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Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by HK91 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:24 pm

Hello,

I submitted a eForm 1 for an AR-15 SBR back in early February and it was approved in late June. I miscalculated the overall length and put 31.5" for the length of the SBR with the 10.5" barrel on the F1. Once I got it all put together, I measured it at 28" with the stock extended and not including the muzzle brake mount. With the muzzle brake the length is 30".

So my question is do I need to let the ATF know the new length?

Some searches I did indicate I would not include the added length of the muzzle brake.

So is the correct length to use 28"?

How do I inform the ATF if needed, letter or is there a form?

Thanks,

HK91

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Re: Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by Bendersquint » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:52 pm

HK91 wrote:Hello,

I submitted a eForm 1 for an AR-15 SBR back in early February and it was approved in late June. I miscalculated the overall length and put 31.5" for the length of the SBR with the 10.5" barrel on the F1. Once I got it all put together, I measured it at 28" with the stock extended and not including the muzzle brake mount. With the muzzle brake the length is 30".

So my question is do I need to let the ATF know the new length?

Some searches I did indicate I would not include the added length of the muzzle brake.

So is the correct length to use 28"?

How do I inform the ATF if needed, letter or is there a form?

Thanks,

HK91
Yes, you need to notify the ATF of the amended length.

You only count permanent features in the measurement, if the brake/fh comes off then its not counted.

I would send the ATF a letter with a copy of your Form1 and ask that the length be amended to 28".

In 3 years you will receive a letter that it has been amended and thank you for keeping the NFRTR up to date.

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Re: Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by HK91 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:08 am

Thanks Bender for the quick reply.

I will write the letter this weekend and take care of it. If it was not for a a buddy asking how long the SBR turned out because he thought it seemed shorter than 31."5 I told him, I would not have measured it.

Thanks again,

HK91

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Re: Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by Bendersquint » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:38 am

Its pretty common to amend the length on SBR's. Its done all the time.

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Re: Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by LawBob » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:52 pm

Bendersquint wrote:
HK91 wrote:Hello,

I submitted a eForm 1 for an AR-15 SBR back in early February and it was approved in late June. I miscalculated the overall length and put 31.5" for the length of the SBR with the 10.5" barrel on the F1. Once I got it all put together, I measured it at 28" with the stock extended and not including the muzzle brake mount. With the muzzle brake the length is 30".

So my question is do I need to let the ATF know the new length?

Some searches I did indicate I would not include the added length of the muzzle brake.

So is the correct length to use 28"?

How do I inform the ATF if needed, letter or is there a form?

Thanks,

HK91
Yes, you need to notify the ATF of the amended length.

You only count permanent features in the measurement, if the brake/fh comes off then its not counted.

I would send the ATF a letter with a copy of your Form1 and ask that the length be amended to 28".

In 3 years you will receive a letter that it has been amended and thank you for keeping the NFRTR up to date.


:lol:

What if you put a SBS for 7" barrel, and 20" OAL, but when it came time to circumcise, you only took 9" off (so, a barrel length of 9")?

i.e., I could still chop it to my SBS Form1 ...

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Re: Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by renegade » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:23 pm

I would not waste my time or theirs over 3.5 inches of OAL.

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Re: Wrong Length on a Form 1

Post by Kramer » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:53 am

renegade wrote:I would not waste my time or theirs over 3.5 inches of OAL.
Exactly. All they worry about is that you took the time to register a shorty.

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