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Posted: 10/24/2001 7:55:57 AM EDT
Just curious, could you make an AR rifle into a pistol legally? I have seen kits to make pistols into rifles, but does it work the other way? Thanks, ARben
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:31:45 AM EDT
In New York, it's definitely a no no. I'm not sure of other states.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:47:59 AM EDT
YES, ATF Form-1, 5320.1, CLEO, picture, prints and $200, register as SBR.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 11:42:21 AM EDT
Is it a short barreled rifle even if it doesn't have a stock?
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 11:48:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:57:23 PM EDT
Legally? No. The law is very straight forward. A pistol is a pistol. A rifle is a rifle. If you configure an AR15 rifle in a pistol configuration you have made a short barreled rifle. There are tax, ATF, and CLEO considerations. If you have a legal preban AR15 pistol you can put a stock and a 16 inch barrel on it (must be 26" overall) and have an AR15 rifle. This is legal, no paperwork involved.
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