Originally Posted by Raleigh Glocker
Here's the stupidity of the law- did you buy this brand new as either a stripped lower or a pistol lower with the buffer tube installed?
As mentioned, it's OK to build a stripped receiver into a pistol, and you can convert a pistol to a rifle and back again without any problems.
However, if you build a rifle with it first, then you can't later make it a pistol. Same goes if the person you bought it from made it into a rifle first. Stupid, right?
Don't forget that you can make an AR pistol from a virgin receiver and use a carbine buffer tube which could easily accept a carbine stock, but having a spare carbine stock "in your possession" makes the legal configuration illegal. Talk about stupid...
"If I was you I would keep it just like it is... and shoot the **** out of it until something breaks. Then replace whatever it is and keep shooting."
Last edited by LA_357SIG; 03-03-2013 at 21:21..
Reason: http://www.jcweaponry.com/images/ar15/BB.JPG http://www.atf.gov/regulations-rulings/rulings/atf-rulings/atf-ruling-2011-4.pdf