my name is chris and i live in the "great" state of connecticut......
I purchased my post-ban bushmaster xm a few monthes ago on the logic that i could save some money over a pre ban, figuring the ban would be lifted. well as you all know by now, ct legislators sneakily changed wording of our law back in 2001 to now include "the five deadly features", in addition to the specifically named banned weapons on the list to constitue banned "assualt style weapons". to make a long story short, i am looking for someone to either sell me a preban lower that is confirmed to have been an assembled rifle before the ban, or is willing to trade a stripped lower. Preferably trading would be better, espessially if you are from mass, vermont, or nh, seeing that i could drive to meet you. Anyways, i am willing to either buy a brand new stripped receiver and trade with you, or outright buy the one you have now. I would also be willing to trade my current lower(2002 make), whatever.
the things that i am concerned about in regards to the law, is that if a pre-ban that was once assembled, is stripped and then sold, can it be re-built to pre-ban configuration, or am I simply stuck with a 12 year old post ban reciever now?
Anyways, if it's legal, the receiver must be in good/great condition, with no flaws....ie scrathes, anodizing missing, gouging, etc. I am a perfectionist and will never be able to appreciate what i really have unless it is perfect. I would prefer bushmaster receivers. Feel confident that if a trade is made, i will either buy a new lower (bushmaster, rra, cm, etc) and trade it to you buy simply placing it in your hand new in box, or to avoid the waiting for shipment i will simply give you the purchasing price of a new stripped receiver for your pre-ban. i am willing to negotiate. please help a fellow enthusiast and comrad out.
I really dont care if items must be shipped cross country or whatever, but i would prefer a person-to-person trade, as to see the items beforehand so no one gets burned. i will drive to you. i want to make this as painless as possible for you, the owner of a pre-ban receiver. be assured, you will be recieving a brand new reciever out of the deal, whether it be in the form of an actual new receiver, or the money to purchase one. i will even come and deliver it. just please be able to verify real pre-ban status and if it was assembled prior to the '94 ban. thank you, and i hope some can help me out, and i can help them out by getting a brand new receiver.
please know that i am willing to bargain. i'm sick of not being able to build something i own to the way i want it. it's like owning a mustang and being told you will go to jail if you ever add a performance part to it. again, please help out a fellow brother in his quest for legal, pre-ban, assualt rifle ownership. you've got nothing to lose. thank you