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    Hickok45 claims to have the ATF's blessing in drilling a third hole for auto-sear!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb8aioIhFkQ

    I'm amazed. I guess he had his transferable auto-sear in a Norinco Type 56 and was granted a letter to allow him to transfer it to an Arsenal receiver. I've never heard of being allowed to drill a third hole in a new receiver before.

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    yeah, that is new one on me as well. drilling a hole in the receiver to install that sear, be it regitered or not, would be consider making a new machine gun.

    ATF has determined that registered FNC sear can be installed in a semi FNC rifle legally, "because no modification to the receiver, which is the upper assembly, is required to properly install the sear."

    in any event if he has the letter from ATF, signed by the Chief of the Firearm Technical Branch, to him telling him it's OK to drill a hole in a new AK receiver to install that sear, he's golden. if not, if he figured it would be OK to drill a hole in the receiver to install a sear because it's register, he steeped in deeeeeep, deeeeep dodo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Billy View Post

    in any event if he has the letter from ATF, signed by the Chief of the Firearm Technical Branch, to him telling him it's OK to drill a hole in a new AK receiver to install that sear, he's golden. if not, if he figured it would be OK to drill a hole in the receiver to install a sear because it's register, he steeped in deeeeeep, deeeeep dodo
    He is far from golden as ATF cannot give you permission to violate the law, and no US attorney is obligated to abide by ATF letter. There is also the problem with possible state law violations.

    I see two options:

    1) There is a misinterpretation as to what the letter says.

    2) ATF made an error, like they have done so many times in past (No need to engrave an SBR, shoestring is a machine gun, Bump stocks are not machine guns, etc.). In this case he will have to forfeit his arsenal if the change their mind.
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    He just deleted the video.. I wonder if something spooked him.

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    he didn't delete the video, he just made it private

    Private

    Private is the most secure type of video on YouTube. They are only visible to people (up to 50 in total) that you invite. Private videos don’t appear in video recommendations, search results, and video tab sections for uploading.

    Plus, invitees can’t share the video with other people. Also, even if someone has the link, they still can’t see your video unless they have the invite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azgunner View Post
    He just deleted the video.. I wonder if something spooked him.
    Should have just shot the gun for video and not talked about its pedigree. Everyone would have assumed it was a post-sample.
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