GUN Why hoard stripped AR lowers?

ZCP M3

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Feb 4, 2007
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[If you're not going to resell them during an AWB for profit :o]

I don't really see the point in buying up 3 or 4 stripped lowers in the event of a looming AWB. What's everyone's reasoning behind it? Why should I have 2 stripped lowers stored in my safe if I already have one built? I've never heard of a lower breaking before.

Enlighten me OT. :hsd:
 

TheHunter

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Aug 11, 2004
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Because they are serialized before any AWB- hence you can build them out even after an AWB takes effect. And sell them at a greatly increased price more than likely. They get grandfathered basically.
 
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ZCP M3

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So the point is to have the potential to build AR's after an AWB or sell them for a profit and has nothing to do with reliability/replacement of stuff you currently have built?

I could maybe see myself picking up ONE to keep and later build up so I wouldn't have to swap uppers to shoot 5.56 or 5.45.
 

TheHunter

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Well... I've got a Colt Match Target now, but don't want to mod it at all.
So... going to SBR one and just make an A4 style out of the other.
 
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ZCP M3

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does and sbr have to have a registered receiver dedicated to it?

The ATF considers the receiver the gun, so yes. You could technically have two identical lowers aside from the serial number and it would be illegal to put the SBR upper on one of them.
 

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I don't really see the point in buying up 3 or 4 stripped lowers in the event of a looming AWB. What's everyone's reasoning behind it? Why should I have 2 stripped lowers stored in my safe if I already have one built? I've never heard of a lower breaking before.
 

sqwirl

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Nov 15, 2006
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I have at least 2 configs I want to build that I don't currently have the money for. In my eyes, picking them up now so I can build them how I want later makes sense. And if I happen to have a little extra money to buy a few more and make a slight profit on if a ban does happen, all the better. A man can never have enough lowers in his possession.
 

spankaveli

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Because they are serialized before any AWB- hence you can build them out even after an AWB takes effect. And sell them at a greatly increased price more than likely. They get grandfathered basically.

maybe. i thought stripped lowers has to be built into rifles prior to the last awb to be considered preban?
 

TheHunter

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maybe. i thought stripped lowers has to be built into rifles prior to the last awb to be considered preban?
Nope. Since the lower is the serialized portion it is considered the gun itself (currently). Heard some grumbling about them modifying the language for the new AWB, but haven't seen any documents on it.
 

vwpilot

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Jan 9, 2005
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Gun's have to be assembled prior to ban going into place

cash for parts nigga!

Technically, the lower had to be complete, did not have to have a complete upper, but the lower needed to be complete.

However, how the hell are they ever going to enforce that. Unless they serialize every part on the rifle, there is no way to control that, even if they require an upper be installed.

With the ability to always change or modify the upper, there is no way to have it be complete and enforce. All you have to do is say it was complete, or even take a photo of it with another upper on it, then you can always change it around later.

No way to enforce no matter what the wording says.
 

spankaveli

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Nope. Since the lower is the serialized portion it is considered the gun itself (currently). Heard some grumbling about them modifying the language for the new AWB, but haven't seen any documents on it.

nope, the ban was written so that the rifle (or at least the lower) had to be assembled before the ban.

that said, the upcoming ban can be written however they choose
 

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