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Posted - 12/30/2008 :  08:40:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how do you tell if you are buying a pre or post ban lower ar-15 receiver? is one more $$ than the other? why does it make a difference?

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Posted - 12/30/2008 :  09:12:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If by "AR-15" you mean "Colt AR-15", then the answer is that all AR-15 lowers (& complete rifles) are pre-ban. The term "AR-15" is copywrited by Colt, & cannot be used by any other manufacturer.

However, if you really mean "AR-type", then you will have to check with the manufacturer or see if someone has posted a serial number list on the Internet.

It makes a difference if you live in one of the handful of states that enacted so-called assault rifle bans that did NOT expire when the federal so-called assault rifle ban did. As to $, I guess it depends on where you live, & what you think the law says.

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Posted - 12/30/2008 :  11:29:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Type "AR-15 serial numbers" in your search. When it comes up, look at [pdf]Brownells BenchTalk-Ar-15 Serial Numbers Pre-And Post Ban. A list will come up.

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Edited by - dcs shooters on 12/30/2008 12:11:35 PM
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Posted - 12/30/2008 :  11:34:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes, i did mean ar-type receivers....thanks
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