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Multiple SBR uppers on single registered lower?

Discussion in 'GATE NFA/Class III' started by flynnstone, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. flynnstone


    Mar 8, 2004
    Ive heard that having multiple SBR uppers for a single registered lower on a form 1 is acceptable. The only condition is that the subsequent SBR uppers must have barrel lengths that exceed that of the originally registered SBR on the form 1.

    So if i register a 10.5" barrel on my form 1, i can buy other larger SBR uppers, for the registered lower, as long as they are greater than 10.5".

    Is this correct?

  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith 3Gunner Millennium Member

    Aug 25, 1999
    Fort Collins, CO, USA
    It depends if you have other non-SBR'd lowers in your safe. This has been covered at length in other threads.

  3. SmileForFlash


    Dec 26, 2015
    I filed my Form 1 with a 7.5" upper which allowed me to then purchase other uppers and never really worry about the length,
  4. jimmyheadgear


    Apr 23, 2013
    Upstate SC
    Any length upper can go on a registered lower.
  5. jmack37


    Nov 4, 2004
    SE Michigan
    You can have 100 AR uppers of varying lengths all less than 16" provided you have at least one AR SBR lower.

    You can have 10 regular AR lowers in the safe with your 100 AR uppers and STILL be fine as long as you also have that one SBR lower.

    The barrel length as listed on your NFA paperwork does not restrict you to any particular barrel length. You can go shorter or longer as your heart desires. Same for calibers. If your paperwork lists a 15.75" barrel, there is no reason you can't go to 2.9875".
  6. k4rch


    Jul 18, 2000
    Culpeper, VA
    Just to be clear, there is no such thing as a "registered lower." Either it's an SBR (with short barrel) or it's not.