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SBR Questions

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by oregonty, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    I am in the process of building a SBR. The paper work has been submitted to the BATF. The rifle is being register as a 5.56 SBR. After I get my tax stamp, here are my questions.....

    1. If I want to purchase a short barrel 9mm upper for my lower (register as a SBR 5.56) is that ok?

    2. If I posses more than one short barrel upper for this rifle and have other lowers not register as SBR's can I be charged with Intent to construct an unregister SBR?

    Thanks,

    Ty
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    1. Yes

    2. Probably not.
     
  3. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    I would like to have several different caliber SBR uppers for this lower. Just wanting to be on the str8 and narrow.
     
  4. lfromsalem

    lfromsalem Salem, OR Member

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    If the caliber change is NOT permanent, then you do NOT need to notify the BATFE.
     
  5. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Can anyone direct me to that appropriate place on the BATF website that I could find the answer. I just want to make sure I remain on the right side of the law. I have looked around on their website and just ended up not finding what I was looking for.
     
  6. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Also, what happens if I sell the 5.56 upper and am only left with the 9mm upper? Sorry for all the questions! :) This is my first time if you couldn't tell.
     
  7. Rammit

    Rammit Bothel Member

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    I would register the lower in all caliber you intend to shoot or MIGHT shoot. Similar to the HK sears. While it may not be a problem to swap uppers for a session selling the registered upper may arise as an issue, you need to submit a memo stating the change of caliber to the ATF as it would be considered a permanent change. The only other problem I see is if you have in your possession SBR uppers and neither a pistol or SBR lower, that could be conceived a intent to construct an illegal weapon
     
  8. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    come now...
    no, that would mean that you're in possession of uncontrolled parts....absent any
    matching firearm receiver which mates to it. you could own countless uppers
    with short barrels - there is no prohibition, though it does make one's eyebrows
    twitch.

    there is no such thing as an SBR lower vis a vis, the AR family.
     
  9. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    You would need to notify the ATF of the caliber change. Temporary caliber and barrel length changes do not need to notify the ATF.