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Old March 7th, 2018, 01:56 PM #1
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Legality of magazines parts...

I have about a half-dozen M14 magazine bodies and a few floor plates, followers and one spring. Since they're not complete and only parts, are they legal to sell within MD? I'd like to sell them for what they are...parts...but don't want to run afoul of MD laws.

Can anyone provide advice on the legality of selling them within the People's Republic?
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I am not trying to state official legality, but if they cannot be assembled into a functional magazine, I would think they would be legal to sell. It is not a "loophole" because they are just as described- parts; not disassembled magazines being deceptively sold as "parts kits".
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OK...basically it's all parts but someone with the missing parts could make them functional. I guess I need to dispose of them out of state.
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1- If I bought all of your parts and nothing else- could I make functional magazines? If the answer is "no", I can't see how you're doing anything slightly illegal.
2- It becomes more of a gray area if you sell a pile of stuff that could be re-assembled into one or two complete magazines with a bunch of leftover parts.
3- If you sold all of the components for a single magazine, in disassembled form, one could easily see it as trying to circumvent the law.
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OK...basically it's all parts but someone with the missing parts could make them functional. I guess I need to dispose of them out of state.
You're good to go- provided there are component(s) you are not selling.
See my post above.
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Magazine parts are not illegal to sell, end of story.
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I have bought replacement parts for my LEGAL +10 round magazines.
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The only thing I could maybe see is the bodies themselves might be construed as not legal for sale. But dunno honestly. It wouldn’t be something I’d be comfortable selling as F-Ed up as this state is. Followers, springs and floor plates I can’t see any reason they wouldn’t be perfectly legal to sell.
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1- If I bought all of your parts and nothing else- could I make functional magazines? If the answer is "no", I can't see how you're doing anything slightly illegal.
2- It becomes more of a gray area if you sell a pile of stuff that could be re-assembled into one or two complete magazines with a bunch of leftover parts.
3- If you sold all of the components for a single magazine, in disassembled form, one could easily see it as trying to circumvent the law.
I'm not a lawyer, but that makes sense to me. Welcome to BGOS.
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I'd agree with others, if your sale doesn't fit "constructive intent"... in other words, you aren't selling a set of parts someone could construct a functioning magazine out of... then it gets a pass.

Parts is parts.
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