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Posted: 4/30/2002 3:04:25 PM EDT
I was under the impression that you could put a PREBAN upper on a POSTBAN lower. I received this impression from talking to a few gun dealers at various gun shows. Well, I read that you can only have '2 evils' on the weapon. The 'evils' consist of: -Pistol Grip -Detachable Magazine -Collapsing/Folding Stock -Threaded Muzzle/Flash Surpressor -Grenade Launcher -Bayonet lug Well, all Postban AR's have 2 of these 'evils'. A pistol grip & detachable magazine. So, therefore it would be illegal to put a preban upper on this postban lower correct? Most preban uppers have either a threaded/flash surpressor, or bayonet lug. Can someone confirm this? I thought you could, due to the 'PREBAN' upper being 'grandfathered' into the claus. Can someone please clarify this? Thanks,
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 3:26:16 PM EDT
Actually, it's a detachable magazine and ONE of those features - not any two of the features. No detachable mag, and the rifle can have any features you like. Detachable mag, and you get ONE frome the list of: 1) pistol grip 2) collapsing/folding stock 3) flash suppressor or threaded muzzle for flash suppressor 4) grenade launcher 5) bayonet lug Physically a preban configured upper will fit on a post-ban lower, but you cannot legally assemble one that way if the lower can accept a detachable magazine and has a pistol grip.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 5:24:59 PM EDT
But you can modify a pre-ban upper to remove the "evil" features and then legally attach it to your post-ban rifle.
Link Posted: 4/30/2002 10:03:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Red-Rx7: Can someone confirm this? I thought you could, due to the 'PREBAN' upper being 'grandfathered' into the claus. Thanks,
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The LOWER was "grandfathered" not the upper. Lower receivers made into complete firearms before the band can have the evil features. An upper has no serial number and is just a part in itself. hope this helps..and if I missed anything someone please help me. medcop
Link Posted: 5/2/2002 7:53:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Red-Rx7: I received this impression from talking to a few gun dealers at various gun shows.
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That's the crux of your problem. Info you got was bogus. See above for the truth. -hanko
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 11:59:10 PM EDT
no preban uppers on a post ban lowers, your post ban AR has a pistol grip and detach mag, you cant have any more evil features. I guess if the preban upper didnt have a bayo lug, flash hider or threaded barrel, it would be indistinguishable, from a post ban upper, but if thats the case you might as well get a post ban upper
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