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Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Seedy, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Seedy

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    I've seen a shotgun AR-10 upper...

    What if you took a lower receiver marked as a "pistol" and put a shotgun upper on it and chopped the barrel? What would it be considered? Would it be an NFA item? AOW or SBS? Would a class 3 manufacturer have to do the build? I'm not seriously considering it, just curious.
     
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    Wouldn't you be better served by a lower marked MULTI?
     
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    Did you know it doesn't matter what the lower is marked as?
     
  4. Seedy

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    Registered as a pistol lower...
     
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    When did you register it? ;)
     
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    Jeebus Freaking Christ work with me here. In this hypothetical situation let's say I purchased the lower as a pistol lower, it has no stock and will never have one. The 4473 was for a handgun.
     
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    if you built it with no way to attach a stock (no threaded hole in buffer tube) it would be an AOW.
    it it takes a stock it would be a SBS.
    if you are thinking $5 versus $200 tax forget it.
    If you make it yourself they are both $200 tax.
    if a mfgr. makes it it would be either $5 or $200 depending on model.
    BUT, he's not going to do that for free and his charge is probably going to be more than any tax savings.
    go with multi marked lower if you haven't bought it yet.
     
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    To play devils advocate: why would it become an AOW instead of remaining a handgun?
     
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    Because a smooth bore handgun is an AOW.

    There are small one handed shotguns available, if they have a rifled barrel they are a pistol, if they have smooth bore they are NFA regulated as AOW, also pistols are limited to .5 inch bore without becomming a destructive device once again NFA.
     
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    So... If the upper was a rifled .410 slug barrel and the lower was a pistol lower it would be a handgun? Sweet jeebus firearms laws are retarded!
     

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