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Author Topic: converting rifle to firearm or "other" (specifically the Ruger PC)  (Read 179 times)

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have been looking at 9mm "others" but undecided

I do not own a Ruger PC but would it be legal to buy one and reduce the stock so overall length is 26.5"?

just saw off the last seven inches of stock

it would not be a rifle since it is not intended to be fired from the shoulder

would it just be a firearm or an Other?

and if an Other, could you then add a forward grip?

do Others have to be created by a Manufacturer from a virgin receiver?

could Madsmith buy a Ruger PC, shorten the stock so overall length 26.5"
and then add a vertical forward grip and sell it to me as an Other?

I guess the same thing could be done to a Mini 14

thanks.



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Re: converting rifle to firearm or "other" (specifically the Ruger PC)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:01:14 PM »
Once a rifle, always a rifle.  The only thing it can be turned into is an SBR.

Even a rifle stripped of its stock is still considered a rifle.  Even stripped down to a bare naked receiver, the ATF still considers it a rifle.  If you make it able to fire while being shorter than 26in, it will be an SBR, and needs a tax stamp.
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Re: converting rifle to firearm or "other" (specifically the Ruger PC)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 08:02:52 PM »
My understanding is that Rifles can never become Others.

Also, why on earth would you want to do that?  The Ruger PCC is somewhat cool because it is a handy rifle that is legal in CT.   I don’t want, say, a Bren Other - I’d much rather have a rifle, with a folding stock.  But I’ll settle for an Other because I can’t have the Rifle. 

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Re: converting rifle to firearm or "other" (specifically the Ruger PC)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 08:04:57 PM »
Also, if you make a Rifle less than 30 inches long in CT, then it’s an illegal Assault Weapon. 

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Re: converting rifle to firearm or "other" (specifically the Ruger PC)
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 09:00:57 PM »
OOOOPS . . . I overlooked the 30" minimum while checking single features qualifying for AW

so would it be possible  for a Manufacturer to buy a virgin receiver, then
make an Other with forward vertical handgrip?

the Other could have a pistol grip too, right?

And I am thinking specifically of Ruger PC 9 or Mini 14's

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Re: converting rifle to firearm or "other" (specifically the Ruger PC)
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 09:41:13 PM »
But what’s the point?  The Ruger PCC isn’t set up for a pistol grip.  I suppose it could be kluged together, but why?  And because the PCC doesn’t need a pistol grip, it isn’t an AW, which is very convenient, because having a proper stock is nice.