posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 02:28 PM
reply to post by Dragoon01
It is no different than building a parts kit onto a 100% registered receiver. You still cannot legally build and sell for profit.. If you are
modifying Saigas and selling them for profit you will go to jail, just the same as if you are building and selling parts kits on 100% receivers.
You cannot legally modify an imported weapon. It must first made 922 complaint E.G. "Made in the USA" compliant! This is by definition manufacturing!
I would say that ATF determination you saw saying that a Saiga only has 13 parts is BS #1. #2 to make a gun 922 complaint is to manufacture the gun in
You need an FFL to build and sell, and it is as simple as that. You can build and keep em all day long! It the transfer that gets you.
Since the Lanza Saiga-12 was unregistered it is very likely an illegally transferred homemade weapon as a licensed manufacturer would have done the
paper work etc.. Maybe this is why it was left in the trunk! If, Loaded with buck shot, sabot, fletche or similar it would have most certainly been
the most destructive weapon Lanza had at the scene. An illegally transferred homemade weapon would not have the same punch with gun control advocates
as a store bought AR.
Pre ban has nothing to do with Saigas. To add prohibited item to an imported rifle it must first be remanufactured to be 922 compliant E.G Made in the
USA. After this the gun is no longer considered an import.
I have a modified Saiga-12 and I did the modification. I can legally sell this gun you are right, but if I built the gun with the intent to sell or
sold 2+ in a short period of time I could go to jail and face $250,000 in fines and 10 years behind bars. The law regarding selling homemade weapons
is open to interpretation and so selling even one gun you manufactured without proper license is a thin ice scenario!
edit on 4-1-2013 by Donkey_Dean because: (no reason given)