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The purpose of this page is to explain the legal grey areas of the current gun laws. It is the responsibility of the individual assembling a firearm to comply with all BATF regulations and local laws. It is ILLEGAL for a private citizen to assemble or modify any firearm to fire in full automatic mode. While it is legal to assemble a kit gun from an assault gun that has been properly de-milled per BATF regs, section 922r must be complied with. Most common project guns are the AR-15, UZI, AK47, AMD, Galil, RPK, CETME, G3, and FN FAL.
rifles were constructed from parts removed from select fire rifles and
rebuilt on new semiautomatic receivers. Generally these "clones" were
well made and a great deal of fun to shoot. However, after the infamous
"assault weapon" ban of 1994, the various clones suffered a dip in
popularity. Overnight, features unrelated to the rifle's operating
mechanism were proscribed. Muzzle devices, bayonet lugs, and separate
pistol grips could no longer be fitted to the imported rifles.
Collectors, shooters, and military enthusiasts were disaffected by the
neutered thumbhole stocked versions. By and large the "legislative
compromise" clones were uncomfortable to hold, unattractive, and a
depressing reminder of the erosion of firearm rights in the US. Despite
the legal hurdles, there was a continuing strong interest in all variants
in the original configuration, evidenced by the brisk trade in "pre-ban"
The receiver of a firearm is the piece that has serial number stamped on it and has the other components ie: (barrel, trigger assembly, and stock) mounted to it. This item when completed may only be transferred between FFL holders or on a form 4473 to a customer. If a tube or receiver is only 80% complete or less it may be purchased and transferred to any one. If you intend to complete a receiver blank or tube to assemble a firearm you must first file proper paperwork with the BATF. If this is not your cup of tea then purchase one of the fine completed receivers available on the market. Only a specially licensed firearms manufacture may build a machine gun from a blank or modify a semi-auto receiver to full auto!
fixtures are attached to the receiver to enable exact placement of the
proper sized holes. This will convert the receiver to accept select/FA
fire parts. While it is legal for any one to posses these fixtures, they
my only be used by licensed manufactures/ Gov./ Law enforcement
departments to modify semi-auto receivers per BATF regulations.
collect military rifles or curio and relic firearms this is the license