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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/27/2001 11:27:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2001 11:31:20 AM EST by dkapinus]
Sorry if this one's been covered....I'm new! What is the legality of converting an AR-15 to a fully automatic weapon? I've heard several conflicting answers to this question, but I was wondering if anyone had any good comments or online references to this one... [uzi]Thanks! [heavy]
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 11:42:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 11:58:13 AM EST
Cool. That was my understanding too, but my local gun dealer and the Bushmaster website\catalog claim it is *absolutely* illegal to convert an AR-15 into a fully automatic weapon. Perhaps they were playing it safe by not encouraging the practice of full-auto conversion... [:\]
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 1:49:54 PM EST
Legally, installing a drop-in conversion is not "converting an AR-15 to fully automatic", since the registered drop-in part is already the legal machinegun, and when you take it out, the rifle is a legal semiautomatic. So bushmaster is correct, but their language is a bit confusing to someone who doesn't know about drop-in conversion parts.
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