GUN Legality of using a lower marked .223/5.56x45 for other calibers

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    Starting my build and want to use a 5.45x39 upper when they become more available, it this legal?
     
  2. Paul Revere

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    why wouldnt it be legal?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    do you already own a lower?

    If you are worried about it I know I have seem some marked with caliber as "multi"
     
  4. Soybomb

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    no problems at all
     
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    beats me, just wondering. I see lots of lowers marked as "multi" figured there had to be a reason.
     
  6. Paul Revere

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    :dunno: i think the answer is "why not"
     
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    I think that's mostly so somebody doesn't try to load .223 into a rifle chambered for something else.
     
  8. GPK

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    I think really the only time the lower matters concerning the caliber is .308 VS. everything else.
     
  9. ZCP M3

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    Physically, yes. While it doesn't matter right now, the laws could change and lock that particular lower into one caliber unless marked multi.
     
  10. GarandBobcat

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    Unless you have to register your rifle :)ugh:) and it's specific as to caliber, the designation on the receiver shouldn't matter a whit. And even then, really, unless the law under which you register it is really anal about only allowing calibers designated on the receiver....which I don't see why they would.
    And I don't know of all that many laws in the US at least requiring registration of non-NFA long guns.
     
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    : obama :
     

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