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Super 14 Thompson Contender, Carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Master Blaster, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Delaware home of tax free shopping
    HI All,

    I was wondering if its legal to put a carbine butstock on a super 14 contender in .22lr? I purchased it as a pistol originally, and I dont want to buy another barrel for it in .22lr.

    Does anyone know if this would be an short barreled rifle ?

    How do you get permission to have an SBR is it possible on a single shot .22lr contender with a 14" barrel?

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2003
  2. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    It is my understanding that it is normally not legal to have a shoulder stocked firearm with a barrel of less than 16 inches. There is probably an exception to this, if you want to pay the tax and license the firearm with the BATF. But I'd bet it's a lot less expensive to buy a replacement barrel for your Contender than it is to jump through BATF's hoops ... and I'm sure it's less expensive to buy a rifle barrel than to get caught with an illegal SBR! You need to check your state and local laws in addition to the federal regs, as well.
  3. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Harnett County, NC
    You can have a gunsmith permanently install an extention that would make the barrel over 16" in length. You could also pay the tax and have it registered as an SBR. It'd be cheaper and less hassle to just go out and buy a 16" barrel or a 'carbine kit' which I think TC was selling a few years ago, don't know about now though.

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