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Posted: 3/12/2001 9:01:12 AM EDT
If I own a legal pistol lower with a 7" barrel can I legally put a car stock on it or does that make it a sbr?

Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:31:42 AM EDT
to legaly put a stock on a pistol the barrel lenght must be 16 inches or longer. Also by doing this at least on a AR you can never Irepeat NEVER make it back into a pistol
unless its registred as a SBR

One other thing to put a Car stock on a SBR the lower has to be pre ban/CB
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 12:22:59 PM EDT
Actually, as long as the lower started out as a pistol, you can put a 16" or greater barrel on it, and then put a stock on it, legally.  Having done so, you can remove the stock, and again put a short barrel on it, as a pistol.

Pistol can go to rifle configuration and back without a tax stamp.  Rifle can't go to pistol.

The collapsible stock on an SBR info is correct - but would only apply to a pistol with a long barrel and shoulder stock if collapsible stock is on the banned features list for a post-ban PISTOL.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 8:58:54 PM EDT
Call the ATF, NFA branch at 202-927-8330.
Ask them the same question.
The TRUTH will suprise you.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:24:52 PM EDT
Call the ATF, NFA branch at 202-927-8330.
Ask them the same question.
The TRUTH will suprise you.
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I would suggest writing them.  Why, documentation.  That way if the ATF agent who said "bla, bla" is wrong, it's not his/their word against yours.  It takes some time.  My little bit.

But to my understanding, a pistol can be changed into a rifle and back again (like making a 1911 rifle...16" barrel and then a stock...attatched in that order).  But, the AR might be different....assuming could be a bad move.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 12:57:44 AM EDT
On going from pistol to stocked rifle and back without being subject to the NFA:

And in particular, the relevant section:

Conversely, where one of the above described pistols has a
barrel of 16 inches or more in length, it is held not to be a
"firearm," within the definition of 5848(1) of the Act, even though
such weapon has an attached or attachable shoulder stock.  With the
shoulder stock attached such weapon is a rifle.  When the shoulder
stock is detached, such weapon is a pistol, and is deemed not to
have been made from a rifle.
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