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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 7/2/2001 8:26:16 AM EDT
I live in TX and was kicking around the idea of getting a BAR parts kit from Sarco Inc (its all the parts minus the receiver). As far as i know, this would not be an issue as the government considers the receiver as the actual gun. Okay, now lets say i'm lucky enough to find a working BAR receiver for sale that was made post 1950 (would not apply as C&R). Even if I made it a semi auto or single shot, the ATF would still see it as a MG, right? ("once a MG always a MG") Now assuming they consider it a MG, what hoops would i have to jump through to legally take ownership of it (if possible)? Also, would this question give a different answer if the receiver was purchased IN state? I'm open to any comments or suggestions. Thanks...
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 10:17:25 AM EDT
If it's registered as a machinegun, and is transferrable, you just have to through the rigamarole of any other MG purchase - Form 4, 2 sets of fingerprints, 2 photos, $200 check to ATF, and get your sheriff to sign off that you're not a criminal. 3-4 months later, you get your full auto BAR receiver and can assemble the parts kit to it, slap in a mag and dazzle everyone at the range. If it's not transferrable, you can't have it. Buy a legal semi-auto BAR from Ohio Ordnance instead. If you're a type 07 FFL (manufacturer) with a Class 2 SOT, you can make your own full auto receiver and make that parts kit into a post-86 dealer sample MG. If you can find approved semi-auto plans, you could conceivably machine your own semi-auto receiver to assemble a parts kit on - but the only semi-auto BAR receiver I know of is from Ohio Ordnance, and they don't sell plans or receivers, just completed semi-auto rifles.
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