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SBR Travel Question

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by live2hunt, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. live2hunt

    live2hunt Portland Member

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    If I put a 16 inch upper on my registered SBR AR-15 lower, is it still considered by ATF as a SBR as it pretains to interstate travel? Can I then take it to non-NFA states in that configuration?
     
  2. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Pretty sure the answer is no. I am not sure about the laws regarding transport THROUGH a state where SBRs are illegal if it stays in a locked case though, but if you are going there to shoot it that may be different. Go grab a non-NFA lower for your 16" upper.
     
  3. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    unless a given state's law is wacky, yes, you're good to go.

    WA, for instance, only recognizes an SBR as any rifle with a barrel less than 16"... that's the only criteria, and they don't give a flying fudge what endorsements the lower might have.

    likewise, the moment you take a short barrel off a short barreled rifle, it is no longer considered an SBR by the ATF- this info is in their FAQ section on the ATF NFA website. i strongly suggest reading up there.
     
  4. live2hunt

    live2hunt Portland Member

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    thanks guys!
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Orly? Guess I was wrong. Good to know, I'll look into that.