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Posted: 11/25/2003 10:46:29 PM EDT
Ok here goes...
I was looking through my local adds and found this...
A CAR15 223 shorty with a PWA Pre-ban Lower for.. $680??!!

I put it here like it was described in the AD.

Now I cannot belive that someone would be selling a preban for that price so my plan is to call tomarrow and try and get a serial # to see if I can verify that its a preban.

Also Should I contact LE to see if the gun maybe stolen? Ive never done this and Im not sure on the way to go about it But I really dont want to get stuck with a stolen rifle.
My hope is the guy is.
1. Stupid
2. desprate for cash

Any other ideas on verifying if the gun is really what it is described to be?
thanks
OS
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 10:48:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/25/2003 10:52:01 PM EDT by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 6:22:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2003 6:28:36 AM EDT by DVCER]
Low priced pre bans can be found, my SGW car-ar,650.00 at a pawn shop. Kind of beat, needed ext. spring, runs like a scalded ape now!!!!
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:47:37 AM EDT
As Treetop says, Pac West Arms (PWA) NEVER sold complete rifles. They either sold stripped lowers, individual bits & pieces, or what we now call "kits". Their "kits" were always less the barrel so the weapon was not complete. They did it this way to avoid having to pay some kind of Federal tax. For an extra $25.00 they would assemble the the lower for you. They made a great product. Too bad they went out of business at Olympia, WA in late 1995. Fortunately, I bought a lifetime supply of their lowers before that happened.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 4:15:04 PM EDT
If the serial number is in the pre-range, jump on it!! PWA is an excellent piece. As far as assembled before the ban, the burden of proof is not on you, so pre-ban serial number pretty much means pre-ban rifle. Nick
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 6:33:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Commando_Guy: As far as assembled before the ban, the burden of proof is not on you, so pre-ban serial number pretty much means pre-ban rifle.
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Sorry Commando_Guy but if you've checked out the Legal Forum the general consensus there seems to disagree with this statement. On top of that the serial munber ranges on common pre/post ban charts are not accurate for PWA (among others).
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 7:55:02 PM EDT
Thats a great deal! you havent bought it yet?? you can always get $900-$1000 on the EE I would love to find a deal like that I would buy it. FREE
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:23:45 PM EDT
OK update. I called first thing this moring because I knew it was a steal. The guy told me it was sold. Im not suprised someone got a great deal.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 10:01:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BH1:
Originally Posted By Commando_Guy: As far as assembled before the ban, the burden of proof is not on you, so pre-ban serial number pretty much means pre-ban rifle.
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Sorry Commando_Guy but if you've checked out the Legal Forum the general consensus there seems to disagree with this statement. On top of that the serial munber ranges on common pre/post ban charts are not accurate for PWA (among others).
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Well I imagine I am still pretty safe with mine in the 11,000 range. Nick
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