Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:57 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:33 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:46 PM
Edited by nedry, 28 September 2004 - 08:47 PM.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 04:08 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 06:45 AM
My suggestion is to have a non functional comp fitted OVER the original barrel. On a semi auto, the comp is more or less for looks anyway.
This way the gun remains legal and will look more like real SMG (without the stock.)
Posted 29 September 2004 - 07:09 AM
Add true SMG barrel contour and it’s difficult to tell the difference at a glance.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:29 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:33 AM
|QUOTE (LIONHART @ Sep 29 2004, 11:29 AM)|
|One needs to write the ATF Tech Branch to find out whether or not an individual can install a 10" Barrel along with a Horizontal Grip without regisetring their A5 as an AOW. I believe it can be.|
I was just thinking the same thing. The whole AOW deal is because it has a vertical pistol grip under the barrel, if you put a horizontal forearm on it then it should be legal to put a shorter barrel on it. This is the same deal as with an AR pistol, you can build one up with the standard style handguards but you can't install a vert. pistol grip on it or it'll become an AOW. Personally, I'd rather have a horizontal forearm on something like this, it would make it more compact and I think it'll look better.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:52 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 12:06 PM
|QUOTE (LIONHART @ Sep 29 2004, 11:52 AM)|
|Right you are Frank, and lets not forget the AK47 Style Pistols hitting the Marketplace. Krinks with standard Laminated Upper/Lowers Handgurads less than 26". And as you pointed out, installing a Vertical on either one would consitute building an AOW. However, if someone were to do this to an A5, best to contact ATF first. It wouold be a nice thought if Karh introduced an All Steel A5, rather than one constructed of Alloy..|
By the way Lionhart, I like your avatar, I've watched this guy play Sherlock Holmes and he does an excellent job. OK, back to topic,LOL.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 04:41 PM
Thanks much for all the advice, everybody. Before I do anything on hardware, I'll definitely contact ATF to make sure I know what the limits are so I can add a reasonable safety margin to stay within bounds.