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Swapping out barrels in your carry weapon

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Chipperxd, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    Hello all,

    I have been trying to find some information about the legality of swapping barrels out of a carry weapon. I have a Glock 23 that is my EDC and was wondering if it would be legal for me to put an aftermarket 9mm barrel in it and still carry it. I still plan of carrying the .40 cal but would like to have the option for the 9mm if I felt the need.

    Thanks for any link or info you can provide.

    Chipperxd
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think unless it is a government issued weapon then you can do whatever you want to it.

    It will, of course, void your warranty... :)
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    No legalities that I know of. Not any different than buying a custom gun for carry.
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of drop guns, are you thinking drop barrels? :paranoid:

    :laugh::bluelaugh::laugh:
     
  5. Lammo

    Lammo Spokane, WA, USA New Member

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    IIRC a while back you could buy a SIG that included both a .40 and .357 barrel (may have been a different gun). Other than possible warranty issues the only other thing I can think of is that you wouldn't be able to sell it with only the 9mm barrel as it would not have the required serial number. See 18 USC 922 (k).
     
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman SW Orygun Member

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    You will also have to drop the slide and firing pin to not match the back of the fired cartridge, just stated for scientific study purposes???
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    OK, I'll try this again for some reason I got shut out.

    I had a KelTec P-11 with a P-40 conversion slide and barrel, then I got a .357 SIG barrel for the P-40 slide so I had a choice of three calibers. They all worked fine. Since they were all factory parts there was no warranty problem. I still have a P-40 with the .40 barrel and the .357 SIG barrel. Ugly since I had the slide hard chromed.