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Old January 1, 2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Single Action AR?

If one were to remove the gas block, gas tube and bolt key from a AR would it still technically be a semi-automatic rifle or a single shot?
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Old January 1, 2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Yes IIRC somewhere in other countries they buy AR's but they are single shot, 5 box shot magazine hunting rifles. I think when the 94-04 ban was in place people bought AR's that were single shot ?
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Old January 1, 2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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That's what HK did for the Australian version of the SL8.
As semi-auto rifles are banned, they removed the gas block, piston and rod and turned the SL8 into a straight-pull bolt-action.
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Old January 1, 2013, 02:06 PM   #4
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I recall seeing pump action AR rifles from DPMS
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Old January 1, 2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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The Appeal of an AR is the semi-automatic feature

ok so here are my 2 cents.

The appeal of the AR and it versatility is the semi-automatic feature. Not really the look of it.

Why spend money on a single shot AR...at that point get a bolt action rifle and get really good at working that bolt fast.
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Old January 1, 2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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Yeah, if you need a .223 gun in bolt action, there are some much better options out there that cost less and are less bulky.
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Old January 1, 2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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I would think to pass the AWB test . That single action AR would need to be permanently altered and not just removing parts so it does not operate in semi auto . My guess would be a barrel with out the hole for the gas system in it .
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Old January 1, 2013, 10:14 PM   #8
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IME, there's a cheaper way to make an AR style rifle into a straight pull bolt action: a light coat of break free in dusty envirinment ..... don't clean it...... you'll need the forward assist to get the bolt closed, though.
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Old January 1, 2013, 10:21 PM   #9
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As far as I knew, ar15 are not permanently incapable of being m4s. Just put the select fire bits in place of the semi bits.
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Old January 1, 2013, 10:35 PM   #10
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As far as I knew, ar15 are not permanently incapable of being m4s. Just put the select fire bits in place of the semi bits.
Won't do any good without a gas tube.
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Old January 1, 2013, 10:47 PM   #11
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One sour rub of the whole thing is the serial number- it'll forever more and always be registered by the manufacturer as a SA-rifle.
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Old January 2, 2013, 12:41 AM   #12
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As far as I knew, ar15 are not permanently incapable of being m4s. Just put the select fire bits in place of the semi bits.
You would still need to put a hole in the receiver for the cam gear to be installed.
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