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09-14-2008, 11:05 PM
I just recently bought a POF upper and i was told that because the one i am getting has the Full Auto Bolt carrier and not the Semi setup i might be having problems? Is this True ?
09-14-2008, 11:07 PM
Regardless of bolt carrier, your gun will not shoot full auto without they necessary FCG.
If they had concerns, why would they ship it?
09-14-2008, 11:14 PM
I may be mistaken, but all the P.O.F. uppers I have seen and shot (6) had the same BCG, no material removed from the bottom rear of the carrier like on semi BC.
09-14-2008, 11:37 PM
If you're really concerned, don't put it on your lower yet. I don't think you can get in trouble for just having an upper, though someone else will have to clarify constructive intent for you in this situation since I'm not too familiar with the specifics of that law.
Call P.O.F., they have excellent customer service. You'll probably talk to Frank or Chris, and they can tell you for certain if there is a semi-only bolt carrier and help you stay legal if need be.
The BATFE doesn't care if you have the heavier FA bolt carrier group. It's perfectly legal, even in CA, and doesn't demonstrate constructive intent.
Just don't have any FA fire control parts in the lower, and you're 100% legal and fine.
09-15-2008, 10:39 AM
can someone put up a link to see what the difference is between a fa bolt carrier and a semi bolt carrier on a AR looks like. thanks
09-15-2008, 10:49 AM
09-16-2008, 1:50 AM
since they are different I wont be running it to and firing issues would I ? sorry for the noob question
09-16-2008, 10:25 AM
No, it will work fine in a semi-auto lower. Remember, full-auto rifles can fire in semi-auto only mode too.
That extra length on the bottom rear of the M-16 bolt carrier is to engage the auto sear when the bolt is cycling. If there's no auto sear then it does nothing but add a tiny amount of weight, which could be a good thing.
I hope that you don't have a Colt (registered) lower with a block in it. The block interferes with the F/A bolt carrier. Found out the hard way with my Noveske.
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