T/C carbine question

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  1. osprey176

    osprey176 Member

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    I'm sure it has been asked before,but can someone help me understand the laws concerning carbine kits? Several years back I picked up a carbine stock set in a trade,but I only have pistol barrels.I haven't used the stock on my receiver,because I have no barrel in carbine or rifle length.I was reading,and trying to understand the BATF regs concerning this situation. It seems to me,and I'm no lawyer,that merely posessing the shoulder stock without assembling a short barreled rifle could put me in violation.The wording "in close proximity" was used,so I am thinking it isn't a very good idea to keep the carbine stock in my safe with my pistol length barrels.Maybe I shouldn't keep the stock in the house at all.I suppose the easiest solution would to be to buy a carbine barrel. I suppose I could register the receiver as a short barrel rifle but wouldn't that make it illegal to use my pistol barrels on it? Any chance I might get some free legal advice here?
     
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    Mods,maybe this question belongs with the NFA page. Feel free to move it .
     
  3. pendennis

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    You may want to call the ATF. They can probably answer your question over the phone.
     
  4. justashooter in pa

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    don't call the ATF. after reading this post, they will call you, from your front porch.

    seriously, if you purchased an original carbine/pistol combination kit with various barrel lengths and the stock as a set, you are GTG. if you have pieced together seperate parts that could be assembled as an SBR then you are in a world of trouble. the stock should not be stored in the same house or property as the pistol barrels and the receiver. this is called "constructive possession".

    you can apply for an SBR stamp for this receiver, listing all barrel lengths and calibers you have available for combination (all barrels less than and greater than 16"). you can then use all of your parts, including your stock and any pistol or rifle barrels that you possess, but you must report any incident in which you take it out of state, in advance.

    or, you could just sell the stock and it would be less trouble.
     
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