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    Default Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Simple question, with hopefully a simple answer.

    Can I gift a stripped lower to a friend privately in PA? My inclination was yes, but I just wanted to confirm with the people of PAFOA.

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    My understanding is you can sell an Ar15 stripped lower face to face. like a long gun... I can't see why you can't Give one or "GIFT" one.. But don't take my word for it!! lol

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Take the guess work outta it and sell it for $0.01

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Yes.

    A bare AR lower is not a "firearm" to non-prohibited people in PA - it can be bought, sold, traded, gifted, etc between non-prohibited people just as if it were a coffee table.
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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by knight0334 View Post
    Yes.

    A bare AR lower is not a "firearm" to non-prohibited people in PA - it can be bought, sold, traded, gifted, etc between non-prohibited people just as if it were a coffee table.
    When you say an AR lower is not a "firearm", you mean to say it is a long rifle?
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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by elweasel View Post
    When you say an AR lower is not a "firearm", you mean to say it is a long rifle?
    And would that imply that said lower couldnt be used to build a pistol?

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by elweasel View Post
    When you say an AR lower is not a "firearm", you mean to say it is a long rifle?
    The ATF says the lower is a rifle, since that's the part that gets the serial number. Pennsylvania says a firearm is a handgun, or a short-barreled rifle or shotgun, but not a rifle.

    Ergo, ipso facto, et cetera, and other Latin words and phrases, you can gift/sell an AR lower to anyone else in Pennsylvania, just as long as they're not a Prohibited Person.

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    The way I see it it is not a firearm and it is legal to gift it or sell it to any Pa resident.

    It would probably be illegal for the person you gave it to to make it into a pistol though.

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by elweasel View Post
    When you say an AR lower is not a "firearm", you mean to say it is a long rifle?
    In PA, a stripped lower is not considered a firearm by definition because it has no barrel. It is also not considered a long gun.

    Federally though, the lower is by definition a firearm because it carries the serial number.

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    Default Re: Can you gift an AR lower in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post

    It would probably be illegal for the person you gave it to to make it into a pistol though.
    No, the recipient could make a pistol from the stripped lower.
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