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SBR Question

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by dustinm, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. dustinm

    dustinm The BEAVER State Member

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    Hello fellow NFA Folks,

    Need a little expertise here. I'm looking at buying a Sig MPX or the rifle version and I would like to submit an ATF Form 1 and make it an SBR. I made an SBR last year so I am proficient with the form aspect. My question is this: Is it easier to make a pistol a SBR or a rifle a SBR? Or does it matter? I'm not asking about the physical aspect of changing the barrels, but the legal aspect of getting it through ATF.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good question.
    I don't think the form 1 SBR's intentions would matter, unless you were to sell the firearm later on and revert it back to it's original configuration without the tax stamp.
    If it started out as a pistol MPX, then just removing the stock would bring it back to it's original build, but if was sold as a rifle, then reinstalling the rifle length barrel might be problematic.
    That's just a guess on my part.

    When I was talking to one the counter guys at Curt's, he recommended the pistol model MPX to me, because it would be easy to add a stock to it, as compared to ordering a pistol barrel for it.
     
  3. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    I went with pistol to rifle. It took longer to get the stock than to get the stamp

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  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How do you like the MPX?
     
  5. joeyk_ak

    joeyk_ak Winston Salem NC New Member

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    Sweet! I just form 1'd my pistol and that looks really good. I have heard the stock looks awesome, but is not that comfortable. I have not tried it though, what are your thoughts? Trying to decide between the folding wire stock or collapsable.


     
  6. SCAR Joe

    SCAR Joe Cle Elum Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Wait a minute. I thought there were still issues with the way the legislature wrote the law? You cant add anything because then you are a manufacturer???
     
  7. joeyk_ak

    joeyk_ak Winston Salem NC New Member

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    Yeah after I posted that I wondered if it said where I had lived a while ago. I am currently in North Carolina and I will be moving back in July to Olympia. I have form 1'd a couple of things in anticipation of the law preventing me from doing it when I move back. The MPX was one of them.

     
  8. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    cycles really fast and is alot of fun to shoot. the stock is fine when fully extended pretty much useless in any other position. I also have the sig brace that came with my pistol so didn't really see the need in ordering the folder
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown vancouver, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way Active Member

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    No one is manufacturing anything here. Making yes, manufacturing no. Just because the guy sweeping the floor at DOL doesn't know the difference doesn't mean we all need to fall into the same quicksand of ignorance! ;)
     
  10. SCAR Joe

    SCAR Joe Cle Elum Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I agree Jek, but I dont want to get busted because of someone elses idiocy.