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Posted: 3/27/2002 4:56:42 AM EDT
If I wanted to build a pistol kit (postban config, Kevlar lower, <50oz total) onto my former-rifle lower, how must I proceed? Does the new firearm now somehow have to be registered as a "pistol"? From what I can tell, current restrictions abound on the "purchase" of handgun receivers, but not the "conversion" of a rifle into a pistol. BATF couldn't consider it a non-compliant SBR, since there wouldn't be a buttstock, and with only 2 evil features with weight under 50oz, it should be a legit pistol. Help!?
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 5:17:12 AM EDT
Rifle-to-pistol conversions are a no-no. Register it as a pistol when you first buy the bare lower & you're off to a good start.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 5:29:36 AM EDT
Norm_G is correct. Pistol to rifle conversions are ok, but not vice versa. Once a rifle always a rifle, just like machineguns.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 6:30:29 AM EDT

I have a question on another angle on the AR pistol/rifle thing. How do you finish off an 80% lower and designate it as a pistol/rifle????
Are 80% lowers only sold as "80% rifle" lowers?

Who's keeping track of that aspect and how would you stay out of trouble????



Link Posted: 3/27/2002 7:07:39 AM EDT
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