AR15 build questions

AR15 build questions

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    AR15 build questions

    Since the AWB passed by the wayside is it legal now to put a preban upper on a postban lower? The BATFE website did not have any clearly written info that I can find, I was hoping that someone here would be able to help.


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    Since the ban was lifted I don't see any reason that you can't put the post ban upper on the pre ban lower. What's the barrel length on the new upper? I think the only restriction left is that it cnad be shorter than 16.5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie A.
    Since the ban was lifted I don't see any reason that you can't put the post ban upper on the pre ban lower. What's the barrel length on the new upper? I think the only restriction left is that it cnad be shorter than 16.5".
    I am wanting to put a 16" "dissipator" on it. I assume the overall is more than 16.5"

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    Yes, it's legal to do so (except in a few places where the state has written its own assault ban laws.... like NY). A 16" like you're talking about is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie A.
    Since the ban was lifted I don't see any reason that you can't put the post ban upper on the pre ban lower. What's the barrel length on the new upper? I think the only restriction left is that it cnad be shorter than 16.5".
    Overall barrel length must be 16". The barrel itself can be shorter that 16" if a permanently attached muzzle device is used to bring the total length to 16".

    Most folks go a touch longer for safety. 16.01" is OK. 15.99" is big trouble....

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    Thanks for all the quick replies. I was pretty sure it was legit, but wanted to verify... Thanks again.

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