Mn state statues on rifle length

A place to post documents and information

Mn state statues on rifle length

Postby jshuberg on Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:09 pm

Hmac wrote:AR15 is a generic term for semi-automatic version of the M16 and it's subsequent variants, including the M4. It's an old term that Armalite used for what was to become the M16. When Colt bought the design, they trademarked AR15 for the semi-automatic version.

To nitpick just a little, the term AR15 was trademarked by Armalite, and predates both Colt acquiring the patent rights and the military adopting it and designating it as the M16. The original AR15s manufactured by Colt, both before and after they acquired the patent rights from Armalite were in fact select fire rifles. In fact there were a number of military owned select fire rifles that were roll marked AR15, US Govt Property instead of M16 after the military's adoption of the rifle.
NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
NRA Life Member
MCPPA Certified Instructor
Gulf War Veteran
User avatar
Posts: 1983 [View]
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:35 pm

Re: Mn state statues on rifle length

Postby JJ on Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:31 pm

farmerj wrote:
When you filled out the 4473 on your lowers, WHAT did you list them as, pistol? Or longgun? There's your answer as to what you can build and the legal requirements around it. If a long gun, it had best have a stock and a 16" barrel or else a form 4 for a barrel under 16".

A stripped lower cannot be transferred as either a long gun, or a pistol. ATF has put out multiple publications saying stripped lowers can ONLY be transferred as "other".

Assuming these were bought from a legitimate dealer, they were transferred as "other" from manufacturer to distributor, and transferred as "other" from distributor to dealer. Any 4473 inquiry should show this
"a man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box." Frederick Douglass
User avatar
Posts: 3541 [View]
Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Princeton

Re: Mn state statues on rifle length

Postby brtnrider152 on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:38 pm

Wow thanks for the info. The "pinning" or welding makes sense. Thanks to everyone for the great reply.
Posts: 6 [View]
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:17 pm
Location: Hopkins mn


Return to Reference

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest