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#1 bolter

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:53 PM

Ok, I live in IL. Can't have an SBR here. So could I buy a Kahr M1 with the goofy full length barrel, keep it that way, and just buy a short barrel to keep with me until the day I move to a state allowing SBRs (then apply for the BATFE form and secure the permit ahead of having a smith swap the barrels)? Or is having the barrel with the gun construed by ATF as an NFA violation (intent to build SBR)? Not to mention possible problems with IL law enforcement. I have no intention of breaking or even bending the law, too much to lose.

I will not consider what you say as "legal advice" just looking for the basic idea. I probably will talk to an attorney experienced in IL and Federal fireams law.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 11:11 PM

Buy the barrel when you move out of state, pay your tax and install the newly bought barrel.

(Keep in mind you will have an NFA weapon that is virtually worthless)

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:56 AM

Most of the posts on this board indicate it is legally a bad idea to own both the short barrel and the Kahr, without the paperwork. In reference to Jr's comment, SBRs do tend to be harder to sell, but worth while if you want the look and intend to keep it. I went the SBR route and haven't regretted it.
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Posted 01 October 2005 - 02:13 AM

Thanks for the replies.

I'm an lawyer, not directly involved with firearms laws, but have read them in this state.

I'd have to try to review the Federal case law (if any is out there) with regard to "posession with intent to violate NFA" situations. I imagine you could be in this situation if you had say an AK parts kit with all of the FA parts and bought a receiver flat. Theroetically you could assemble it into a NFA weapon. The posession of the short barrel alone *could* be evidence of intent to assemble an NFA weapon in violation of US law. I guess the bottom line for me is I'd hate to be the test case ...an attorney has a column in every Small Arms Review mag, I should get in touch with him.

PS yes, even though I'm a lawyer I'd want to talk to a specialist in this area, too much stuff I don't know in this area of law...

Thanks.

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Edited by bolter, 01 October 2005 - 02:14 AM.

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