Originally Posted By josho66:
Originally Posted By SiVisPacem:
The OAL is measured with the stock in the fully extended position, as far as Federal gun laws are concerned. Now, if you lived in Michigan, you would have to worry about the OAL with the stock collapsed or folded.
ATF doesn't care how short the rifle is with the stock folded, as long as it is more than 26" with the stock unfolded and extended. It doesn't even matter that the rifle can be fired with the stock folded.
Not being disrespectful, but can someone confirm this? I just want to make sure I have the right info before I order and install this stock.
According to Wikipedia
Short barreled rifles (SBRs) - this category includes any firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel under 16" long or an overall length under 26". The overall length is measured with any folding or collapsing stocks in the extended position. The category also includes firearms which came from the factory with a buttstock that was later removed by a third party.
Also from here
Box 4f. Overall length – if there is a collapsible stock this should be OPEN when measuring
From another wikipedia article
Overall length is measured between the extreme ends of the gun, along a centerline which passes through the middle of the barrel. For rifles fitted with folding or telescoping stocks (such as U.S. Carbine M1A1), US Federal guidelines state that measurement is made with the stock unfolded as intended for use as a rifle; exception is made for rifles with easily detachable shoulder stocks, which shall be measured with shoulder stock detached. Some states such as California measure overall length with the stock folded.