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Ownership of short barreled rifles (SBR) is federally legal & no special license is required to own one.
Many states allow ownership of an SBR. Please check your local laws to determine if they are legal in your state.
An SBR is a type of firearm that is basically any rifle with a barrel shorter than 16″ or smaller than 26″ overall length. SBRs are regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA) as our machine guns and silencers.
The process to create an SBR is quite similar to silencer ownership:
1) You pick out an SBR you want to buy, we take payment and then transfer it in. Once we have it (usually only takes a few days but can be up to 8 weeks) we then help you submit the proper paperwork (form 5320.4 AKA Form 4) along with the $200 tax. Once approved you pick it up from us (same process as buying a handgun at this point). Simple.
2) You buy it from us. We then help you submit the proper paperwork (form 5320.4 AKA Form 4) along with the $200 tax. Once approved you pick it up from us (and submit a form 4473). Simple.
3) You make it. You buy the parts and then you submit the paperwork to the BATFE (5320.1 AKA Form 1). Once approved, you can then legally assemble your SBR. This can be a challenging process but people do it on occasion.
In all cases the SBR must be engraved on the receiver with the makers name, city and state; your name if you make it.
Also, an SBR rifle can be removed from the NFA list if the firearm is modified back to a non-SBR configuration and can then be sold, kept, gifted without the need for NFA transfer paperwork. The owner of the SBR must destroy, dispose or etc of the original SBR barrel. If you keep the short barrel the ATF still considers you in possession of an SBR. I like this fact as it gives you options in the future if needed.
Let us know if you have any questions or want to order your SBR.