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Posted: 1/1/2007 11:05:21 AM EDT
Hi was wondering the rough turn around time for the response to a technical question when snail mailed into the ATF?  Days? Weeks? Months?  

Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 11:08:12 AM EDT
[#1]
Send in the same question 5 times and ill bet you will get 5 DIFFERENT answers.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 11:10:23 AM EDT
[#2]

Quoted:
Send in the same question 5 times and ill bet you will get 5 DIFFERENT answers.


Hopefully I'll get the right answers the first time :)  Just seems that there are so many opinions without anything concrete on so much in the NFA world.  Planning on doing an SBR but want to make sure I know as best I can the facts on a couple of issues.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 11:24:52 AM EDT
[#3]
What are the questions?  On SBR, it's fairly straight forward.  Somebody here probably knows the answer.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 5:39:03 PM EDT
[#4]

Quoted:
What are the questions?  On SBR, it's fairly straight forward.  Somebody here probably knows the answer.


Main questions were:

1.  What to put for barrel length if I plan on having multiple uppers (shortest?).  Do I have to tell them if I change upper length?  If I don't know the length of my upper at the time of form submission?

2.  Legality of having more short uppers than SBR/Pistol receivers?

3.  Caliber marking if my receiver says "MULTI" can I put multi as the caliber on the form.


I have seen threads discussing all of the above or portions of threads.  But it seems like I have seen several different answers.  

On #1 I am assuming I just put the length of my first upper (although not sure what length I want that to be) I am hoping they tell me to just put the shortest length I plan on using as that would keep things simpler.  And I have seen some people saying you have to send a letter each time you change upper lengths or send some generic letter saying you may use whatever barrel lengths.  Just wanted to figure out what the real process is.

On #2 I want to see if I would get in trouble for possession of extra uppers if I also own standard rifles (constructive possession?)

On #3 just figured if they will let me put multi and my receiver says multi that should keep things more flexible.

I wish the ATF would just post answers to questions like this in a FAQ as these seem to come up in lots of NFA discussions but it is hard to know what is fact and what is here say.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 5:32:07 AM EDT
[#5]
I can answer number 3 for you.. You can list all calibers on the form at the time you submit it..  I have the letter from the ATF that says this is the way to do it on PDF, i could forward to you if you like.. Just shoot me an email if you want a copy.. [email protected]

Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:09:43 AM EDT
[#6]
It's an awefully small box to list all the possible calibers...

.22
.223/5.56
9mm
.45
.223
6.8

maybe even more.
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