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Pistol vs SBR

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ny32182, Oct 8, 2004.

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  1. ny32182

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    What characteristics separate the two?
     
  2. Kharn

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    An SBR has a buttstock or came from the factory marked as a rifle on the books.

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    So its impossible to buy a receiver as a pistol and then add a stock?
     
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    If a Bushy Carbon 15 can be a pistol would an Uzi or an MP5 with no shoulder stock be considered a pistol if it left the factory as a pistol.
     
  5. Kharn

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    ttbadboy:
    You would need to either pay the SBR tax or also add a 16" barrel to the pistol when making it into a rifle by adding the stock. A pistol can be converted into a rifle and back again, while a rifle is always a rifle.

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    You can turn a pistol into a rifle by adding a long barrel and shoulder stock w/ no problem. I don't believe you can go the other way w/out registering it is a sbr.
     
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    Ok, so buying a carbon 15 pistol and adding a stock would be legal?
     
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    Along with adding a 16" barrel, it would be legal.
    Just adding a stock would require a SBR tax stamp.

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    From the horse's mouth:

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#m25
    (M25) If a person has a pistol and an attachable shoulder stock, does this constitute possession of an NFA firearm? [Back]

    Yes, unless the barrel of the pistol is at least 16 inches in length (and the overall length of the firearm with stock attached is at least 26 inches). However, certain stocked handguns, such as original semiautomatic Mauser "Broomhandles" and Lugers, have been removed from the purview of the NFA as collectors' items. [27 CFR 179.11]
     
  10. boofus

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    Any weapon with a stock is either a shotgun or a rifle or machinegun.

    Machineguns can have any length barrel.
    Rifles must be 26" overall length and at least 16" of barrel.
    Shotguns must be 26" overall and 18" barrel.

    Any shorter than that and they must be registered as SBR or SBS.
     
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    Yeesh ... so if you own a pistol and also own a stock that could theoretically be made to fit that pistol, you have an unregistered SBR? :uhoh:

    I hate the NFA. :banghead:
     
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