufacturer per their definition.

Now how silly is that?

That is like saying you are a manufacturer of Lego's because you put existing pieces together. Or you manufactured a sandwhich by putting bread and meat together.

Did you know to refinish rifles like I do (regulated parts) I have to have a FFL? You read that correctly, applying a finish to a regulated part requires a FFL. Luckily for me, my local FFL has me on his payroll as a sub contractor so I can stay legal.

The whole ATF system is ridiculous.
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I've done one. The bill came out to under $600.
That was with stripped lower, a "complete" kit, sights, and mags.
This ^^^^^^^^^ If you shop around you can do it for pretty cheap we did a friends for $555 shipped . $399 complete DPMS upper , $59 PSA blem lower . $80 PSA complete lower build kit , and we had $17 in shipping total
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I build for personal use but if someone offers to buy it I am willing. Would you still need a ffl to do gunsmithing/assembly but personally never owning any of the parts esp.the lower?
Yea because you are making money off guns and according to the government you need a FFL, now you don't legally need a FFL if the person is there while you build it, but otherwise it's a no-no. My guess Is that if you just do it for your friends and don't charge them, the police won't care.
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