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Build ar15 pistol from stripped lower

Discussion in 'AR15 Articles' started by Panteradon, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Renegade

    Renegade SuperOwner

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    Whether you buy existing or make from 80%, the laws are the same. An SBR requires name/city/st & SN for example. A regular rifle does not.

    If you SBR your 22, you would have to add a SN along with your info. You tell ATF this when you register it on form 1.
     


  2. Sam7sf

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    Thank you renegade for helping me get pointed in the right direction and researching clarification on how a stripped lower changes or doesn’t change based on assembly/other factors.
     
  3. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    If a gun store here asked me what I was going to build with a stripped lower receiver my reply would be I use them as doorstops. The 4473 is a federal form and still has other on it. A stripped lower is not a firearm. If it is not a firearm it has to be other on the 4473.
     
  4. Renegade

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    A stripped lower is indeed a firearm. It may or may not be a completed firearm.
     
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  5. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    As long as it is yours and you don't build an SBR or an NFA firearm with it as far as I know no serial number is required you can build a firearm for personal use. If you decide to sell it then you will have to put a serial number on it. If it has not been milled out or drilled out is the equivalent of a doorstop.
     
  6. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    You are right what I meant to say is that it is not a pistol or a rifle. It does have the serial number for the 4473. On the 4473 of every stripped receiver I have purchased, it has been marked as other by the FFL I purchased it from. Also if you are planning to build an SBR I wouldn't have it laying in a box of parts with a barrel that makes it an SBR and if you are building a pistol I wouldn't have it laying in a box of parts with a stock. That might speak to intentions.
     
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  7. Renegade

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    Serial numbers are not required and it would make no sense to put essentially a random number on an otherwise unmarked receiver.
     

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