Q: Re: stripped lowers Background: When we sell a stripped lower or an assembled lower (no upper), we perform the safe handling demonstration on an assembled A/R of the same action type. Question: Customer wants to have us accept an assembled A/R pistol lower from a manufacturer. Given that this is assembled by the manufacturer with pistol furniture, as well as invoiced and sold to the customer by the manufacturer as a pistol, can I still log/dros/deliver it as a non-handgun stripped A/R lower? If it is logged as a handgun receiver I would not be able to deliver it as a handgun as it is neither on the CA handgun roster nor is it SB 15 exempt, (assuming I understand the current situation). Manufacturer states that there are no markings different on this receiver than what would be found on a lower assembled as a rifle lower. I am not sure that it is even legal for a customer to buy a stripped lower – sold as a non-handgun – and assemble it as a bullet button handgun. If the customer assembles a stripped lower into a handgun that we sold as a non-handgun, do we have any liability here? Is it a “he said, we said” situation?
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