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Author Topic: Franklin Armory Introduces non-NFA Short Barrel ‘Firearm’ With Standard Stock  (Read 3369 times)

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11.5 inch barrel with a standard stock.    I am betting its a close cousin to the aids cannon.

Time for speculation on what makes it legal.



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Strange, it really doesn't go into the other specs. Maybe it has something to do with the rifling.

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Was coming to post this as well. They made it a point to talk about a “rifled” barrel. Could they have developed a different way to achieve bullet spin?
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Wouldn't it also be 50 state legal since it's not a rifle and gets around wording of assault weapon bans?  ;D

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I read a theory that it's a binary trigger that makes it non-NFA. Something about a Machine Gun being defined as multiple rounds with "single function of trigger" and a NFA rifle definition being one round with each "pull" of a trigger, this firing two rounds with a binary trigger is neither making it a "firearm"?

« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 07:50:17 AM by SEABASS18 »

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Franklin Armory SBR or Other?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 10:00:32 AM »
Franklin Armory Introduces Short Barrel ‘Firearm’ With Standard AR Stock and ATF Approval

Interesting....likely classes as Other. add a forward grip and its CT legal??

According to the NFA an SBR is any firearm with a buttstock that has a rifled barrel of less than sixteen inches, or an overall length of less than twenty six inches. The total length is measured in the extended position. However, Franklin Armory found a shocking loophole.

As part of the new Reformation line of patent pending NRS firearms, the first SKUs in the Reformation line feature a non-NFA configuration with an 11.5″ barrel and a conventional stock as shown in the press release....

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Re: Franklin Armory SBR or Other?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 10:05:20 AM »
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Franklin Armory Introduces Short Barrel ‘Firearm’ With Standard AR Stock and ATF Approval
Figured I'd merged this thread with the prior thread on the Franklin Armory SBR already running since both link to the same URL.
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The picture shows the selector in bright red - has to be as reason for that..... :tat:

 This level of legal loop-holery pleases me greatly.

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The picture shows the selector in bright red - has to be as reason for that..... :tat:

 This level of legal loop-holery pleases me greatly.


They all have that red switch that has the binary. The key word is the patented technology. I reckon the binary is a red herring.

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Maybe a clue here:


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Yep, that would lend credence to the binary trigger theory. Seems more reasonable when you consider the fact that they manufacture one.

Not up to speed as to the legality of binary triggers in CT but I would guess we're SOL on this one.