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Old 07-08-2014, 12:54 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool View Post
Can someone purchase a receiver out of state with the intention of creating a pistol?
As far as federal law is concerned, in or out of state means bean dip. Being eligible to purchase a firearm, not having constructive possession of a short barreled rifle, and being 21 years of age at the time of purchase is what BATFE is primarily concerned with. Call your local BATFE field office or, preferably, draft a written request for correspondence to BATFE Firearms Technology Branch.

Regarding any state or local laws, check with your state's Attorney General. Assume nothing. Verify the legality of what you intend to do. An AG opinion letter is far, far better to have than the mistaken belief that what you intend to do is legal based off of something you read on the internet. Don't take my word for it, start asking questions from the party responsible for prosecution of criminal activities in your state.
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18 y/o folks can buy rifles in places they can't buy pistols until they are 21. If they bought a receiver and assembled a pistol, then you sold a minor a pistol.

I think this was one of the arguments against being able to convert rifles to pistols and back again. Similar to the SBR constructive intent argument.
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FWIW, BATFE sent a letter out on this years ago:

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Can you buy a receiver out-of-state.....

No. Not for any purpose. You may buy a rifle or shotgun from a dealer in a state other than your state of residence. A receiver is not a rifle or a shotgun. It is an OTHER. Does not matter what you PLAN to do with it, if it is not in your state, you cannot take delivery of it. Same reason that a 19 yr old customer cannot buy a receiver. It is an OTHER.

As far as why a firearm cannot go from pistol to rifle to pistol- because Short Barreled Rifle is defined as a firearm made from a rifle with barrels less than 16 inches/ 26 inches overall. It WAS a rifle, is NOW a pistol- you just "manufactured" an SBR. There IS an exception for one model of the Thompson/ Center single shots.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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