Updateing a Post Ban AR-15

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by kckndrgn, Feb 12, 2007.


  1. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    OK, so I just might be kickin' myself in the backside for this but I wanted to check with others that may know more than I.

    If I were to buy a post-ban AR (one without a flash hider for instance) can I replace the barrel so that I can have one?

    I missed out on an Olympic Arms AR-15 at the range over the weekend. It sold for $550, but I didn't want to get it due to it's being a "post ban" gun. Only after it sold did I realize I may be able to upgrade parts of it to not include ban items.

    Is that possible, or does a "post ban" gun always have to be a "post ban" gun?

    Thanks in advance
    Ryan
     
  2. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    You can "un-ban" one. You can replace be barrel would be the easiest way. Or you can have a smith install a new sightblock with a bayo lug and thread the barrel. Also if you want you can add a folding or collapsable stock.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    My local 'smith has un-banned a few for us.
    If it came with a 14.75" barrel and a permanently attached brake, He can cut it off, re-crown and thread, install a FH and re-park.
    IIRC, it was around $100.

    If it just had a plain muzzle, it can be threaded easily.
    Collapsible stock is a 2 minute job

    As far as any of the other features. Sure. Go for it. After the ban sunsetted, it was as if it never happened.
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Isnt it if the barrel is under 16" the flash hider has to be permanently re-attached?
     
  5. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Cool, thanks for the info guys. Next I see one come in at the range I'll have to consider getting it.

    Ryan
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yes, as I understand it You must have the 16" (in what amounts to one piece) or pay the tax for an SBR.
     
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