Originally Posted by Andy M.
Thanks for explaining. I learned a lot. I knew military weapons were made loose to operate better dirty. The rest is news to me.
So, do you need a gun permit to order individual pistol parts?
The only thing the gov't keeps an eye on is the frame, or receiver. That's the main component and the part that has a serial number on it. Everything else I ordered came directly to me.
I ordered the frame and slide from a company that makes frames and slides for 1911's. Then I had my local gun shop send him a copy of their Federal Firearms License. When the frame was done he sent it to them, they called me and then I went in and filled out the paperwork as if it was a working pistol.
If there was a problem with the frame I could send it back to the company and he could send it back to me because I already went through the background check for it. At least that's the way things work now...
Firearms older than fifty years I can have sent directly to me because I have a collector's license. That means I can buy certain guns, but I'm not supposed to sell them for a profit.
So I can have a WWII 1911 sent directly to me, but a modern version of the exact same gun I can't. Kind of weird, huh?