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Old May 22nd, 2020, 10:49 PM #1
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3D Printing Legal in MD?

Hello all,
New guy here, so please excuse me if this question has been answered many times before. I have two questions for you guys that I'm hoping you will be able to answer:
1. Is it legal to build 3d printed lowers for AR's and pistols?

2. Is it still legal to buy and finish 80% AR lowers?
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Welcome!!

1. First things first. In accordance to Maryland law & the MSP, 3d printing firearms is illegal.
The issue is you can print a complete lower
in the eyes of the law your now manufacturing a possible fully functional firearm. ( You will end up if a Charlie Foxtrot of trouble with the ATF & MSP)
So do not do it! Don't even think about doing it.

2. It is completely legally finish an AR 80% lower. The 80%= a paper weight until its milled down . Once it is finished make sure the rifle you build onto it has a 16" barrel and its OAL is 29"+.

Keep in mind this lower should be for your personal use only (no intent for resale )


Have fun, stay safe, use the search function for the forum and search the MSP website for info https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organizati...gDivision.aspx.
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Hello all,
New guy here, so please excuse me if this question has been answered many times before. I have two questions for you guys that I'm hoping you will be able to answer:
1. Is it legal to build 3d printed lowers for AR's and pistols?

2. Is it still legal to buy and finish 80% AR lowers?

Welcome to MDS. Take a minute to go to the introduction forum and introduce yourself.

As far as answers to your questions. Maryland has lawmakers have tried several times to make both illegal but the bills didnít hit the floor for a vote this year.

So for the time being, as long as you can legally own a firearm in Maryland then your are currently allowed to construct your own using any means.

I encourage you to check out marylandshallissue.org

They have a legislation tracker which will show you which gun related bills are being discussed and their status. The organization does a lot of work to help protect our 2A rights in maryland so I would encourage you to join.
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Welcome!!

1. First things first. In accordance to the MSP, 3d printing firearms is illegal.

2. It is completely legally finish an AR 80% lower. The 80%= a paper weight until its milled down . Once it is finished make sure the rifle you build onto it has a 16" barrel and its OAL is 29"+.

Keep in mind this lower should be for personal use only (no intent for resale )

If you choose to trade/transfer/sell it in 10 years you'd need to get it serialized and 77r.

Have fun, stay safe, use the search function for the forum and search the MSP website for info https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organizati...gDivision.aspx.

Welcome as well. It took me a little longer to type my response.

I do have a question. Could you cite MSP guidance on 3D printed firearms. As far as Iím aware this legislation did not pass last session so still legal in MD.
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Welcome!!

1. First things first. In accordance to Maryland law & the MSP, 3d printing firearms is illegal.
The issue is you can print a complete lower
in the eyes of the law your now manufacturing a possible fully functional firearm. ( You will end up if a Charlie Foxtrot of trouble with the ATF & MSP)
So do not do it! Don't even think about doing it.

2. It is completely legally finish an AR 80% lower. The 80%= a paper weight until its milled down . Once it is finished make sure the rifle you build onto it has a 16" barrel and its OAL is 29"+.

Keep in mind this lower should be for your personal use only (no intent for resale )
1. What Maryland law??????

2. How is an 80% lower different than a 0% lower???????

BATFE has determined that whoever WROTE the 3D printer file is the manufacturer. So if you get a file off the internet, and print a lower, you are not the manufacturer, and this causes issues. Both for you and whoever wrote the file.

But if you write your own printer file, you are good to go.
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Seeing a lot of misinformation on this thread. 3d printing firearm lowers is not banned; if it was, they'd stop trying to ban them every year. I'd wait for one of the grand poobahs to come on and give a better wording on the law.
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It is not illegal to make your own firearms if you are not a prohibited person. If you are a criminal and and not allowed to possess a gun you cannot legally build a gun.
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Hello all,
New guy here, so please excuse me if this question has been answered many times before.
Welcome, take the time to go over to the introductions sub-forum and tell us a bit about yourself.

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I have two questions for you guys that I'm hoping you will be able to answer:
1. Is it legal to build 3d printed lowers for AR's and pistols?
Perfectly legal, even though the State Legislature continues to try to pas legislation to make it illegal.

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2. Is it still legal to buy and finish 80% AR lowers?
Perfectly legal, buy, mill, build, enjoy.
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