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Pistol to Rifle Reconfiguration, and Back Again

Discussion in 'Legal' started by VorpalSpork, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. VorpalSpork

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    18§921(a)(8) defines the term “short-barreled rifle”

    If you use a conversion kit to configure what was originally a pistol, into a rifle, can you then configure it back to a pistol without it becoming a short-barreled rifle? It's my understanding the the ATF is currently saying that you can't. Does anyone know the history of the different positions the ATF has taken in regard to this matter. Have there been court cases that address the reconfiguration of a pistol into a rifle and then back to a pistol?
     
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    I have read United States v. Thompson/Center Arms Co, but unless I missed something, it only says that the unassembled components don't constitute a short-barreled rifle.
     
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