SergesBeefyHopeFlaps - Just a heads up for everyone.
I have received a few PMs from people interested in buying AKs. I just want to be clear, I will NOT be ready to do anything until the end of the year at best. There's a lot I need to learn and figure out before I feel comfortable doing any builds for other people.
There is also the question if I need an FFL to build kits for other people, assuming you purchase the kit and receiver and send it to me (with an ffl transfer).
If you really want an AK NOW, buy a Kalashnikov USA or something like a Krebs or Rifle Dynamics.
I'm an FFL, I have a type 07. When I had my meeting with the ATF investigator he explained to me that if I assemble any part of a firearm (even though in a rifle, the receiver is the only part considered a firearm) if I put a muzzle brake on someone else's rifle technically I would be considered a gunsmith. Not threading the barrel just attaching the brake. Anything you do for someone else will need a license.
When I had my hearing with the city another fellow was wanting to build and sell barrels. He needed an FFL
It is fairly inexpensive to create a home based FFL. It is a "shall issue" which means as long as you can pass a background check, you've submitted the proper paperwork, the sheriff approves (or doesn't disapprove) and the city signs off, they will have to issue it.
The type 07 covers gunsmithing, sales, manufacturing, assembly. Type 01 covers gunsmithing and is more expensive.
You will need a business license, a tax ID and sellers permit from the state. You will need your city or counties approval in writing. You will need fingerprints x2 1 set for the Sheriff and one for the FBI. You will submit your application to the ATF and the Sheriff and then they have 60 days to issue. In that time after the submission you will be contacted by mail for any discrepancy and then you will have a 3 or so hour meeting with an investigator at your residence. He will then give you a shit load of paperwork, answer any questions and explain a lot of stuff.
You will have certain requirements you'll have to meet as far as storage and safe keeping of documents.
There is a lot to the laws and it is a big book of regulations. Not all pertaining to what you may be doing.
I've managed to amass 20+ vendors from firearms, cutlery, parts, ammo, gear, hunting packs and accessories.
Some of it is a pain in the ass but it's all doable if you want to do it.
If you need help or have questions feel free to PM or you can call or text me.
I do have a website, but with the way some folks have been on here I am hesitant to post. I will send it to you though if you want to check it out.