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    To build an AR pistol with a never built into a rifle lower.... do you need to do any special paperwork. And if you decide to transfer it would anything need to be done at that point?

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    If it is a lower that has never had an upper on it, it can go either way. Its all about the length of the barrel. If you sell it as a pistol it must be transferred as such.

    No matter what you tell yourself, size matters

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    Lol, so paperwork isnt needed on the initial pistol build?

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    When you go to pick up your lower from your ffl, inform them that you want to make it into a pistol, so they can give you the correct paperwork to fill out. They run through the same process as buying a glock or 1911.

    I just did it two weeks ago. It's easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkinsje View Post
    Lol, so paperwork isnt needed on the initial pistol build?
    No if it's a virgin lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalmother85 View Post
    When you go to pick up your lower from your ffl, inform them that you want to make it into a pistol, so they can give you the correct paperwork to fill out. They run through the same process as buying a glock or 1911.

    I just did it two weeks ago. It's easy.
    You did yours as a pistol and not an other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ C-burg View Post
    No if it's a virgin lower.
    Define "virgin".

    Are you talking about an 80% lower, or a "100%" stripped lower?

    What makes it a "virgin"?



    And what if an FFL was never involved?
    What if a stripped lower is purchased FTF without any FFL/paper involvement? Could that be made into a pistol?
    I would assume it would have to be considered a rifle since no FFL was used, but I really don't fully understand the whole "pistol/rifle/other" stuff.
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    Virgin refers to never been assembled. Most dealers just call them stripped.

    Pistol= If you buy an AR lower that is stamped pistol or barreled less than 16" it is transferred as such.
    Rifle= If it has a barrel more than 16".
    Other= Is a virgin or stripped lower that has not been classified or had an upper attached.

    It can be from a 100%, an 80%, or a 0%.

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    I didn't know 'other' was an option. I'm a boot in this respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ C-burg View Post
    Virgin refers to never been assembled. Most dealers just call them stripped.

    Pistol= If you buy an AR lower that is stamped pistol or barreled less than 16" it is transferred as such.
    Rifle= If it has a barrel more than 16".
    Other= Is a virgin or stripped lower that has not been classified or had an upper attached.

    It can be from a 100%, an 80%, or a 0%.

    OK, so where does that put my stripped lower example that is owned having not been classified as anything?
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