AR15 sbr question

Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by hkusp1, May 15, 2009.

  1. hkusp1

    hkusp1 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    can i buy a 11.5 upper for my ar and not register it and it still be legal as long as its disassembled from the lower ??
     


  2. TSU45

    TSU45 Active Member

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    The ATF views having all the parts to assemble an unregistered machinegun the same as having one already assembled. SBRs and MGs are both NFA weapons. I wouldn't test the waters.
     
  3. CALI

    CALI Active Member

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    Second that.
     
  4. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    All they would bring up in court is intent. Then you would be screwed.
     
  5. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    When in doubt, don't touch.
     
  6. cuate

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    There is probably a flash hider or fake suppressor available to bring barrel to legal 16" length but it will have to be pinned and welded on. Of course that defeats the SBR so that only leaves ATF paperwork, a $200 tax stamp and a long wait for their foot dragging.

    Like the others have posted, don't take chances, the ATF isn't your friend and they have a heavy hand.:texas:
     
  7. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    I agree, if you want a short barrel, then you better have the tax stamp or pistol lower for it.
     
  8. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

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    I thought that that concept had been overruled or severely limited with the thompson Center case.

    However, it seems that one aspect of hte test is howeasily the parts can be assembled into a SBR.


    Not that i would advise you do it.
     
  9. biglucky

    biglucky Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Are you waiting on paperwork or something? I would still wait, but maybe pay the dealer for the upper and ask them to hold it until you got your paperwork back.
     
  10. Flight954

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    If you have to have it right now and even shoot it while waiting for your BATFE approval/stamp, buy a registered pistol lower and everything will be completely legal. I think a RR complete pistol lower is running about $300. BATFE is running at about a 5-6 month wait time. I'll post up a pick of mine tonight:happy0001:
     

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