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    Default Re: Barrel length

    Quote Originally Posted by rmmpe View Post
    Tax stamp ???
    Yes, a rifle with an overall length less than 26" is a class 3 (I'm guessing an AOW, someone more informed can tell you the classification) and requires a $200 tax stamp and ATF approval to manufacture.
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    Default Re: Barrel length

    yep minimum 16" barrel and 26" overall to not fall into nfa territory. and unless you have a lathe and tools to shorten the barrel yourself its not worth it on a cheap highpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psweigle View Post
    Didn't say you couldnt hunt with it, but it falls under handgun, not rifle. This is strait from a local game warden. He and I were talking about them at the range.
    Your reference is word of mouth from a game warden? The only way you could discredit yourself any more is if you involved Russia or Kim Jong-un.

    You said Short barreled rifles are not hunting rifles. Seeing how the state of Pennsylvania does not ever use the term "hunting rifle" then how exactly do you define a "hunting rifle" if not by:"a rifle you can hunt with."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmmpe View Post
    MT1, et al,

    I was incorrect. My High Point 4595 has a barrel length of 17-1/2". Removing 1-1/2" now looks like a viable option.
    A Bullpup conversion and shortening the barrel by 1-1/2" will reduce the OAL to 25-1/2" (from 32").

    BTW, if hunting was in my future, I sure wouldn't be using a PCC. My 7mm Magnum worked fine for anything I'd encounter in NA when I was hunting.
    Always leave a measurable portion over the legal limit. ...one man's measuring tool may be different from another man's measuring tool.

    And, if you shorten that OAL to under 26" you are creating a Title II SBR which will need a tax stamp just the same as had you shortened the barrel to under 16".
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    Quote Originally Posted by psweigle View Post
    Didn't say you couldnt hunt with it, but it falls under handgun, not rifle. This is strait from a local game warden. He and I were talking about them at the range.

    You and him are wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanB View Post
    You and him are wrong
    Well then, I guess I am misinformed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhr View Post
    Your reference is word of mouth from a game warden? The only way you could discredit yourself any more is if you involved Russia or Kim Jong-un.

    You said Short barreled rifles are not hunting rifles. Seeing how the state of Pennsylvania does not ever use the term "hunting rifle" then how exactly do you define a "hunting rifle" if not by:"a rifle you can hunt with."
    After investigation and reading up on it, you are correct. The only requirements are that it is not a semiautomatic for large game, and that you must have the tax stamp when using it. I stand corrected, and thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanB View Post
    You and him are wrong
    After reading up on it, you are right that the information I received was indeed incorrect.

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    If there is one thing that the forum proves time after time is that much of what we hear from police officers, troopers, game wardens, constables and especially gun shop owners is wrong. They do usually provide a decent starting point to start research but by no means should the word or opinion of one of these professionals be considered the be all and end all fact of the matter.
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    Maybe similar to why medical doctors and attorneys confer with each other to see if they are missing something.

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