AR-15 "Off the books"

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Flintlock Tom
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AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by Flintlock Tom » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:09 pm

I had an interesting morning.
A local gun shop wants to sell more rifles and rifle gear so they teamed up with a near-by machine shop. They are offering the opportunity to mill out your own AR-15 lower receiver. No brand name, model or serial number.
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They only do it on Sunday morning to work around the normal working hours of the machine shop.
You bring your own 80% lower, or buy one they have available, pay $65 for the machine shop use/instruction and walk away with your very own, unmarked, AR-15 receiver.
About a dozen guys showed up this morning, but I managed to bully my way to the head of the line and I was in and out in less than an hour.
I'm thinking this receiver is going to turn into an AR-15 based pistol. Maybe .450 Bushmaster or .458 Socom.

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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by Dinochrome » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:17 pm

Fantastic! I can imagine the consternation in Sacramento when hundreds of these rifles are produced and start showing up at gun-shows.

Good job! I remember seeing one of these receivers milled out of solid brass,.....
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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by Flintlock Tom » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:30 pm

If it "shows up at a gunshow" (for sale) it has to have ATF specified markings: serial number, model, maker, etc.
For personal use it doesn't need any markings.

One in brass would be awesome...and HEAVY!
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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by Jered » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:49 pm

so how long will it take for them to close the "machine shop loophole?" :roll:
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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by JAG2955 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:17 pm

That is full of win. I'm certain that it's giving coronaries to all the hippies around. You can build your own machine gun there! Oh, the horrors!

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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by Flintlock Tom » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:35 pm

Yup. I expect black helicopters over my house tonight.

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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by rightisright » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:13 am

That's cool.

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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by 308Mike » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:25 am

Flintlock Tom wrote:Yup. I expect black helicopters over my house tonight.

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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by NVGdude » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:00 am

Dinochrome wrote: Good job! I remember seeing one of these receivers milled out of solid brass,.....

It's an AR-15 receiver, you could mill it out of walnut and it would work just fine. (maybe not for .458 SOCOM though :mrgreen: )

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Re: AR-15 "Off the books"

Post by scipioafricanus » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 am

So how does that work with the Gummint: owning, making, and/or buying a receiver without numbers?

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