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Old September 15, 2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Newby SBR question

i purchased a 14.5 inch Colt Mil-Surp M-16 upper. the fellow whom i purchased it from told me all i had to do was weld - pin the FS on the barrel and that is all i had to do to keep it all legal true or false. i do know that i can get another LONGER type FS and weld it on. or do i just need to pony up the $200 and do a form 1 and wait till hades ices over before i get the paperwork back.
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Old September 15, 2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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You either have to put a flash hider on that will bring the length to 16" minimum and then have it permanently attached or you have to (already should have) submit a form 1. It's only taking about 30 days +-5 door to door on a form 1 right now. Unless the current flash hider makes the barrel 16" and is permanently attached don't install it on your lower without an approved form1. Someone could easily make a case for having an illegal SBR just for possessing the upper and having a lower that is not registered.
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Old September 15, 2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply Don, i'll get the form 1 going. i guess it must have been ignorance on the sellers part telling me to weld the FS.
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Old September 15, 2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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i guess it must have been ignorance on the sellers part telling me to weld the FS.
Re-read Don's post. Welding or permanently attaching a flash hider is an acceptable way to bring the overall length to 16"
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Old September 16, 2007, 06:38 AM   #5
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i'm a bit confused now so the seller was correct that all i had to do is weld the existing FS and that in of itself brings it to the acceptable 16" length??
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Old September 16, 2007, 09:37 AM   #6
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so the seller was correct that all i had to do is weld the existing FS and that in of itself brings it to the acceptable 16" length??
Yes - depending upon which FS you have. If its a standard A1 or A2 birdcage, its not going to be long enough - you'll need to get something a bit longer.
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Old September 16, 2007, 10:08 AM   #7
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thanks Shaggy.
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Old September 16, 2007, 10:10 AM   #8
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Sorry for any confusion SMG. Shaggy hit it correct. Just make sure of the FS length.
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Old September 16, 2007, 11:56 AM   #9
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thanks for the help fellas, i think i'm going to op for the longer FS. will most likely go with the SDI extended length A2 it will give me the 1/2 " i need to be legal, the FS on it now is a regular A2 that lacks the 1/2" of length by the way i'm measuring so i'm thinking without an FS on the barrel it would be 14.5" total length i think. but i got it figured out with all the help thanks abunch. Stu
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