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Unread 04-13-2008, 05:11 PM
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Question on handgun laws

I was wanting to build a long range pistol, but i'm wanting to use a rem.700 rifle action. I had a guy to tell me, you could'nt build hand guns on a rifle action.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 05:59 PM
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Your Friend Is Right

It is against the law to build a pistol from an action already designated as a rifle. There are a couple of custom receivers out there you can build one from because there not yet designated as either a rifle or a pistol. The easiest way to build one is to buy an XP or Striker in a caliber you might want or have a gunsmith re-barrel or customize it. There is a guy(358hammer) over at Specialty Pistols that that uses undesignated Savage receivers and is building rear and center grips (I think) pistols from them.

Good Luck In Whatever You Decide
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Unread 04-13-2008, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will probbaly go the custom action way.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 09:40 PM
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well, your friend is kinda right. You would have to get a ATF short barreled rifle tax stamp and everything which would make it cost prohibitive. Kinda like it's not really illegal to have a full auto, provided you've spent the money to get the kings permission.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 10:07 PM
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Neal, 358hammer is on this site too ;-)

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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:10 PM
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Northland shooters supply sells the awesome savage benchrest action for $435. last I heard. Have two of them and can not say enough good about them. The benchrest accutrigger is definitely a different tune than the hunting one.

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Unread 05-01-2008, 04:14 PM
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The reverse is ok, you can build a rifle on an XP 100 action or any other action that was originaly desinated a pistol...
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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