Barrel switching on Contenders, is it legal?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by bfm0072, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. bfm0072

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    Can you switch from a 14" barrel pistol set up to a 21" carbine set up leagly?:gotme:
     


  2. Texas1911

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    So long as it does not have a stock. There is no definition on barrel length with a pistol to my knowledge.

    If you use the pistol receiver then it is a pistol. Swapping the 14" barrel onto a receiver marked a rifle would require an SBR Form, but may be classed as an AOW (Any Other Weapon) since it does not fit the defined definition of a rifle due to the lack of a stock.

    This is my understanding, you will want to verify this with either the ATF, or a Class III dealer.
     
  3. Rifleman55

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    As far as I know you can put a rifle barrel and stock on a contender frame. T/C used to sell kits for that purpose. Just don't install a pistol barrel on the frame with a rifle stock.
     
  4. bfm0072

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    I have an older model contender and it is not marked "Rifle Only". I knew there was some hoopla with TC and ATF over the ability to switch around. I have never heard a definitive outcome to that. So I was curious.
     

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