Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
Can someone purchase a receiver out of state with the intention of creating a pistol?
As far as federal law is concerned, in or out of state means bean dip. Being eligible to purchase a firearm, not having constructive possession of a short barreled rifle, and being 21 years of age at the time of purchase is what BATFE is primarily concerned with. Call your local BATFE field office or, preferably, draft a written request for correspondence to BATFE Firearms Technology Branch.
Regarding any state or local laws, check with your state's Attorney General. Assume nothing. Verify the legality of what you intend to do. An AG opinion letter is far, far better to have than the mistaken belief that what you intend to do is legal based off of something you read on the internet. Don't take my word for it, start asking questions from the party responsible for prosecution of criminal activities in your state.