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Posted: 5/12/2004 12:55:49 AM EST
I know the opinions of short barrels vary, but I've always wanted one and thought I'd do a fake-suppressor on a short barrel as a happy medium, don't really wanna pay $200 for cool factor. Anyway, I found a fake can at a show, bought it, and was looking to go to Model 1 for a 10.5" kit for it. Then, I notice they have a "call for info" deal on their site, and some wording about paperwork for the upper.

Am I assuming correctly that you have to show tax-stamp info to buy a short barreled upper?? I wasn't aware it was illegal to buy a short barrel? Am I missing something and if I'm correct, how would I go about building one of these? I've seen guys with them, so maybe I'm missing something.

Don't want to be illegal, but if I weld on a fake brake I'm at 16+", so what would the hang up be about doing what I'm thinking of?
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 1:58:00 AM EST
Not illegal to own by itself, but businesses have a right to set their own policies. Bushmaster requires a tax stamp copy to buy M16 parts.

I'm sure you can find someone to sell you a short upper without any paperwork, if Model 1 doesn't want your business.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 2:13:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2004 5:06:39 AM EST by mjohn3006]
11.5" uppers are all over ebay. <edited to say not cheap>[

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=31709&item=3677129701&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 3:27:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
11.5" uppers are all over ebay. strangley cheap too.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=31709&item=3677129701&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW



OUCH! That ain't cheap! That upper is without bolt and charging handle, and still $375, whereas the entire kit from Model 1, even the lower parts and buttstock is just over $400!

That's why I wanted one from Model 1, but apparently they won't sell one to me. Ugh.

The search continues.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 3:31:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:02:19 AM EST
Why don't you try one of the fake cans that slips over a 16" barrel? If that would peg your "fun meter" it would save you some hassle setting up your upper and give you better ballistic performance.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:45:56 AM EST
THAT IS NOT CHEAP I HAVE ACCESS TO DEALER COST THROUGH MY FRIEND WHO HAS AN FFL DPMS SELLS 11.5" UPPERS WITH BOLT CARRIER ASSEMBLY COMPLETE FOR $359.95
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