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    I was talking to a buddy & he told me that the laws have changed about having to put serial numbers on home built guns. For years I thought the only time you had to put a serial number on a home built firearm was if you were to sell it. I here Cali, builders screaming about having numbers on their home builds but what is it in the rest of the country?
    I'm not in Commifornia, never will be.
    Does anyone have the ATF link so I can show him??

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    Kali changed their state law, nothing new federally I am aware of.

    What may be confusing things is ATF is not entirely forthcoming in their FAQs and are often outright wrong and misleading. Note the following:

    https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/receiver-blanks

    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/when...serial-numbers

    "Receivers that meet the definition of a “firearm” must have markings, including a serial number. See 27 CFR § 478.92 (Firearm manufacturers marking requirements)."

    That answer is from their "80% blank" FAQ. Sure sounds like as soon as Joe Gunowner cranks out an AR lower on his drill press he needs to stamp a number on it, right? Yet, if we go to the regulation cited in the answer we find this:

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/478.92

    "How must licensed manufacturers and licensed importers identify firearms, armor piercing ammunition, and large capacity ammunition feeding devices?
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    (1)Firearms. You, as a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer of firearms, must legibly identify each firearm manufactured or imported as follows:"


    Note the law specifically singles out licensed manufacturers and importers, it is silent about everybody else. The requirement to put on a serial number only applies to people with FFLs, not the guy building his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    Kali changed their state law, nothing new federally I am aware of.

    What may be confusing things is ATF is not entirely forthcoming in their FAQs and are often outright wrong and misleading. Note the following:

    https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/receiver-blanks

    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/when...serial-numbers

    "Receivers that meet the definition of a “firearm” must have markings, including a serial number. See 27 CFR § 478.92 (Firearm manufacturers marking requirements)."

    That answer is from their "80% blank" FAQ. Sure sounds like as soon as Joe Gunowner cranks out an AR lower on his drill press he needs to stamp a number on it, right? Yet, if we go to the regulation cited in the answer we find this:

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/478.92

    "How must licensed manufacturers and licensed importers identify firearms, armor piercing ammunition, and large capacity ammunition feeding devices?
    (a)

    (1)Firearms. You, as a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer of firearms, must legibly identify each firearm manufactured or imported as follows:"


    Note the law specifically singles out licensed manufacturers and importers, it is silent about everybody else. The requirement to put on a serial number only applies to people with FFLs, not the guy building his own.
    excellent work KK!
    Hate takes LESS energy & thought... Dont be so Lazy.

    Building or Bitching? which are you here to do?


    YES, i work for TEC Tactical. 02/07 SOT


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