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ZombieZoo
12-28-2012, 11:40 AM
Say you are going overseas, or just became a felon, or have some other reason for not being able to any longer care for your 80%.

Any inter-family transfering allowed?

Is the "80% lower" by itself considered "a gun", w/out any other parts?

Are you stuck with maybe selling off every part to some other guy, then melting your 80% part?


Since there is no record of your making your 80%, how would anyone know someone else didn't make it, and could thus legally own it?

What if two people make it "together" or is that not a "legal possibility"? Do homemade guns have "one and only one parent" in the eyes of the law?

bohoki
12-28-2012, 11:43 AM
the lower when finished becomes a gun and is no longer an 80% to sell it legally you need to mark it

if its still an 80% its not regulated

aklover_91
12-28-2012, 11:49 AM
If it's marked with a serial number and your manufacturing info you can sell it. It's illegal to manufacture a gun intending to sell it, it's perfectly alright to decide you don't want it anymore down the road.

Vepr 54R
12-28-2012, 11:51 AM
If it is still an 80% I would be interested in taking it off your hands. (Only if it is still 80% though)

Justin Case
12-28-2012, 12:10 PM
I'll take it off your hands.

Nick Justice
12-28-2012, 12:10 PM
You send it to me!!

Montu
12-28-2012, 12:16 PM
80 percent of a lower isn't a lower

cdtx2001
12-28-2012, 12:16 PM
Put a serial number on it and sell it.

Nick Justice
12-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Put a serial number on it and sell it.

Yes! To me for $1.00!!

johndoe2150
12-28-2012, 12:45 PM
What do you do with any other piece of scrap metal that you don't want?

4DMASTR
12-28-2012, 1:01 PM
IMHO I would strip it, sell the parts and just recycle the lower. That's just me

mud99
12-28-2012, 4:47 PM
You could just "forget it" at the range.

I'm sure someone would figure out what it is.

chillincody
12-28-2012, 5:01 PM
You could just "forget it" at the range.

I'm sure someone would figure out what it is.

Any gun owner I know would turn it in to the RO



OP sell the parts and destroy the lower per ATF rules (I think its 3 TORCH cuts not saw etc.. removing 1/4 of inch of material )then it is just metal scrap so recycle it :)

Im not sure about a intra fam transfer tho I would assume that since you can only build it for your use that the IFT would be a no go hopefully someone can correct me if Im wrong

philobeddoe
12-28-2012, 5:27 PM
Have you considered waving it around on Meet The Press, or selling it for a gajillion dollars in the Calguns Marketplace?

Bbonez
12-28-2012, 6:20 PM
take it to the LA buyback for a gift card

Bbonez
12-28-2012, 6:20 PM
take it to the LA buyback for a gift card

damoni
12-29-2012, 12:01 PM
I'll take that hunk of crapola off your hands!!

Tasty
12-29-2012, 12:23 PM
I think the buy back idea is the best so far. Don't have to worry about the legalities of selling it and putting a serial number on it. And you'll get some money out of it too.

Munk
12-29-2012, 3:16 PM
If it's still an 80%, it's not a gun, it's just a hunk of metal. Dispose of it as you will, including selling or recycling it with almost no restrictions.

If it's had any more finishing work on it to bring it closer to a gun, it's a gun. If you want to sell it, it needs markings. If you want to destroy it, there's procedures for that.

DeanW66
12-31-2012, 7:19 AM
assuming it is >80%, Sell off the extra bits put the stripped lower into a safe deposit box so you still have it after you return to your senses and realize you really wanted it in the first place.