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OLD SBR question

Discussion in 'GATE NFA/Class III' started by rem2429, Mar 24, 2010.


  1. rem2429

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    So an elderly family member dies and has an SBR created in the 1910's before it was regulated. What now?
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    Possession of a non-registered SBR is a felony.

    Here is an ATF letter on the subject
    http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/1999/09/090599-openletter-nfa-estate-transfers.html

     

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    I realize the nature of the problem.
    This is not in my possession, but I recommended the owner disassemble it and seperate the parts at the very least.
    Was there any grandfather clause for old weapons?
    I would think if there is no clause, then then the heir should destroy this.
    This was built pre-NFA, but I'm not sure how to prove that.
     
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  4. Zak Smith

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    There have been various amnesty periods in the history of NFA, but there is none currently.

    That it was built pre-NFA doesn't really matter.

    There are two situations I will bring your attention to: Remember that you can possess an AR-15 SBR upper if you do not possess any AR-15 lowers at the same time. Conversely, a receiver cannot run afoul of SBR length rules by itself, with no barrel in possession. In a hypothetical situation, an antique action in a stock with no barrel mounted (or in possession) cannot be an SBR.

    -z