Thread: AR15/M16 Laws??
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Old November 20, 2011, 12:49 PM   #13
Willie Lowman
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You are wrongish.

http://www.dealernfa.com/Machine_Guns.htm

Check the link. All those M16s (and F/A AR 15s) for sale are transferable. Some of them were originally owned by a police dept. But they are marked M16 and they were in the registry for civilian ownership before 86.

From what I am told, Colt was pretty strict about M16s only going to law enforcement. If a dealer got a dozen M16s and couldn't show that they all were sold to a LE agency, Colt wouldn't do business with that dealer anymore. That did not stop dealers from transferring M16s to civilians though.
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