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Posted: 12/25/2005 9:19:56 AM EDT
Im gonna buy an AR but i want something shorter than a 16 inch. How do i go about doing this? Thank You
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:23:47 AM EDT
I think SBR or Pistol are the only options avaible
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:28:11 AM EDT
YOu mean something like this:

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:34:25 AM EDT
If you live in Florida, it shouldn't be a big deal for you. Pay the extra $200 for the stamp and you are good to go.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:41:53 AM EDT
What stamp? How do i go about getting it? Can i do it online? Thanks

Yes i live in florida
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:48:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 9:49:30 AM EDT by Dusty_C]
There is more paperwork than the IRS has. The easiest way will be to call around and find a "class 3 dealer" and they will be more than happy to walk you through it if you buy it from them.

I'm familiar with the procedures for full auto and suppressors not SBR's (short barreled rifle) Wish I could help ya more.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:57:25 AM EDT
Don't we all want shorties, Sinister?

Seriously, it sounds easy and can be, but the administrative hassles, time, and overall inconvenience puts many people off

It is the same process you go through for full-auto (machine gun) and silencer purchases.

Specific information on the How-to's here

I got my SBR approved and in-hand after a mere 45 days once the gun was local. That part took 6 months..
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:14:47 AM EDT
I did the above project in about 4 weeks. The application was approved and back to me in less then 3 weeks. I built it myself. Go to the ATF's website and you can download the forms. It's not as hard as everyone makes it out to be.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:17:15 AM EDT
Actually the procedure is very easy once you have seen it done. You will find all the info you need in the C3 forum. I have 2 SBR's. The first took place during the NFA office move from WA to WV and took almost 7 months for approval. The second one took 2 months exactly, mailbox to mailbox.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:27:44 AM EDT
I'd like a 10.5 for my build How do you go about building one? As in what order on parts, paper work, assembly?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:41:33 AM EDT
I am glad I caught onto this thread as I am also looking to get a short barreled AR when I return to the states.Thanks for all the information.he
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:31:21 AM EDT
Why build? Just get the 11" Entry Carbine from Bushmaster. Done. Bill T.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:32:28 AM EDT
Money man, money. You can usually build a nice rifle for 3-400 less than you can buy the same one for.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:39:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By redfisher:
Don't we all want shorties, Sinister?

Can't have 'em too short...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:53:05 AM EDT
Um, By the look of that little shiney pin above the saftey selector I don't think that's a SBR.hock.gif

Looks to me like kitten's got claws.
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