What Is The Legal Process For Converting A New Pistol To An Sbr?

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What is the legal process for converting a new pistol to an SBR?

If the firearm is legally registered as a pistol then the method to convert it to an SBR is incredibly simple. Obtain a copy of a ATF Form 1 “Application to Make and Register a Firearm”. Purchase a $200 tax stamp from the ATF and affix it to the form AFTER you have filled out the form and reviewed it for accuracy. Purchase a pair of 2x2 photographs and affix to the form. Send in the completed form. OR You complete all of this on the ATF website at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Q. Do I have to engrave the firearm? A. No..and yes. If you plan to keep the weapon for yourself and have no intention of selling it then you do not need to engrave it. While it is considered re-manufactured the current serial number is all the ATF needs as long as it is in your possession. If you plan to sell the firearm later then you will need to have it engraved with the appropriate info beforehand. This is covered in the ATF FAQ section. Q. How do I get an $200 tax stamp? A. You can apply through the ATF and wait for them to send you one within 2 months or more. Alternatively you can fill out the Form 1 at the ATF website and pay the $200 during that process if you have a credit card available. Q. Which is better, online or on paper? A. Online registration is faster and often has a faster return. There are some caveats such as restrictions on the type of electronic files types that can be submitted (PDF is ok) for Trust information and so on. You will need to have your 2x2 pictures scanned into electronic format as well.

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Q. What if I need help with the Form 1? A. If it is not on the online website for some reason, fill it out on paper. There are templates to help you complete some parts of the ATF form. The ATF website includes some additional information in regard to printing the ATF form for printing. Alternatively, call or go to an ATF office where you can complete the form yourself. Q. Should I have this done by a gunsmith, or should I send it in? A. The ATF does not provide any guarantees at this time about where you will get your SBR. If you think you may be unable to access the Internet quickly and properly without the assistance of a gunsmith then this option needs to be explored to see what options will work best for you.

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