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So I'm looking at a 14.5" barrel

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Koshinn, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. 338Shooter

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    You don't have to change the engraving if you move. You just fill out a permanent change of address form 5320.20. Breakout would help protect the blast baffle with any length barrel.

    If you move to a place where SBRs are illegal you'd be pwnt. I think if it was temporary I'd put it in a locking gun case and leave it at my parents house until I was able to move somewhere it was legal.
     
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    The engraving is done because YOU are the maker of the NFA weapon. You place your name, city and state at the time you make it and that is it. You do not have to engrave it again when you move. For example, when Colt made a rifle they stamped their info on it. If they later move their plant to a different city/state they do not have everyone send their rifle back to Colt to have the new info engraved.

    If you PCS to a state that does not allow SBR's, just put a 16" upper on it and it can then be treated as a regular Title 1 weapon.

    Read more here: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/national-firearms-act-short-barreled-rifles-shotguns.html
     
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    My parents live in a place where SBRs and silencers are illegal, lol. I'm the one moving around unfortunately.

    So if I'm planning on eventually getting a suppressor, a brakeout would be better in every situation than a blackout, assuming barrel length of 14.5" - 11.5"?

    That makes a lot of sense. So because I'm "building" a SBR from an upper and a lower, my weapon technically has 2-3 actual makers: me, noveske, and bcm (for example)? Idk if I want to have Altus permanently engraved on my weapon. :sorry1:

    So I can keep the SBR upper and put a 16" upper on the SBR lower, and as long as I don't own a lower that isn't attached to anything, I'd be ok?
     
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    I always forget you can do that. I'm glad you can, but it seems like a weird interpretation to me based on how things typically operate at .gov.
     
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    No. You can't keep the SBR upper or else you'll still be under the perview of the NFA. If you went the route of removing the upper to avoid NFA stuff you have to remove it from your possession.

    You could build a virgin receiver into a pistol and keep the SBR upper on it and a 16" upper on the used to be SBR though.
     
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    Clever! I like it.
     
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    The compensator baffle on the brakeout will act as a "sacrificial baffle" to help reduce erosion of the baffles in the suppressor. While I like the idea of the Brakeout, I think AAC's 51T dual chamber compensator is a better choice. I got that on my latest Noveske and it's very good, plus it will protect the baffles on my M42K even more. That it controls muzzle climb and recoil better than the Brakeout is also a benefit.
     
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    I agree, but I'm not 100% sure it makes a 14.5" gun legal.
     
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    Good point. That sucks!
     

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