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Posted: 8/27/2001 12:27:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2001 12:31:20 PM EDT 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 12:42:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2001 12:58:13 PM EDT
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 2:49:54 PM EDT
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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