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Posted: 11/20/2003 3:03:53 AM EDT
i THINK this is possible..... can you build a post ban ar pistol from a virgin receiver .. such as a rock river arms lower? as long as it meets all of the post ban requirements?.. no heat shield or forward handgrip, under the specified weight limit (53 oz. i think) and no provision for a butt stock...
thanx in advance
john in houston
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 11:52:56 PM EDT
The receiver has to have been "manufactured" (labeled by the manufacturer) as a pistol receiver, even though technically you could use any receiver, you can't legally just buy or use any receiver.

I think you are correct with the rest of it though.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 1:52:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 10:45:31 AM EDT
I defer to Troy's opinion.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 1:32:08 PM EDT

I may be mistaken but I thought it had to do with the excise tax and the designation as a pistol or rifle receiver by the manufacturer.

The excise tax is different for rifles and pistols.

Link Posted: 11/23/2003 4:14:47 PM EDT
permenently attach the mag... and most your legal things you have to comply with go away...
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 12:00:24 AM EDT
Troy is correct... There are NO requirements for anyone to label a lower as a pistol, but some feel better doign so having a paperwork trail showing it was a virgin receiver or a pistol receiver and never a rifle/shotgun. No FET is required if manufacturered gun is for personal use only. If you are making it to sell, then you got problems with IRS...
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 4:45:50 AM EDT
budam: But doesn't the manufacturer pay the excise tax on the lower? If the receiver is not designated as a rifle or pistol how is the excise tax calculated correctly? I understand the excise tax is rate is different for a rifle vs. a pistol. TIA
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 12:57:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 12:25:48 AM EDT
I have to say it again: Troy is correct... Seems to be habit forming! :-) FET is 10% for handguns and 11% for everything else. There ARE exceptions to FET in the title 2 world, but that is for another day. mark
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