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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 2/13/2006 8:10:12 AM EDT
Have any of you heard of the PWi AR-15? A friend has one that was made from parts years ago and I was wondering if the company is still around. Basically, he wants to know if it's a pre 1986 gun or not, and if so how much it may be worth.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:10:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 8:11:17 AM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 9:59:28 AM EDT
I confirmed. It's PWA, not PWI.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:22:05 AM EDT
I've been running my PWA since 1982, taken it down many hundreds of times, and fired unknown tens of thousands of rounds. Built it long and heavy to super short and light.

It's tiny bit loose in the trigger/hammer pin holes, but still gages good.

Never fails to run. Couldn't tell you about worth, I bought mine...IIRC...for $50 back then.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:34:24 AM EDT
Thanks. If this gun was produced prior to 1986, can he legally convert it to full auto? The serial number is 16XXX, so I know it was built before 94, but that's the only information I can find.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:33:00 AM EDT
NOBODY CAN CONVERT ANY RIFLE FOR CIVILIAN USE TO "FULL AUTO." IT IS NOT LEGAL TO DO SO.

Really, when it was made has absolutely nothing to do with it; unless it was ALREADY a REGISTERED machinegun prior to the ban taking effect, it cannot legally be made into a machinegun for civilian use.

I don't think anyone would even consider such an action. Since the only legal customers for a newly made machinegun (new or conversion) are the military and law enforcement customers, and it's really easy for a manufacturer to make new machineguns, why bother converting anything?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:36:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:57:19 AM EDT
Thanks folks.

I was unclear on the law with regard to pre-1986 guns so I'm glad I asked. I just knew that there were some pretty expensive AR's out there.
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