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Posted: 3/4/2001 8:07:24 PM EDT
http://www.maadigriffin.com/mg6.htm Plans for sale for a maadigriffin .50 Cal. BMG.... Can you build these yourself? I see an FFL is required to own one... what are these plans? Are we allowed to build our own .50 Cal BMG?
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 8:23:39 PM EDT
The FFL is required for the Rifle and/or the kit which includes the receiver. Neither appears to be available at this time, even to an FFL. Seems to be a disagreement with ATF over configuration. You can build your own rifle, as long as you start with a serial # receiver and the rifle configuration does not violate Federal or State law. To make a receiver you need to be a licensed manufacturer.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 8:41:42 PM EDT
I believe it is legal to occasionally build your own gun from scratch, for your own personal use. But I'd check with the ATF first. I'd love to try it if I had free access to a good machine shop, and a lot of time to learn. I'd also start with .22LR, not .50BMG, and work my way up, to avoid getting my head blown off if I screw up.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 8:47:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By David M: ... You can build your own rifle, as long as you start with a serial # receiver and the rifle configuration does not violate Federal or State law. To make a receiver you need to be a licensed manufacturer.
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Is this correct? Are the regulations for someone to build their own .50 different than those for an AR?
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 9:04:53 PM EDT
The laws for .50s are the same as any for other guns. But, I suspect that will change before too long.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 9:05:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LawnDart: Is this correct? Are the regulations for someone to build their own .50 different than those for an AR?
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for now at least on a federal level it's the same, anybody can go buy a reciever from a private sale or FFL (assuming there are people who actually sell 50 receivers) and put all the rest of the parts on it, you'd probably end up paying more though cause everybody (gunshow-wise anyway) has to throw in their own 100% markup on every little piece.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 9:19:55 PM EDT
Building you own from the Maadi Griffin plans means machining your rifle out of chunks of steel, not assembling "standard" components.
Link Posted: 3/4/2001 9:44:05 PM EDT
Here's mine: [img]www.birdman.org/images/jaded1big.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/5/2001 9:02:20 AM EDT
Ratters.... LMAO!
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