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  1. I tried to find an earlier example of what your saying but can't find one in writing. If you know of any documented on any website, please let me know to compare it.
  2. I can't imagine what mech tech is going to do now. Just recently the ATF stopped allowing virgin receivers from being sold to people under 21 because they can be made into a pistol.
  3. TC arms once had such a kit they sold like that. The kit was defended in the supreme court case. I know of no other such kits.
  4. This is not any thing new. I think there has been much misinformation in the past about this concept. I sent out a letter to othe BATF asking for clearification of the following Question 1. Would it be a violation of the law to change a Contender pistol (purchased originally as a pistol from the manufacturer in 1995) from a pistol configuration to a rifle configuration (with a shoulder stock and 18 inch barrel) and then back to a pistol configuration (no stock and 10 inch barrel)? Question 2. Would it be a violation of the law to change a Contender rifle (purchased
  5. I read the actual court published transcript on another website and no where does it define what you can and can't do. The case was about whether TC can distribute a frame, pistol grip, short barrel, shoulder stock, and long barrel in the same box. The ATF has held the opinion that going from a pistol to a rifle is ok, but reversing that is illegal according to all the online ATF letter sources I have seen. Many are well familiar with the stockless receiver is ok for an AOW same is true for a pistol build. paragraph 2 line 1 "A rifle receiver that has never been stocked as a rifle m
  6. I agree 100 percent with what your saying I can't understand how TC does not have this concept in their legal policy. I have seen many bardwell subguns letters and other letters that state once a rifle always a rifle no exceptions generally.
  7. From the letter: Oct 30, 2003 converting a new contender or encore rifle to a pistol ... results in making an NFA firearm. Someone hasn't bothered to let the tech branch in on the case outcome. If someone gets caught, doing this I don't think TC is going to pay their legal fees.
  8. Why is the ATF stating that it's not ok to swap back and forth from Rifle to pistol in the letter on the link I provided? The letter on that link is dated far after the TC supreme court case. Can anyone possibly point out the exact wording from the case that actually says its now ok to make a TC rifle into a pistol? If this is true, it can be argued that we have equal protection under the constitution to do the same to non-TC rifles.
  9. I contacted TC arms about what they recommend as far as interchangability between original pistols and rifles ,and vice versa. They basically said swap back and forth all you want it's legal for either pistols or rifles to go in either direction. First the email: "Gail Lynch" <GLynch@tcarms.com> Send me you mailing address and I will send you some paperwork on this matter. It is not illegal to go back and forth Gail Thompson/Center Arms Then I called and spoke to Customer Service and was told it's ok to make one of their rifles into a pistol. She said she
  10. You are confusing the AR15 "drop in go-fast parts" with AK military surplus FCG parts. You can have all the US legal AKs you want and all the 'full auto AK FCG parts sets" you want under your roof. Until you perform certain mechanical operations to a major component of your AKs, they won't work at all in "go-fast" mode (this is why you see them for sale everywhere - they don't work until you punch your own ticket to Club Fed). If you want to wrap the tinfoil tighter, having a hacksaw and a long gun under your roof is 'constructive intent' to create an unregistered SBS/SBR. I
  11. +1 If they actually start cracking down on this stuff, Bubba is going to have several new girlfriends.
  12. 5 pc. Full Auto Fire Control Parts Set IIRC there can also be trouble if someone owns the set above and any ak weapon that can use them under the same roof based on constructive intent. Maybe I am wrong, but aren't these completely legal to sell to anyone and the end user is liable for what may happen. Maybe this isn't relevant , but there is a guy that is in prison from a recent ATF case against him involving possession of an airgun noise suppressor. It was clearly made to work only with airguns, but they insisted it still constituted a firearms noise suppressor. Anyway, th
  13. The TC case was about whether a box of parts can be sold that could potentially be configured as a short barrel rifle. TC won the case that they can sell the same parts in a box and that does not constitute constructive intent as it might if you have a full auto drop in sear and a gun that can utilize that sear. There is no ambiguity in that case. The Supreme Court decided that since a legal firearm configuration could be achieved with a box of parts from TC the box of parts would not automatically constitute constructive intent as the ATF suggested. The end user can still get in tr
  14. A pistol can only be configured from a receiver that has never had a stock on it. They consider configuring the same as assembly. Read the extra letter below. When a stock is placed on a pistol, it becomes a rifle. Reversing this cannot be done without a tax stamp. That's their rules. Anyway you cut it, you can't swap back and forth.
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