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SBR in WA

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 68w, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. 68w

    68w Bonney Lake Active Member

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    Hey so I've been searching and trying to find info on SBR's in WA. I know I can't just buy a 10" upper and put it on my lower, but what if I bought a preban lower? does that make any difference? would I just have to find a lower made before 94? Do you have to get a tax stamp to own a preban firearm?
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    You're mixing NFA, the '94 assault weapons ban and WA law into one confused lump.

    Short answer, WA does not allow SBRs or MGs per state law, you want a short AR, build a pistol.

    If you lived in a state that allowed them, you would have to submit paperwork and pay a tax to the ATF.
     
  3. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    You have to get a tax stamp no matter what, that's a federal thing, not a WA thing. Anyway... I didn't know you could get an SBR in WA at all regardless of when the lower was made.
     
  4. 68w

    68w Bonney Lake Active Member

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    got it. well that sucks, thanks for that info, all these stupid laws in our state are hard to keep track of
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    If you want a pretty short and very handy rifle try a 14.5" pencil profile barrel with a pinned flash hider to make it the legal 16". The 1.5" BattleComp is a pretty sweet muzzle device on the market right now and most people that do 14.5" pinned barrels offer it as an option.
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    SBR is currently not legal in WA.

    IF you had a registered SBR prior to 1994 you were grandfathered in. So there are some legal SBR's in WA. They are ONLY grandfathered in for the original owner (and I would assume a heir).