A former Cornell University student will be sentenced in March after pleading guilty to felony firearms offenses.

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Federal Prosecutors say 21 year old Maxmilien Reynolds of Rumson, New Jersey, who currently lives in Ithaca, admitted buying a Savage MSR-15 Multi-caliber pistol rifle, cutting down the barrel, making it illegal and possessing a bomb and other weapons.  Officials say Reynolds also possessed a firearms silencer that was found by Federal Agents and Ithaca Police in his apartment in March.  He also admitted he owned a .25 caliber Bauer Arms semiautomatic pistol with an obliterated serial number that was recovered from a canal at the south end of Cayuga Lake by New York State Police Divers.

Reynolds is charged with willfully causing false statements to be made to a licensed firearms dealer during the purchase of a firearm and possessing firearms not registered in the National Registry and Transfer Record.  Each offense carries up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Authorities say Reynolds, who was a part-time student at Tompkins-Cortland Community College and on academic leave of absence from Cornell University turned over a huge arsenal to authorities including guns, ammunition, magazine clips, bullet-proof vests, a laser sight, ball bearings, gas mask, various chemicals, bomb making materials and a flare gun from his apartment and a storage unit.