Need pre ban help

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Ultimate_sig, May 24, 2014.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I found a preban Olympic arms ar15 with the solid carry handle. How can I tell what era preban it is. I know there is 86 91 and 96 but how can you tell if it's pre 86
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    pre ban doesnt matter anymore. you can try contacting olympic with the serial number and they might tell you when it was made
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Previn mostly matters in states that may still have a ban in effect, AND still allow a grandfather clause if any of those exist for transferring the gun in preban configuration.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Many of the early preban Oly rifles had cast receivers. If the lettering is raised it is a early pre-ban.
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    What are those dates? Preban usually refers to pre- 9/1994, the date of the Clinton AWB. The federal ban sunsetted 9/2004 except in a few states that extended the ban with state law.
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Thanks for clarifying all, I'm going to pass on it
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    thats wise. olympic quality is very spotty. some are good some bad at about a 50/50 rate in the 90's