Category Archives: SBR

Who can ask to see my tax stamp?

I tell all of my clients to keep a copy of both their approved tax stamps and their NFA trust on them at all times they are in possession of their NFA items.   But if you follow that advice … Continue reading

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Does 922(r) apply when building an SBR from an imported pistol?

I received a call last week from a client who was planning to SBR a swiss pistol and wanted to know whether the US-made parts requirement of 922(r) would apply. His concern is understandable since this is yet another area where … Continue reading

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Has the ATF changed their mind about the Sig brace?

Update:  For the latest news on the stabilizing brace issue, see my March 21, 2017 update. … Over the last week I have had a flood of emails from clients wanting to know what I think about the ATF’s seemingly ever-changing … Continue reading

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How do I expedite a Form 20?

Earlier this week I received a call from a client who had a last-minute opportunity to attend an out-of-state hunting event.  While he was excited about the opportunity, he had a problem.  The gun he wanted to take was an … Continue reading

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What do I need to do when traveling out-of-state with my NFA items?

Many of us, myself included, live in an area where we often cross state borders. When such a trip includes your NFA items then certain federal statutes may come into play. In particular, 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4) specifies that: (a) It shall be … Continue reading

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Which buffer tubes may I use on my AR pistol?

Recently a client contacted me to ask whether the addition of a carbine buffer tube to an AR pistol build would somehow transform the pistol into a short barreled rifle (SBR). This question illustrates just how much confusion there is … Continue reading

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Do I need to engrave an 80% receiver I am going to SBR?

This is a question that was recently asked by one of my client.  The answer, as with most issues involving the NFA and ATF regulations, requires a slightly detailed answer. First let’s talk about the general requirements for completing an … Continue reading

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Does shoulder-firing an AR pistol equipped with a pistol brace make it an SBR?

Update:  For the latest news on the stabilizing brace issue, see my March 21, 2017 update. … It is an undisputed fact that putting a shoulder stock on an AR pistol will result in a short-barreled rifle (SBR) subject to regulation … Continue reading

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What do I need to do regarding my NFA items when I move?

Probably the single question I am asked most frequently by NFA trust clients is “What do I need to do when I move?” When I mentioned this to one of my law school classmates (who does not own any NFA … Continue reading

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May I abbreviate my trust name when I engrave an SBR?

Recently a client called me to ask if he could abbreviate his trust name when he engraved an SBR. As one might expect in the Google age, prior to calling me he had searched on the internet and, based upon … Continue reading

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