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Discussion in 'Legal' started by frenchie85, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. frenchie85

    frenchie85 Member

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    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
     
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    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.

     
  4. frenchie85

    frenchie85 Member

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    thanks for that guys. Helps me a lot
     
  5. kyle22

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    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!
     
  6. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    You should post a new thread down in the Rifle section for that.
     
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