Joined: October 17 2016 Location: United States Posts: 1
Posted: October 17 2016 at 6:06pm | IP Logged
I'm new to the forum and forums in general. Since I was a child I have loved anything to do with guns. I was raised in rural Washington State in a gun culture. I have several firearms and really enjoy antique or unique firearms. I have two lathes and a welder ( used to be a machinist) and the skills to use them. I'm looking to put something together although I'm not sure what yet. I was thinking Sten but I'm not crazy about building something that can only fire from a closed bolt. Any suggestions? Should I stick to something simple that's been done before like an AR? If so who got a good kit? I'm interested in hearing your ideas/suggestions.
Joined: April 13 2007 Location: United States Posts: 3472
Posted: October 17 2016 at 11:22pm | IP Logged
Welcome to Weaponeer.
Anything you build will have to be closed bolt. BATFE rules.
Joined: February 26 2013 Location: United States Posts: 4295
An AR is the most flexible firearm you could build right now.
Welcome to Weaponeer. Got any Legos?
Joined: March 14 2013 Posts: 926
Posted: October 18 2016 at 11:21am | IP Logged
You can't build an AR in Mass anymore.
Attorney General Maura Healey has issued a notice to all gun sellers
and manufacturers in Massachusetts, warning that her office is stepping
up enforcement of the state’s assault weapons ban, including a crackdown
on the sale of copycat weapons.
The enforcement notice clarifies
what constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon under the assault
weapons ban. Copies or duplicates of banned assault rifles, including
copies of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalishnikov AK-47, are prohibited by
the Massachusetts assault weapons ban. Despite the law, an estimated
10,000 copycat assault weapons were sold in Massachusetts in 2015 alone.
The directive specifically outlines two tests to determine what
constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” of a prohibited weapon. If a gun’s
operating system is essentially the same as that of a banned weapon, or
if the gun has components that are interchangeable with those of a
banned weapon, it’s a “copy” or “duplicate,” and it is illegal. Assault
weapons prohibited under our laws cannot be altered in any way to make
their sale or possession legal in Massachusetts.
Also, when you finally come to your senses and decide that you don’t
want to buy one or five 80% lowers, make sure that it is not paid for
with an untraceable payment type. We want the frightened New Englanders
to be able to find out who bought what from where so that they know when
it was purchased. Remember, after 7/20/16 is bad ju-ju.
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