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Im planning on ordering an AK parts kit (w/o receiver) online and was wondering if this needs to be sent to an FFL or can it be sent to my house?
 

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To your house. For an AK, the receiver is the part that is considered the "gun" and has to be shipped to an FFL.
 

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Yeah parts kits can go to your house. For most weapons the receiver is the part that is considered a gun, but you can buy receiver flats and have those shipped to your house. Once the receiver flat is bent, however, it becomes a gun by a magical process.
 

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Okay, so when I order a bent receiver, what is it considered? For example, at most places around here, a transfer will be around $15 for a long gun and $25 for a handgun... I guess what Im saying is what the heck do I tell my FFL?!
 

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If you order a bent receiver it's a firearm, it will constitute as the transfer of a long gun unless it's some odd pistol like a Skorpion or something. Most FFLs if you tell them you are having a AK, PPSh, etc. receiver sent to them they will understand and it will count as a long gun, unless as previously stated it is a receiver for a pistol.
 

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If you order a bent receiver it's a firearm, it will constitute as the transfer of a long gun unless it's some odd pistol like a Skorpion or something. Most FFLs if you tell them you are having a AK, PPSh, etc. receiver sent to them they will understand and it will count as a long gun, unless as previously stated it is a receiver for a pistol.
the latest 4473s have Receiver as an option along with Rifle/Pistol. It will more than likely be logged as a receiver and you're free to build whatever you want out of it. Check with the dealer to make sure they were logged in the same way if you want to be double sure.
 

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Guess it's been a while since I looked at that form or something. When I got my AR lower it was considered a long gun, I would imagine they would be the same classification as a receiver since that's what it is, but I have been wrong before.
 

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Ok guys thanks for all your help. Also, I was reading that if you build a gun and keep it (and don't sell it EVER) that you do not have to stamp a serial on the receiver. Is that true? I dont want to pull an accidental felony or something!
 

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Ds1, if you keep the gun for yourself then no serial # on it. If you want to sell or trade this gun then you will need to put a serial # on it. Hope this helps.
 

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A quick note of importance to Pa. residents, concerning stripped AR recievers.

Thanks to our dearly beloved(lots of sarcasm), soon to be, yet not soon enough, governor Ed Rendell, stripped AR recievers are now to be registered as handguns. This was enacted as an executive type order from the gov.s office, due to the availabilty of AR pistol kits. :mad:

Not an internet myth as believed when the idea was being considered this past spring, I purchased a stripped reciever last month, from my prefered FFL, and had to register it as a handgun.
 

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A quick note of importance to Pa. residents, concerning stripped AR recievers.

Thanks to our dearly beloved(lots of sarcasm), soon to be, yet not soon enough, governor Ed Rendell, ...should be soon to be ex governor
 
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