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Manufacturing firearms question

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Pukwudji, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Pukwudji

    Pukwudji Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Do you have to be licensed to manufacture firearms (AR lower receivers) for personal use or just if you are going to sell/distribute them?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    Are you talking about manufacturing lower receivers, or assembling them?
     
  3. Pukwudji

    Pukwudji Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Manufacturing lowers. My initial thoughts are you have to be a licensed manufacturer but an off-hand comment somewhere else made me question this. Remember, this is for personal use, not for sale.

    -Brian
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    So long as it isn't a prohibited weapon such as full auto, SBR, SBS.. etc and it is not for sale it is ok, just look to AK parts kits for guidance.
     
  5. Hill

    Hill pnw Member

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    You are allowed to make ONE firearm for your own personal use without a license, and you must NOT EVER sell, trade, give away, or otherwise dispose of that firearm. I'm not sure if it's alright to pass it down to your child.

    You are not allowed to make a gun for anyone else - they have to make their own. And you can't make one for each of your ten or fifty cousins either.

    One means one.
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Wrong on all counts.
    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/building_a_firearm.pdf

    "Individuals manufacturing sporting-type firearms for their own use need not hold Federal
    Firearms Licenses (FFLs). However, we suggest that the manufacturer at least identify the
    firearm with a serial number as a safeguard in the event that the firearm is lost or stolen. Also,
    the firearm should be identified as required in 27 CFR 478.92 if it is sold or otherwise lawfully
    transferred in the future."
     
  7. Pukwudji

    Pukwudji Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Thanks for the link.

    -Brian
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  9. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    got something to back this up? bs_flag.gif
     
  10. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I have never heard anything about only being able to build one, but I have never looked into it either.
     
  11. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I also would like to know the source on the 'one gun' statement.

    M
     
  12. Pukwudji

    Pukwudji Hillsboro, OR Member

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    I read the materials at BATFE and didn't see anything about quantity. It only talks about for personal use.