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frenchie85
January 29, 2011, 11:31 PM
I'm trying to see if there is a law in illinois that you have to have a 16" barrel or if you can have a shorter one on a AR 15

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Art Eatman
January 29, 2011, 11:38 PM
Federal law says that any and all rifles must have a barrel or a barrel + brake/flash-hider of a minimum length of 16". Less than that overall total and you're into the same situation as full-auto regulations. BATFE paperwork and all that.

18" for shotguns.

Illinois under state law could possibly require a longer barrel, but it cannot allow a shorter barrel.

There are AR15 pistols, but those are a whole 'nother ball game. Easy enough to do some searching.

TexasRifleman
January 30, 2011, 09:49 AM
Illinois law does not allow for ownership of short barrel rifles even if they are properly in the NFA database with a tax stamp.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=072000050HArt.+24&ActID=1876&ChapAct=720%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B5%2F&ChapterID=53&ChapterName=CRIMINAL+OFFENSES&SectionID=60752&SeqStart=51600000&SeqEnd=54300000&ActName=Criminal+Code+of+1961.

Sells, manufactures, purchases, possesses or carries........any rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length or a shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18 inches in length or any weapon made from a rifle or shotgun, whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise, if such a weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches; or

frenchie85
January 31, 2011, 02:51 PM
thanks for that guys. Helps me a lot

kyle22
February 1, 2011, 11:54 AM
Hey can anyone help me?? I'm looking for a decently priced 18" barrel that it post ban non flutted with a 1:8-1:9 twist preferrably black with chrom lined any info is greatly appriciated!

TexasRifleman
February 1, 2011, 12:04 PM
You should post a new thread down in the Rifle section for that.

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