If it has a stock installed, then it will be in the dealer's book as a rifle, and must be marked as such when they sell it.
To be considered a "rifle" it must have BOTH a barrel AND a stock attached. An AR lower receiver with a shoulder stock only is most definitely NOT a rifle.
The ATF has said that you can turn a rifle into a pistol and back again as many times as you want, though.
You are 100% wrong.
ATF is very clear that a "rifle" must have both a barrel and a shoulder stock.
An AR that arrives as a "complete" lower (lower receiver w/stock) is logged into my records as an "Other Firearm"....it is not a handgun, nor a long gun.
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