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SBS - Question re: barrel

Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by HallisChalmers, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. HallisChalmers

    HallisChalmers Member

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    Can you legally purchase and posses (but not install) a 14" shotgun barrel and then file your ATF paperwork to convert your shotgun into an SBS? Or do you have to have your tax stamp approved before purchasing or possessing the barrel?
     


  2. craigntx

    craigntx Daca is caca

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    if you have the short bbl in the same location as the rec. that can be construed as constructive intent.
    keep it at moms house ;)
     
  3. HallisChalmers

    HallisChalmers Member

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    How about if I kept it at the home of a person named in my NFA trust?
     
  4. craigntx

    craigntx Daca is caca

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    they got better things to do than going to every house of everybody you know looking for a bbl that may or may not exist
    jmho
     
  5. The Lox

    The Lox Well-Known

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    It seems to reason that if you have filed the application for the rifle/sbs you would need to barrel to properly measure your "build". This whole constructive intent shit seems to be BS to me. I have a sawzall and a couple shotguns, I could easily cut them all down in about 10 minutes. I guess that is constructive intent???
     
  6. double_r76

    double_r76 Active Member

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    Intent has nothing to do with it. The legal premise is called "constructive possession".
     
  7. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

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    Keep it at a friends hone if you want to be extra cautious
     
  8. HallisChalmers

    HallisChalmers Member

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    Thanks for the advice, Sean.
     
  9. HallisChalmers

    HallisChalmers Member

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    Follow up SBS question.

    ATF Form 1, Section (e) and (f).

    If your barrel length is 14" and fill out your paperwork with an overall length calculated using a collapsible M-4 style stock (guessing about 36" in overall length) - if you later change the stock to a pistol grip - would you be required to file another Form 1 showing the shorter overall length (w/ the pistol grip) and thus incur another $200 fee?

    I'm not asking for the pros and cons of a stock versus pistol grip. I'm just interested in the legal aspects, in case anyone has ever run across a similar scenario.

    Thanks.
     
  10. craigntx

    craigntx Daca is caca

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    file with the shortest possible scenario
     


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