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Old June 28, 2017, 06:57 PM   #1
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NY State and Legality of Parts


So I am a long time NYer who is moving out to NH early next year. With all of these 4th of July sales I want to get a head start building my M16 clone. I purchased a stripped lower today but now I have a question about the other parts. If I go ahead and buy the rest of the rifle in pieces, am I totally compliant leaving the gun in pieces? The most I want to do is assemble the lower, but I will leave the pistol grip off of course. If I understand the law correctly, as long as the detachable mag lower is connected to the fixed A2 stock, and does not have the grip on, then it is still featureless.. is that correct? I plan to buy the full upper as well (which will be a full featured, threaded upper), but leave it off and away until I move.

So whats the deal here? Am I OK? Is that fact that the parts all exist in proximity of each other enough to create non compliance?

If so, does that mean that anyone in NY who owns a featureless AR and a fixed mag AR are potentially setting themselves up for an issue since you can easily take the lower from the featureless, put it on the upper from the fixed mag, and create an illegal AW?
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Old June 29, 2017, 07:40 AM   #2
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To be compliant you can also put in a magazine lock which makes the magazine non removable.
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Old June 29, 2017, 08:22 AM   #3
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So I can build the entire gun with all features and just add the lock? Is it easy to remove once I leave NY?

I know fixed mag is an option, but I didnt know there was a non permanent solution to fix it to the lower
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Old June 29, 2017, 07:53 PM   #4
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You may want to post your questions on the NY forum:

Hope this helps.
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