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"Mares Leg"

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    So I've seen the Rossi (if I remember right) "Mares Leg" lever action pistols. Is there a way to build one of these out of a Winchester 94 or Marlin 336 without it being an NFA weapon? I really like them, but don't want a Rossi, and I don't want to pay for a tax stamp or deal with all the other stuff that comes with an SBR (resale, carrying paperwork, WA).
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    well there ya go! who said anything about "like"?
     
  3. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As far as the BATF is concerned, if a firearm starts out as a rifle it will always be a rifle, so if you try to convert a lever action rifle to a Mares Leg you wind up with an SBR NFA item.

    The only way you can get a Mares Leg that isn't an SBR/NFA item, is to buy one manufactured as a handgun to start with. There are a number of different manufacturers, Rossi, Chiappa and Henry. There are probably also a few smaller custom makers also.
     
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  4. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heretic pretty much covered it. You would have to purchase a Winchester or Marlin receiver
    that had NEVER been built into a rifle or papered as a rifle--and do a build as a pistol.
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Which
    is pretty much impossible unless you knew the CEO of Marlin or Winchester