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Old 04-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Im building a Ruger 10/22 magnum using a 80% receiver I ordered online (no serial #). I have a friend wanting me to build him one and i dont know if it is legal. How can i legally build and sale these guns. Any advise would be helpful.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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I thought you had to have a special license to manufacture firearms for sale to others, not 100%.

edit* "not 100% sure about this" not "not 100% manufactured by you".

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I thought you had to have a special license to manufacture firearms for sale to others, not 100%.
No. if you bought a 80% receiver and built it , its yours until you have a FFL manufacturing license you cannot legally sell it . Even after that it will need engraved with your name , city and state
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As said, to build guns for sale, you need to be licensed as a type 7 FFL, and pay the Federal Excise tax on each gun you make. I would also strongly suggest that you check on zoning of your premises as a manufacturing business, that you incorporate, and get some product liability insurance.

ps- don't think anyone but Ruger can call a gun a Ruger- and they got a bunch of lawyers to see that happens.

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It might be better all around if you simply advised your friend on where to order parts and how to assemble them.

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How is this different then peacing together a ar then deciding you didnt like it and selling it to a friend ?

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How is this different then peacing together a ar then deciding you didnt like it and selling it to a friend ?
I think that whole "no serial #" and "80% receiver" is the difference. In your sitch, the AR receiver would have a number already, as per some BS gun control law back in the 60's demands.
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It is no different- NEITHER is legal without a license. You can make a gun for your own use, or even to GIVE away. To make them for SALE is legally a different matter.

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But if there gona sell a 80% reciever I would think they should assume its gona be completed at some point. Then you have the gun with no numbers. Is it wrong to decide to sell it a year or so down the road ?

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Its my understanding that guns are serialized as a function of commerce. If your gun is made by you and holds no serial number then it CANNOT be used in commerce. So SELLING it to your friend would be considered commerce AKA illegal unless you had the proper license.

Now if your friend bought one and wanted to rent out your CNC or lathe I'm pretty sure that's a different story. Maybe a consulting or rental fee would be in order.

Just my opinion. I'm not a lawyer.

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