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getting rid of an illegal weapon

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Oklahomie, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    A good friend of mine has a buddy who traded a few items to a guy in exchange for quite a few firearms one of which was an ar15 with what appeared to be a twelve inch barrel, it sure as heck wasn't a 16" anyway.

    I suggested he get rid of it proper and he did however what became of it I don't know and it got me thinking.

    Are SBRs legal in Washington even with a tax stamp?

    And in the event of the situation above what is the proper method of getting rid of such a firearm in a safe and legal way?
     
  2. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    just get rid of the barrel
     
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  3. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    JUST CHANGE THE BARREL!!!
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    way to rat out your friend. :paranoid:

    no, sbr is not legal in WA.
     
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  5. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just put the upper on a pistol lower, register it as an AOW (pistol with vertical grip), or remove the barrel. SBR's are illegal in Washington. Having an ar-15 rifle with a sbr upper is frowned upon...
     
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  6. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Does it have a stock on it? They do make AR pistols (not sbrs) and they are perfectly legal. If it has a stock just take off the barrel it should take about 2 min maybe or buy a pistol lower to mount the upper on.
     
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Honestly it's not him. It's a friend. No, a friend of a friend. :laugh:
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Again simply take the upper (if you are not able to remove the barrel). No more "illegal" firearm. As others have asked is it a pistol (no stock) or a rifle (stock) because that will also make a difference.

    What you are proposing is "How do I dispose of a used car I bought that has pot in the ash tray". Do you get rid of the whole car or do you simply remove the offending part?
     
  9. ShootFirst

    ShootFirst Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Umm you smoke the pot then do not care what you do with the car LOL
     
  10. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    You're in Washington, that ash tray will enhance the value of the vehicle.
     
  11. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Nope it has a stock on it. The only one with any firearm experience is me and I don't know a damn thing about taking an ar15 a part.

    The gentleman in question is not my friend nor would I want him to be, I don't agree with what he does. I don't like that my best friend is hanging out with the wrong type of people... I'm afraid he will get caught up in something stupid.
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Pull pins, remove upper. Problem solved.
     
  13. Coffindodger

    Coffindodger Seattle Member

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    Just wear out the barrel, quickly!! Or measure the barrel and add a flash suppressor and then wear it out.
     
  14. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Lol this was not a hypothetical question my gut usually knows when somethings wrong so I'm not getting advice, in a roundabout way, for something dumb I did.

    Its all said and done I was just curious what action could have been taken, I never even thought to go the pistol route...I should have offered a few bucks to dispose of that ar15 though I don't feel like dealing with unsavory characters...
     
  15. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Turn the barrel into something to smoke pot with. It will be legal after December 6th.
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You mean remove the flash hider and gas block?
     
  17. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    Or stick the pipe stem into the chamber and use it to blow shotguns. Think I saw that in a movie about VietNam
     
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  18. Coffindodger

    Coffindodger Seattle Member

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    I thought my post was funny at first. Guess it's a good thing you people can't see inside inside my head. I got the mad hatter thing going on tonight.

    +1 Smoke pot out of it. Hahahahahahahaha
    Sorry, this is a gettin' loaded post. Whiskey not pot, I can see how you think. LOL to OP, you get what you ask for and then some around here. Thanks.
     
  19. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    possibly legal - if the SBR was in WA state and accompanied with tax stamp with WA residency

    unlikely to be legal - since most Title 2 owners would likely be aware of how to render it back to Title 1 prior to sale

    not legal to friend's buddy - as it's not transferable to him even if grandfathered
     
  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Not even possibly
     
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