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Old 03-31-2013, 2:15 PM
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Default Need help with some Colt Sporters..

I have two RAW's..colt sporters and I'd like to have the ridiculous sear blocks removed. Anyone in the S.F. bay area have experience with doing a job like this? Let me know folks. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2013, 6:54 PM
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Do not remove the sear blocks.

Couple reasons.

1) decreases the value of them
2) weakens the side walls with the plates removed
3) The chance of dis-similar metal corrosion increases if the plates are messed with
4) AFT doesnt like seeing or hearing that you removed a device that prevented you from manufacturing a machine gun. while not illegal, its not wise to poke the bear.
5) The plates are not hurting anything as manufactured.
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Old 03-31-2013, 7:07 PM
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Uhhh, I would think it best to keep those blocks in. It also helps you stay out of jail.
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I took the sear block out of one of my Colt Sporters when I started shooting High Power back in ~2004 so I could use a large pin Geissele trigger.

This post on another forum has a copy of the instructions/guide I used to do it:

http://www.quarterbore.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184

Ignore the posts about how you need the sear block to stay legal. These people have no idea what they're talking about since they don't realize that no non-Colt AR lower sold on the market today has a sear block.
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Uhhh, I would think it best to keep those blocks in. It also helps you stay out of jail.


Why would you go to jail?

FUD, but expected in CA...

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I took the sear block out of one of my Colt Sporters when I started shooting High Power back in ~2004 so I could use a large pin Geissele trigger.

This post on another forum has a copy of the instructions/guide I used to do it:

http://www.quarterbore.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184

Ignore the posts about how you need the sear block to stay legal. These people have no idea what they're talking about since they don't realize that no non-Colt AR lower sold on the market today has a sear block.
I never said it wasnt legal, I said it wasnt a good idea and some would question the reason behind you removing the plates.
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Why would you go to jail?

FUD, but expected in CA...

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because a third hole can be used as evidence you intend to violate the law... its constructive possession. There is no requirment for the hole to be the proper size...only that its there. The ATF also said while not illegal to have a dimple or mark on the side showing where the auto sear hole needs to be, they would use that mark as evidence in trial of a persons intent if they were pushed.
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I never said it wasnt legal, I said it wasnt a good idea and some would question the reason behind you removing the plates.
So you shouldn't do something that is clearly legal because idiots who are ignorant of the law might ask you questions about it?
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Old 04-01-2013, 8:19 AM
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So you shouldn't do something that is clearly legal because idiots who are ignorant of the law might ask you questions about it?
firefighters look for and fight fires with axes and leave holes in your walls, broken windows, door and anything else in their way...and you pay to repair. If those repairs force you into bankruptcy or any harm that's your tough cookies...they were doing their jobs.

Please use that same logic when dealing with the ATF... you are risking your whole life and well being on a removing a ****ing stupid plate that does nothing.

No its not illegal to remove the plates...but its also not illegal to charge you with constructive possession after you do.
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