SBR Build, school me

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by dirtyd, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. wired

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    Thats one of the things about an SBR. An SBR is only an SBR when its assembled as an SBR. The lower might be the part you register but its only an SBR when its all together so having it only on the barrel is 100% kosher. Put a long barrel on there and its not an SBR at that moment and you can bring it across state lines without prior authorization.

    Ive even got a factory SIG lower with no caliber designation on it because it came as part of a complete rifle with a marked barrel.
     
  2. ConcernedCitizen

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    Being able to switch between Title 1 and Title 2 configuration can be very beneficial, especially if you don't want to or haven't had a chance to fill out a 5320.20 form.

    Additionally, the laws sometimes apply differently to "handguns", compared to "rifles" or "firearms". In my opinion it's worth keeping at least one "pistol" lower on hand, just for that reason.

    It really is ridiculous how convoluted the rules and regulations are.
     
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  3. stickflickin

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    When applying, do you need to have the ser. number already engraved on the receiver? I'm wondering because I would need to have the number from BATFE engraved after it is provided.
     
  4. ConcernedCitizen

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    Just pick a serial number when you file the Form 1, and have it all engraved at the same time.
     
  5. wired

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    Again. the BATF does not provide you with a serial number. You make up a serial number and tell the ATF what it is. You dont have to engrave anything until you are ready to build the rifle . You can do it earlier if you like. Its just engraving. You have to engrave exactly what you tell the ATF the serial number and all the other makers marks will be.

    Are you doing this on an individual form 1 or on trust?
     
  6. nehalemguy

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    I know that folks do SBR 80% lower receivers all the time, but is there really any benefit in doing so?

    To me the whole point of having a 80% firearm is so that it's "off book" so to speak. Taking one and then bumping it up to NFA status doesn't get anymore "on book".

    Why not simply use a lower receiver that is already finished and has all the appropriate numbers and markings (minus the "maker" markings)?

    ???

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  7. wired

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    I doesnt have all the appropriate numbers and markings. You have to get it engraved one way or another to make it an SBR. No cost difference.

    Some people like to do things themselves.
     
  8. nehalemguy

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    Here is a BATF approved serial number for you to use.... JEN8675309. However your upper and lower will have to be Tu-tone to make it acceptable.

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  9. stickflickin

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    Now you are revealing your age. If you said that to someone younger, they may actually use it :eek:
     
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    It could actually be used. BATF would be fine with it. :)

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  11. wired

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    For a Good Time, For a good time call... (304) 616-4500.
     
  12. dirtyd

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    Gov shutdown is really killing me on the application! If only i had done it a few weeks earlier.
     
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  13. erslll

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    I'm with you on this completely. :(
     
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