I think I accidentally bought a machine gun

I’m freaking out right now. I bought an AR off Armslist and the guy only had one review. He seemed really shady in our telegram messages and has since deleted the account / blocked me on there. It was a decent price for being brand new and I just really wanted a semi-auto rifle without much hassle, so I went with it. Anyways I met him in a Lowes parking lot for the transfer, pretty standard stuff, and everything checked out. I handed him the money and he transferred possession of the rifle to me.

I brought it home and then a few days passed before I had free time again. This afternoon, I brought it to my local outdoor range. Loaded mag, inserted it, and fired. And fired again. And again. With one trigger pull.

Before I could process anything, my heart started pounding and adrenaline was pumping through my veins. Everyone at the range was looking at me exactly the way you would expect. I packed up my shit and bolted out of there immediately, because I wasn’t about to get questioned about a license or reported to the cops. The whole ride home I was sweating.

WTF. Did this motherfucker sell me a machine gun? Was this a weapon used in a crime, hence the low price? I’m fucking terrified right now and I don’t know if I have to call a LE agency. I’m about to open the rifle up and see what the hell is going on.

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    show pics of the trigger assembly or how the fuck are we supposed to tell? I'm guessing someone bubba'd the trigger. in that case replace the trigger parts.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      what this guy said
      take a picture of the receiver and post it
      if you have a 3rd hole, you're pretty fucked
      if it has a forced reset trigger, that's fully legal

  2. 5 days ago
    BigC

    Probably has an FRT trigger in it

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Okay this is the inside. Is this normal?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Timestamp

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        timestamp or bait

        Here

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          photoshopped af
          also it's missing a piece on the rear that sticks up

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          That's a LL. It's probably stolen or the guy just dosen't know what it is since that's something that someone bought when LLs were still sold commercially.

          That's a Lightning Link baby!
          Say goodbye to your dog kiddo.

          You honey trapped. Get a good lawyer...

          If it was a honeypot they'd make it clear it was an MG and arrest him at the point of sale

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Put me in the screencap.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          take that part out and hide it in your butt.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          godspeed anon, may the ATF shoot your dog

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          shooped. proportions don't add up.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >shops in timestamp
          >people are falling for it
          newfags get the FUCK off my board

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          good effort

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          good effort, nice bait 9/10 almost had me

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Report it to the ATF and surrender the gun, the cost of losing the money you spent on the rifle is nothing compared to spending the next 10 years in federal prison and being fined $250,000

          As well as losing your gun rights for life.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            >coomply

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Why is the picture of the AR blurry and pixelated when your time stamp is clear. Fake af

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      timestamp or bait

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >reverse image src
      >nothing found
      oh shit. That is a DIAS (Drop in autosear)

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >oh shit. That is a DIAS (Drop in autosear)
        No, it's a Lightning Link.
        DIAS looks like pic rel.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          doh.
          I hold my head in shame

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      That's a Lightning Link baby!
      Say goodbye to your dog kiddo.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      You honey trapped. Get a good lawyer...

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Looking good

    • 5 days ago
      BigC

      That's missing the vertical piece so that would literally do nothing

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Just remove the lightning link and you’re good to go legally.

    • 5 days ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      If a gun goes full auto as the result of a mechanical malfunction that's not illegal. It is something where you should stop shooting and fix it but you aren't going to prison for that.

      https://i.imgur.com/0B9Dq5m.jpg

      [...]
      Here

      That's a lightning link or at least part of one (the tail seems to have broken off). It is a device that is designed to drop in to an AR-15 to convert it to full auto. Those are quite illegal.

      Good news is that as far as anyone at the range knows your gun was having a mechanical malfunction. Could have been a trigger problem or a broken firing pin slamfiring. You weren't there changing magazines and magdumping but rather just had the one or two double-ups and then left right? As mentioned above, that can be chalked up as a malfunction so it's not illegal in and of itself.

      The link is drop in but equally easy to remove. Just pull it out and stash it somewhere or dispose of it. Best to delete those pictures too just to be safe.

      As far as a setup or entrapment goes,

      That's a LL. It's probably stolen or the guy just dosen't know what it is since that's something that someone bought when LLs were still sold commercially.

      [...]
      [...]
      If it was a honeypot they'd make it clear it was an MG and arrest him at the point of sale

      Is correct. If the seller was a fed and they were attempting to catch you in a crime he would have had to tell you up front in person or ideally some email/text communication that this gun had been modified this way. They would have to prove that you knowingly bought an illegally modified weapon.

      That means probably nobody who cares or enforces these laws currently knows you have this thing. If you remove the link it'll be a regular AR-15 and so far you haven't committed any crimes. You have stumbled on somebody (the seller) who has, although I wouldn't recommend reporting him because then the feds might smell blood in the water and come fuck with you anyway. Anonymity and discretion are the best way to go with situations like this.

      • 5 days ago
        BigC

        >(the tail seems to have broken off)
        It's not broken off, it's 2 pieces that clip together
        It's simply missing in that pic, nothing is broken

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Cool dude, you won, don't be a bitch now and stash that sucker.

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    My AR-10 went full auto when the trigger disconnector pin broke. Basically was allowing the hammer to follow the BCG home. Usually would jam after 4 or 5 rounds or just fail to fire.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone in this thread (including me) has been baited

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Everyone in this thread has been baited
      By a master baiter.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Not even a master. I’d call it a journeyman baiter at best

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >journeyman baiter
          Furiously pounding away.

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    fake and gay
    https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/the-guns-we-own.9075/page-74

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Ngl, I'd just shut up and call it a day

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Are you that starved for dopamine that you'd make this shit up just to get (you)s?

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    GUYS GUYS GUYS PUT ME IN THE SCREENCAP!!!!! I WANT TO BE IN THE REDDIT POST!!!!!!!!

  10. 5 days ago
    Resident Wumbologist

    Ah I see the shop now. Well played OP.

  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    OP you got me

  12. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    You'll be fine OP. You just need one of these now.

  13. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    What does the reddit frog have to do with that?

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