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Legality of manufacturing firearms not for sale

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by pdxjohann, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Does anyone know in a general way the legalities of manufacturing for ones self both firearms and say compressed air or gas guns - since I'm too lazy to look it up :)
     
  2. Johnny_boy

    Johnny_boy Seattle New Member

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    I've heard it on the Internet ;) that as long as you are not selling it you can produce them and use it for yourself. short barrel, full auto, silencer rules still apply though, so don't think you are going to create short barrled full auto rifle with a silencer attached it in your garage :)
     
  3. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    korntera Oregon Member

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    The main thing to remember if your going to build a firearm from parts kits is the number of foreign/american made parts that must be on the said firearm.

    If you build a firearm you also have to remember that after you bend your receiver flat(ifyou buy a flat and fully make it vs buying a receiver with a serial) then you NEED to add a serial number, generall first initial middle initial then a couple 0's and a 1 so on and so forth.

    If your name is John Q Public try JQPublic001 as a serial number. For an AK 47 you need 6 american made parts, generally the receiver, pistol grip, trigger group(3 parts) and the muzzle break. However you can't sell this weapon unless you form 1 it. But as the other person said, all NFA rules apply.
     
  5. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    thanks for the info
     
  6. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Check out HomeGunsmith.com--the guys over there don't just build up on papered receivers, some outright scratchbuild, and it's legal (federal level, some states vary) as long as it stays non-NFA and is for "personal use".
     
  7. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Thanks again. Kits or scratch built could be a fine winter project - that is if I had any time for more projects. It could be a great grand dad / grand child project for sure.
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That's not true! As an individual if you build it yourself you are not required nor asked to add a serial number, in fact if you later sell it the ATF only recommends you add a serial number, they do not legally require that you add a serial number to sell it.

    And as stated before, NFA weapons (SBR, SBS, AOW..Etc) have a different set of rules