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Posted: 11/17/2003 8:48:12 AM EDT
Whil working the sight in at the range this weekend, a guy brought out a custom made pistol based on a Browning bolt action reciever.

The bbl was close to 24", and the stock was like a regular stock, but laminated and only had a pistol grip with a wrap around style like the middle picture here


I thought in order for it to be a pistol, it had to have a bbl length of less than 14" and weigh less than X amount...
This guy's pistol weighed around 5-6 pounds. Plus, the action was from a rifle...He didn't say if it was bought for the sole purpose of customizing it to pistol form or not.

A discussion ensued between several club members about the legality of such a creature...I want the straight 411 before our next meeting. Anybody have the regulations handy?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 9:13:15 AM EDT
...so he basically had a rifle that was not designed to be fired from the shoulder?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 9:18:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARndog:
...so he basically had a rifle that was not designed to be fired from the shoulder?



That would be correct.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 9:19:08 AM EDT
Whatever it was was likely registered as a rifle(and still is a rifle). As long as the Barrel is 16+ and the OAL is 26+, it doesn't legally need a stock.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 9:19:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2003 9:22:40 AM EDT by Spade]

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:

A discussion ensued between several club members about the legality of such a creature...I want the straight 411 before our next meeting. Anybody have the regulations handy?




Well, if it's a bolt action, and he built it off a bare reciever, he's golden. The 50 oz. rule only applies to semi-autos.

If it's not a semi auto, it would be like a Thompson contender or whatever, aye?
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