Per BATF a lower can be built, disassembled, rebuilt, etc… into a rifle or a pistol, as long as the constructed firearm is legal. Per the attached 2011 interpretation by ATF, as long as you don’t construct an illegal weapon with the parts, you can go back and forth between a pistol and rifle as you wish.
Can I put a rifle lower on a pistol upper?
Yes, and it doesn’t even matter if the lower with stock had been attached to a rifle upper. If you have an AR pistol with a barrel less than 16″, the only way you can legally have a stock on it is if you do the paperwork and get the stamp for an SBR.
Is there a difference between a rifle lower and a pistol lower?
Its the same lower for either. The difference is how its put together, and if you are buying it from a gun store, the way its listed on the 4473. As far as I know the lower becomes a pistol or rifle after the build. The same lower is used for both.
Can you put a 16 barrel on a pistol lower?
General rule is federally you can turn any firearm that begins as a pistol into a rifle however you can’t turn a rifle into a pistol. To legally turn a pistol into a rifle you need at least a 16” barrel to add a stock most barrels for legal reasons are 16.25 or 16.5”. You also may change it back.
Can I put a stock on a pistol lower?
ManBearPig member. No, you can’t. Those “assault pistols” are cool, but you can’t add a stock to them unless you first go through the process with the ATF to get a short barreled rifle.
What is the maximum length of an AR pistol?
“An OAL greater than 26 inches [has the potential to change] the classification of pistol to firearm. Firearms in excess of 26 inches OAL may have vertical grips installed and remain non-NFA. Pistols with vertical grips installed sub-26 inches OAL [can be] considered AOW and are subject to the NFA,” Jeff said.
Is a Draco a pistol?
The Draco is a semi-automatic pistol made by Romanian manufacturer Cugir and imported to the States by firearm manufacturer Century Arms, which began producing the gun itself in 2017. It looks like a little assault rifle without the stock and a much shorter barrel.
What does AR-15 stand for?
In 1956, ArmaLite designed a lightweight selective fire rifle for military use and designated it the ArmaLite model 15, or AR-15.
Is a 16 barrel a rifle?
Short-barreled rifle (SBR) is a legal designation in the United States, referring to a shoulder-fired, rifled firearm, made from a rifle, with a barrel length of less than 16 in (41 cm) or overall length of less than 26 in (66 cm), or a handgun fitted with a buttstock and a barrel of less than 16 inches length.
What are NFA firearms?
The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) requires the registration, with the federal government, of fully-automatic firearms (termed “machineguns”), rifles and shotguns that have an overall length under 26 inches, rifles with a barrel under 16 inches, shotguns with a barrel under 18 inches, and firearm sound suppressors …
What is considered a rifle?
A rifle is defined, in part, as a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.
Can you put a stock on a 16 pistol?
Yes, unless the barrel of the pistol is at least 16 inches in length (and the overall length of the firearm with stock attached is at least 26 inches).
Can you build an AR pistol in Massachusetts?
Yes: They’re a pistol and need to be on the roster. No: Recently there was a court decision about one of these- basically if a lower is built to only ever be a pinned lower (I.E. not a pinned Anderson, but a lower specifically manufactured to be pinned) it cannot be a copy or duplicate of an enumerated weapon.