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cjames3
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Posted: 7/15/2012 2:55:06 AM
I HAVE AN EXTRA STRIPPED LOWER AND BARREL LAYING AROUND..I AM WANTING TO MAKE A PISTOL...MY BARREL IS A 16IN HEAVY BARREL. I HAVE THE TOOLS TO CUT AND THREAD THE BARREL..WOULD THE BARREL BE OK IF I CUT IT DOWN TO 10IN?
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Posted: 7/15/2012 3:55:58 AM
As long as it's a carbine gas system sure. Do not assemble and put a regular receiver extension on it. Throw a pistol extension on and you should be good to go.
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Posted: 7/15/2012 6:01:10 AM
was it originally purchased as a rifle lower?
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Posted: 7/15/2012 6:35:12 AM
Has your "extra" lower ever been assembled with a shoulder stock?

If so magic pixie dust falls from the sky and ATF christens it a rifle. When first built into a rifle, it's ALWAYS a rifle in the eyes of the ATF.


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Posted: 7/15/2012 6:51:33 AM
Originally Posted By baxsom:
was it originally purchased as a rifle lower?


Irrelevant. As long as it was never assembled as a rifle, it can be assembled as a pistol.
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Posted: 7/15/2012 7:13:40 AM
Every stripped lower I have ever bought had long gun written on the paperwork. Has to mean something doesn't it?
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Posted: 7/15/2012 7:27:58 AM
Originally Posted By baxsom:
Every stripped lower I have ever bought had long gun written on the paperwork. Has to mean something doesn't it?


Your dealer could have logged them as a pistol if you asked him to.
Now stripped lowers are required to be logged as a receiver.
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Posted: 7/15/2012 8:28:33 AM
Originally Posted By bdawg998:
Originally Posted By baxsom:
was it originally purchased as a rifle lower?


Irrelevant. As long as it was never assembled as a rifle, it can be assembled as a pistol.


This, and it needs to be completely assembled as in having an upper attached.

You can also use what reciever extension you want, but you may not want to have any extra stocks laying around and you may want to wrap it paracord or something of the like.

I would cut the barrel to 10.5 and no shorter.