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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 9/29/2001 6:29:42 PM EDT
Is it legal to own an AR-15 while in possession of a legal M16? Someone told me they thought it was illegal but I can't find an answer on the ATF site or other legal postings. Any ideas?
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 6:36:02 PM EDT
as far as I know it is legal as long as it is a m-16 or pre may 86 conv. no LL or drop in sears.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 7:35:25 PM EDT
From what I've always heard its perfectly legal. Even with the LL or DIAS. In fact, if you had a LL or DIAS you could swap them between AR's as long as the rifle that doesn't have the registered part doesn't contain any of the class III trigger parts. When swapping your LL or DIAS from one rifle to the other you would also have to swap out the rest of the trigger parts also.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 8:36:29 PM EDT
The kicker is that you can't have any spare parts around for the M16 if you also have a semi AR-15 into which they'll fit. ATF sees that the same as possessing an unregistered machinegun (in addition to your legal, registered one)
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 8:49:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Circuits: The kicker is that you can't have any spare parts around for the M16 if you also have a semi AR-15 into which they'll fit. ATF sees that the same as possessing an unregistered machinegun (in addition to your legal, registered one)
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That all depends. If you have a part, or parts, that, together, will only serve to modify a non-NFA weapon into an NFA weapon, then you may not possess. Otherwise, it's not unlawful.
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 11:22:11 AM EDT
D-1, answers to these NFA type questions can usually be found on James Bardwell's law pages on the subguns site: [url]http://www.subguns.com/laws/laws.htm[/url]. In particular, this ATF letter seems to cover your question: [url]http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/wbardwel/public/nfalist/atf_letter90.txt[/url]
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