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Old 05-25-2011, 09:33 PM
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Default Has anyone finished an 80% receiver?

Was thinking about the old IJ unfinished receivers as a project. Has anyone built one of those, or thought about it?
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:11 PM
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My understanding (and I am probably wrong) is that those unfinished receivers are legally considered chunks of metal. If you finish one as you are suggesting, are not manufacturing a firearm? I do not have a license for that...

What do the real experts say...?
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:25 PM
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Anybody can make a legal firearm, legally.

License is only required if manufacturing for sale

Who has 80% carbine receivers for sale?

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:52 AM
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I have done several 0% AR lowers with no problems.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:47 PM
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Yep, gotta be thousands of people a day building AKs up from 80% receivers. Only need a license if you're doing it to sell them.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:09 PM
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Yep, you can make 50 or less a year without needing a license and no seriel required (AK flats). Gotta love those AKs.

Not impossible to sell either, just can't be making them with the primary purpose to sell.

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:35 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by meplat
Anybody can make a legal firearm, legally.
I did say "a", which is TRUE

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Yep, you can make 50 or less a year without needing a license. Gotta love those AKs.
make 50 AK's per year?

Not tooting ATF's horn but cite where "51" crosses the line, please?


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Old 05-27-2011, 09:41 PM
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I did say "a", which is TRUE



make 50 AK's per year?

Not tooting ATF's horn but cite where "51" crosses the line, please?

I'm not familiar with the rule, but on Shuff's website, he states he'll only make 50 Mini-Gs per year due to a higher federal tax when you exceed 50 rifles/year.

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I have a limit of 50 NEW Mini-G's per calendar year. This is due to the federal excise tax placed on manufactured rifles after 50 per calendar year. The tax is so outrageous that I choose NOT to pay it. There is no limit on the number of conversions for customer owned rifles.

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:08 PM
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New wrinkle for old smoothbrain, thanks!

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Old 05-28-2011, 02:21 AM
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License is only required if manufacturing for sale

Or if manufacturing select fire. (C2/SOT) (and it can be sold to gov't, LEO, AF)

... and what is 80%?

Do they have 81%? 90%? 25%? 50%?

Is this like Kentucky Sour Mash?

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