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Posted: 12/13/2013 2:05:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 2:06:08 PM EDT by Adamp123]
I posted this on another board and received very limited replies.


Here is what I know:  

Pistols can be converted to rifles and then back to pistols.  

Obviously, 922r and all legalities of what makes up a rifle applies.  Let's not get into this as it's very well-known.  

One of the reasons I bring this up is because of the M92s being offered having already been converted into rifles.  When these are transferred through a dealer, I am assuming that they are transferred as rifles and can then NOT be converted back to their pistol form.  Am I correct on this?


Now, let's say I buy a M92 and convert it to a rifle.  

How is it transferred if I ever decide to sell it?  

Can I sell it FTF as a rifle if my state allows rifles to be sold FTF?  

Does it need to converted back to a pistol before transfer if I ever decide to sell it?  

Can it be shipped as a rifle when in rifle form or does it need to be treated like a pistol when shipping even when in rifle configuration?  I ask this because individuals can not ship pistols USPS, but licensed individuals can.  


I would like to hear what some of you guys know.  

I am looking for firm information, not speculation.  So, if you could back your post/information up with links or ATF letters, that would be preferred.  

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:02:18 AM EDT
Anyone?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:09:15 AM EDT
You are making things to complicated

The firearm can only be one at a time
It is what it is, when it is

Unless it's an aids cannon
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:28:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By _Matt_:
You are making things to complicated

The firearm can only be one at a time
It is what it is, when it is

Unless it's an aids cannon
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I'm not complicating anything.  The only thing that I may be over-thinking is the shipping issue. If you think I am complicating things, you probably haven't put much thought into my questions or the potential answers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:32:31 AM EDT
Once a pistol has been turned into a rifle isnt it ALWAYS a rifle?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:37:10 AM EDT
If it's sold as a rifle, I can guarantee you the ATF will jail the buyer for turning it back into a pistol, jail the seller selling it as a rifle, or both.


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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:38:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BladedRonin:
Once a pistol has been turned into a rifle isnt it ALWAYS a rifle?
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As I understand it if a legal pistol is converted into a legal rifle you can go back to pistol-IF the stock is never installed while the short barrel is on the receiver. T/C Contenders and AR pistols are the most common examples. Got a pistol? Put a long barrel on it then put a stock on it. Rifle for your rifle shooting activities. Now take the barrel and stock off, install pistol grip and short barrel and you're back to legal pistol.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:41:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BladedRonin:
Once a pistol has been turned into a rifle isnt it ALWAYS a rifle?
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No
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:52:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Adamp123:
I posted this on another board and received very limited replies.


Here is what I know:  

Pistols can be converted to rifles and then back to pistols.  

Obviously, 922r and all legalities of what makes up a rifle applies.  Let's not get into this as it's very well-known.  

One of the reasons I bring this up is because of the M92s being offered having already been converted into rifles.  When these are transferred through a dealer, I am assuming that they are transferred as rifles and can then NOT be converted back to their pistol form.  Am I correct on this?
Can you prove it was originally a pistol on its current reciever?

Now, let's say I buy a M92 and convert it to a rifle.  

How is it transferred if I ever decide to sell it?  
The configuration it currently is. Yes, you could sell it as either

Can I sell it FTF as a rifle if my state allows rifles to be sold FTF?  
If it's configured as a rifle at the time of sale

Does it need to converted back to a pistol before transfer if I ever decide to sell it?  
If you want to sell it as a pistol

Can it be shipped as a rifle when in rifle form or does it need to be treated like a pistol when shipping even when in rifle configuration?  I ask this because individuals can not ship pistols USPS, but licensed individuals can.  
What it is configured as at the time is how it's treated

I would like to hear what some of you guys know.  

I am looking for firm information, not speculation.  So, if you could back your post/information up with links or ATF letters, that would be preferred.  
This is GD.

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My first post said the same thing
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