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Posted: 9/27/2006 9:16:57 AM EST
Is there a limit on how many AR-15 lowers one can buy in one year? Is there a State or Federal limit? hinking.gif

I'm in North Carolina. The reason I'm asking is due to a past gun show I bought my 2nd lower this year and the vendor mentioned that I should look into how many I'm allowed to buy, as a private owner.

Is there a limit for a private owner or is it B.S. ?

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Posted: 9/27/2006 9:20:00 AM EST
Hmmm...sounds like a well informed dealer..imagine that. You know if you buy more than two the FBI HRT will flashbang the shit out your house, rape your dog, and run off will the spoils of war. Seriously I am not aware of any limits, I average 3-5 lowers a year, I buy and sell quite a bit. But I am sure you are safe.
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Posted: 9/27/2006 9:42:03 AM EST
Just more gun show bullshit.

I think when you become a firearms dealer, the ATF flips a coin, and if it lands on tails they suck 40% of your brain out so that you can spout idiotic misinformation to customers.
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Posted: 9/27/2006 10:07:25 AM EST
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I don't mean to steal your thread but I am having trouble just with buying a Lower only.

I am trying to do an FFL transfer in Missouri for a Lower and the first two FFL's I called won't do lower receivers at all. My dealer said he would only do the transfer if it was a complete weapon, the BATF accused him of helping a customer make an Illegal "Assault Weapon". Of course they didn't do anything to him except scare him into thinking they were going to take his FFL. The BATF agent told him that only a Manufacturer could put a upper on a lower, or the lower had to be purchased as a complete weapon to swap uppers.

I couldn't believe the shit I was hearing.

I guess the BATF agent that went after them was even promoted out of office because he is so Psychotic. The second FFL dealer I had talked to said it was because the BATF wanted to know what Caliber weapon was being made.

So all I caught was bits an pieces to a story why they couldn't sell me a lower.

It's all bullshit to me, I don't believe it. There are no laws in MO against buying lowers that I know of. I am pretty pissed off

So for now I am waiting for Stick and Teknic to find me an FFL that will do the transfer for me. I am pretty sure they will come through for me.

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Posted: 9/27/2006 10:38:04 AM EST
Well, when my FFL did my receiver, they just asked "what caliber?" for the form. 5.56 is what they put down.
and I"m just over in Nebraska.
If you can, Talk to Denny at GlobalTactical.com he's in Kansas City and can probably help you find a FFL nearby that he's sent a receiver to in the past.

I think, however, that its something like 8 complete rifles that you're limited to building, per year. I'm pretty sure someone here in the past posted a photo of the dozen lowers they ordered from one vendor, all sequential serial #'s, and had no issues.
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Posted: 9/27/2006 10:49:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By malkore:

I think, however, that its something like 8 complete rifles that you're limited to building, per year. I'm pretty sure someone here in the past posted a photo of the dozen lowers they ordered from one vendor, all sequential serial #'s, and had no issues.



Note that building and assembling are two different things. If you buy every part for an AR already manufactured and put them together, you are assembling the gun. If you buy an 80% lower and finish it, you are building a gun.

Even then, I don't think there are any rules to how many you can build for personal use.
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Posted: 9/27/2006 10:54:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By malkore:
Well, when my FFL did my receiver, they just asked "what caliber?" for the form. 5.56 is what they put down.
and I"m just over in Nebraska.
If you can, Talk to Denny at GlobalTactical.com he's in Kansas City and can probably help you find a FFL nearby that he's sent a receiver to in the past.

I think, however, that its something like 8 complete rifles that you're limited to building, per year. I'm pretty sure someone here in the past posted a photo of the dozen lowers they ordered from one vendor, all sequential serial #'s, and had no issues.


Well, I would like to see if there are any FFL dealers that are closer so I don't have to drive three hours one way. I have done business with Denny before, he's a great guy and knows what he is doing.

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Posted: 9/27/2006 11:09:58 AM EST
Go here to find FFLs for your area.
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Posted: 9/27/2006 11:26:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By hardcase:
Go here to find FFLs for your area.


Thanks for the Link. One on top is near me, not that far to drive. I'll give him a call first. Hopefully I will have much better luck.

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Posted: 9/27/2006 11:27:45 AM EST
Alright, I gave him a call and he is going to fax Rainier Arms his FFL today or tomorrow! Thanks for the Help! Only a 20 minute drive and it will cost me 20 bucks for the transfer. This one guy wanted to charge $50.00 . Sorry but no way in hell would I pay that.

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Posted: 9/27/2006 11:33:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Phoebus:
Just more gun show bullshit.

I think when you become a firearms dealer, the ATF flips a coin, and if it lands on tails they suck 40% of your brain out so that you can spout idiotic misinformation to customers.




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Posted: 9/27/2006 12:02:37 PM EST
There is no limit to how many lowers you can buy, it is the same as buying a complete rifle. There is also no limit to how many AR's you can assemble with the lowers you bought. I had an FFL dealer at a gun show once tell me its illegal to buy lowers and then assemble a rifle out of them. I told him he is retarded and full of shit. You'd think that a dealer would know the laws but a lot of them don't. Or maybe he was trying to scare into buying a complete rifle from him.
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Posted: 9/27/2006 1:16:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By BushmasterGuy77:

Originally Posted By hardcase:
Go here to find FFLs for your area.


Thanks for the Link. One on top is near me, not that far to drive. I'll give him a call first. Hopefully I will have much better luck.

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You're welcome. Glad that it worked out well for you.
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