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sbr question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by wwkii, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. wwkii

    wwkii gilchrist oregon Active Member

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    so im sure this has been asked before but i have never paid that close of attention to the topic. i am interested in a upper that a shop has thats 11 inch i think. so can i take my lower from another rifle that is a 16 incher and do the proper paper work with the atf and get the tax stamp from that lower. or do i need to buy a pistol lower or a lower that has never been made into a gun at all. thanks for any help with this. also if i built a pistol first can i change that into a sbr later after i get the tax stamp.
     
  2. ilike9s

    ilike9s Hillsboro, Oregun Member

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    If you take the lower you currently have and do a form 1, you can turn into an SBR and use it with both the 11" and the 16" uppers.
     
  3. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Yes.



    If it were me, buy a stripped lower, assemble as pistol with the short upper you want, send in Form 1, wait, add stock. That way you can shoot it if you want, as well as have a "CYA" for a short upper ( you made a pistol ). Going the other route, it would be smarter to wait for the approved Form 1 before buying a short upper.
     
  4. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Take your existing lower, register it as an SBR with the BATF. Pay your $200, wait approx 6 months for paperwork to clear and have the lower engraved with your Trust info, Business or individual information. You can also buy a factory SBR and you won't have to do the engraving, but will still have to do the paperwork and wait approx 6 months. Or you can do the paperwork, wait for it to clear and have your barrel cut down.

    That's the basics of it. Find a class 3 guy in your area and have him help you with the paperwork.
     
  5. wwkii

    wwkii gilchrist oregon Active Member

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    ok great thanks for the info, i just wasnt sure of using my already built rifle as the lower to start. but it can be done it sounds like