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Is buying a pre-ban upper and post-ban lower legal?

Thanks, Theo :)
 

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If you don't have a Pre Ban Lower then it could be taken as is intend to mount the Pre Ban Upper to a Post ban Lower and that would be a No No!

If you do not intend to invest in a Pre Ban Lower then I would not be in position of a Pre Ban Upper at this time.

You can however put a Post Ban Upper and A Pre Ban Lower and no one will look twice.

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Karsten said:
If you don't have a Pre Ban Lower then it could be taken as is intend to mount the Pre Ban Upper to a Post ban Lower and that would be a No No!

If you do not intend to invest in a Pre Ban Lower then I would not be in position of a Pre Ban Upper at this time.

You can however put a Post Ban Upper and A Pre Ban Lower and no one will look twice.

Good Luck

Karsten
thats the way i understand it too...it doesnt matter if the upper is pre or post ban as long ans the lower is preban....but ONLY a post ban upper can go on a post ban lower. And if you have both a preban upper nad a post ban lower...you have to prove that they were never together or its club fed time

ps Karsten...ur webpage isnt working...:confused:
 

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For AR's, it's easy to understand if you remember that the lower receiver is the serial numbered firearm. The upper assembly is just a part.

Don't put preban parts on a postban firearm.
 

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Dear Theo,

It's illegal to manufacture a semiautomatic assault weapon after the date which the ban went into effect. I'm assuming that the rifle already includes a pistol grip so it the pre-ban upper contains one or more of the listed features you could not do it legally. Legally it does not matter whether the lower is a pre or post ban...you cannot use it to make a semiautomatic assault weapon. This is from the ATF's website:

(O10) If a person is in possession of a frame or receiver for a semiautomatic assault weapon on the date of enactment, may the person acquire the rest of the parts and assemble a complete semiautomatic assault weapon? [Back]
No. It is unlawful to make such weapon after the law's effective date. [18 U. S. C. 922( v)( 1)]
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#o10
(US Code reference above) http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/922.html
(definition of semiautomatic assault weapon-see (a)(30)) http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/921.html

Hopefully come next September this law (at least for domestic rifles) will have sunseted and it won't matter. Stay safe, Gary

*edited to add salutation*
 

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Ok, I won't be doing that! Thanks a bunch, fellas. I guess I'll just have to keep praying for the sunset of the ban.

Lovin' the 1911forum, Theo. :)
 
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