Originally Posted by ironhat
Wouldn't that qualify as a short-barreled rifle and require the $200 license? Or, does it qualify as a pistol? I don't know the nuances of what the distinction is between rifle and pistol. There are 223 and 7.62x39 pistols and rifles - just noting what is more commonly a rifle caliber than a pistol caliber. Whereas, a 9mm is used for both but is most commonly used as a handgun caliber. Can anyone help out here?
pretty sure that's a Short Barreled Rifle.
reason being, it started life as a rifle, not as a pistol. it could be argued that a stock cannot be easily re-attached, so its a pistol, but the whole thing could be restocked and left with an SBR.
I'm no BATFE lawyer, but that's an SBR to me
for clarification purposes, its a "stamp", not a license. one time $200 fee to BATFE
I've got 2 SBR's, both started life as rifles. you see people building "pistols" out of ARs and AKs, and usually marking them (or using marked/registed receivers) as "pistol" to be safe.
take a "pistol" so you can play with your new toy, till your tax stamp comes thru 4 months later and you can put a stock on it.
to muddy the water, a short barreled rifle can have a pistol grip on it (or a second one in the front), and no stock. a "pistol" can have a short barrel on it, but no stock. put a foregrip on a "pistol" or non-registered SBR, and you now have an AOW (any other weapon). good times!
of course, the AOW is only a $5 stamp, but wait and paperwork is still the same....