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Posted: 8/24/2004 4:11:28 PM EDT
I have an ArmaLite lower receiver which was originally a 20" HBAR Rifle when I bought it. Before the registration ban in CA took effect, I stripped it and sold the parts, but kept the lower un-registered in anticipation of AWB sunset.

My question is should I just rebuild it with Armalite parts in its original config... or go all out and customize with different parts? I ask because I'm curious if it would have any bearing on the value of the rifle not being all Armalite. Because I like the options BM has to offer and was leaning toward them.

BTW, I have a place in AZ, which is were I keep my lower. So the law wont be a problem there after Sep 13th.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:45:40 PM EDT
Frakengun it. Its not a purse, right?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:51:37 PM EDT
While not being a person particularly knowledgable og CA gun laws, can you even have an "unregistered" lower in CA?

ETA: DUH!  Reading comprehension is weak in this one!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:59:13 PM EDT
Go franken and custimize it.  Methinks the value is a bit lost anyway... but it retains a significant value just for being a solid, reliable lower.

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:00:00 PM EDT
Frankenguns work fine for me.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:08:17 PM EDT

Frankenguns work fine for me.

I've got nothing against them.

Although it is a little funny if they wind up two-tone.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:12:50 PM EDT

While not being a person particularly knowledgable og CA gun laws, can you even have an "unregistered" lower in CA?

ETA: DUH!  Reading comprehension is weak in this one!

No, you can't. But since he kept it in AZ, he's fine. The AWB will have virtually no effect on AR's being brought into the state of California.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:30:02 PM EDT
You have completely destroyed the value of that lower.

However, I am feeling charitable this evening, so I'll help you reduce your losses by giving you $100 for the lower, shipped.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:04:13 PM EDT
I think I'm gonna build an M4gery out of it. I dont see Armalite offering an M4 type barrel in their online catalog. So I'll probably go with Bushmaster... or check out some other places. I'm not too worried about the two tone thing, I knicked my Armalite lower awhile back and plan to have the whole gun GunKoted after it is re-built anyway.

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