Ar lower age requirements

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by carbon15man, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    I was wonder if you had to be 21 to order an ar lower. I feel like I've read that somewhere before and I was wondering bc I want to build my own
     
  2. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    Not sure of the laws where you are but I bumped into an old student of mine about a month and a half ago and he was buying parts to build an AR and he's 20.
     

  3. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    I'm petty sure you only have to be 18. An AR is a riffle so it should still fall under that category.
     
  4. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    All ar lower receivers can be used as a pistol so you are required to register them as if it was a pistol. Stating that you must be 21, once a stock is on it then the age requirement is 18. No dealer will/should sell a lower to under 21 because batfe will not be nice to them.
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Yep. To buy a stripped lower you have to be 21.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    FEDERAL law- applies to ALL states. To buy a rifle or shotgun from a dealer, you must be 18. For OTHER firearms, age 21. A lower by itself is not a rifle or a shotgun, it is an OTHER- you need to be 21.
     
  7. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    So by what you guys are saying I can get an complete lower with the rifle stock on it?
     
  8. KansasCandR

    KansasCandR New Member

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    No, not unless it's mated with an upper with a barrel of at least 16". A receiver, even with a buttstock, is still transferred as an "other" on a 4473. The GCA rules are 21 and up with an exception for rifles and shotguns, not 18 and up with an exception for handguns. Since a receiver is not a rifle or shotgun there is no way to apply the exception. Your dealer could mate it with a rifle upper but he may need a 07 FFL and the sale will also be subject to the excise tax. IIRC, structuring a purchase so as to avoid the tax liability is tax evasion and can earn you and your dealer license plate manufacturing lessons courtesy of Uncle Sam.

    Mated with a barrel of less than 16", a receiver and buttstock will fall under Title II (NFA) rules and cannot be transferred under Title I (GCA) regs. Title II is 21 minimum age, too.

    It may be possible to buy a receiver in a private sale but I only have experience with C&R and Title I FFL purchases. Honestly, the BATF is very helpful with these questions and their documented response can keep you off the government "naughty list". I find that they are easier to deal with if you think of them as an extension of the IRS (as they were originally chartered).
     
  9. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    Thank you sounds like you really know ur stuff