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Posted: 12/15/2005 9:54:44 AM EST
If I wanted to try and get a set up together to build my own AK pistols from kits (by bending the receiver flats and riveting them together myself) do I need to have an FFL to do so ?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:01:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:11:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 10:13:20 AM EST by JHaines]
Thanks horseman, is that just because it's a pistol, or could I put together a Bulgarian AK-74 rifle kit if I wanted to ?

Would I require an FFL if I built an AK pistol to someone's specifications, then sold it and shipped it through a local FFL dealer ?

I'm looking at the BATF info here (link below), but can't figure out why the pistol wouldn't require an FFL to manufacture.

Gun Control Act

Thanks folks.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:21:34 AM EST
From what I understand, if you build a pistol or rifle using a flat which you bend, you cannot sell or give away the completed firearm. If you want to build one according to someone's specs and sell it, you would need to use a completed receiver with a serial number. There might be a way you can add a serial number to a flat but you would probably have to be a licensed firearms manufacturer, Class 7 I believe, rather than just an FFL dealer.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 11:01:08 AM EST
Thanks, that would make sense.

Anyone else have anything to add ?

Is there an online FAQ somewhere that spells this stuff out for people just starting out ?

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