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Lower reciever

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by FA9, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

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    Whats the law on stripped ar lower receivers? I was told that if bought as a stripped lower, I can build it as a rifle or pistol, any caliber. He said a receiver is a receiver.

    Is that true? Thanks in advance.

    Sorry if this subject been discussed before, tried doing a search but receivers for sale shows up.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  2. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Multi on a AR-type/style receiver usually stand for : can be built into multi calibers. ie: 9mm, 300Blk-out, 7.62x39, 223, and others.. that's my understanding
     
  3. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A receiver is a receiver and the caliber marked on the receiver means nothing. You can make it into whatever you want.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Since you now have to be 21 to purchase a stripped lower yes you could build either a rifle or pistol from it given the fact you follow the law when it comes to OAL, BL and stock/pistol buffer tube.
     
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    hAVE ONE AVAILABLE
     
  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    It really depends on what the receiver was booked as when it was sold at the FFL. You should specify they record it as a "other" rather than a rifle/pistol. That will give you the ability to do what you want with it down the road. If it is booked as a rifle and then you build a pistol out of it there is a potential some BATF agent could make your life miserable. If its booked as a rifle, it shouldn't really ever be assembled with a upper barreled less than 16" no matter what kind of buffer tube is on it.

    The caliber designation is meaningless as far as the BATF is concerned however just as a rule of thumb its not such a great idea to build a .25 45 sharps on a lower that is marked 5.56 or some such bastardization, especially one that might chamber the round. People put the wrong cartridge in weapons all the time, No sense in making it more likely.
     
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  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure my favorite FFL just books it as a receiver and doesn't specify pistol or rifle. I asked them about it once. May just be a matter of semantics.
     
  8. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Exactly how they should.