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Old 02-28-2008, 04:23 AM   #11
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so does any one have the info on how to build an ar15 or what parts are required and were they come from ordering
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:43 AM   #12
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Sarco has parts kits for 399 Its all there except the striped lower. AR 15,com will show you whats you need to do.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #14
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First you have to get a serialed lower reciever. Suggest you get a major name brand. I know all AR's are suppose to be the same, but they are not. Some have a mag well that is too tight and the magazine will not go in smoothly without being forced in. I suggest you get a video on the assembly of the AR, and watch it a few times before proceeding with assembly. You will have some specialty tools to buy, such as a barrel nut wrench and barrel vice jaws, so start getting them together. Bushmaster has a decent video, but the guy slobbers a lot when talking. Hint: nothing on the rifle needs to be torqued more than 30 pounds, period!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:51 AM   #15
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Can someone correct me if I am wrong. Doing a little more research before I started machining my own m4 lower. I found this on the ATF website.

While the ATF & GCA(Gun control Act) don't require a non-licensed person to do anything to make a firearm. The NFA (National Firearms Act) does require any person, licensed or non to register, pay and receive approval prior to any firearm being created. I'll include a PDF of ch6 that I downloaded from the website. It clearly defines, what is a firearm and further explains who and how one can be made. Even sets forth guidelines for someone who does not posses the skills, tools, or equipment to make their own can have one made by someone else without involving that person for registration purposes.

Anyone with additional information please advise. Just trying to make sure folks and myself stay legal. I don't want to do prison time for something stupid.
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Smaj- the NFA was the law from the 1930s that required the payment of a transfer tax on machine guns (referred to here as FA for full auto) short barreled shotguns, suppressors, etc etc. Your PDF addresses making NFA firearms. Those are NOT ordinary rifles, handguns, and shotguns.

If you want to take a 20 lb chunk of steel and a pocket knife, and whittle yerself a .45 caliber pistol, it is legal to do that. It cannot be a full auto, and if you wanted to make a snubby shotgun, snubby rifle, a disguised firearm (cane gun, perhaps), a 40mm cannon or a suppressor, you will need to do the NFA paperwork and pay fees for those up front, THEN build.

If you are "engaged in the business" of making guns for sale, THEN you need a license as a manufacturer. Want to make the ultimate accurate .22 target rifle? Have at it.
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