Pistol to rifle

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Project by Ritmann posted 08-23-2016 08:06 AM 1868 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was for a friend who is very big in the costume scene. He travels all around the country doing conventions, usually as some characters from Star Wars. This time he wanted to do Kurt Russles character from the Hateful Eight. This is my version of a coachman rifle. Fun project and my first time really ever carving anything.

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 11:02 AM

Looks real nice..

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 11:47 AM

Nice work on that stock. Is that a Buntline Special that you put it on?

cheers, Jim

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 01:30 PM

It’s very nice indeed.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 02:00 PM

Dang that’s a nice “hog-leg” !

Nice job on the stock !

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 02:31 PM

Awesome job.

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 02:58 PM

Might want to be careful on projects like this, not sure how long the barrel is on the pistol but you may have just created a short barrel rifle which requires extra stamps in most states. unless the pistol is costume and not real, in that case nice job

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 03:08 PM

it looks like something from starwars ….....GREAT JOB

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#8 posted 08-23-2016 03:51 PM

Nice job, but the Feds won’t like it ;-(

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 11:00 PM

Nine inch barrels are a little nose heavy even in light calibers.

Very nice conversion and easy to return to stock if needed.
That looks a lot like a Heritage “rough-rider” to me.

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#10 posted 08-24-2016 12:39 AM

Special build for CCW! LOL

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#11 posted 08-24-2016 02:07 AM

I liked it this AM so I hope this post gets you to #1

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 12:30 PM

I think Notw is correct, when shouldered it becomes a short barrel rifle, the barrel needs to be at least 16”long. Nice work non the less.

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#13 posted 08-25-2016 02:42 AM

Assuming this is a prop gun, but just in case it isn’t.

From the ATF:

“If a person has a pistol and an attachable shoulder stock, does this constitute possession of an NFA firearm?

Yes, unless the barrel of the pistol is at least 16 inches in length (and the overall length of the firearm with stock attached is at least 26 inches). However, certain stocked handguns, such as original semiautomatic Mauser “Broomhandles” and Lugers, have been removed from the purview of the NFA as collectors’ items.

[26 U.S.C. 5845, 27 CFR 479.11]”

If it’s not registered as an SBR (short barreled rifle), even keeping the handgun and the stock in the same house constitutes a felony.


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#14 posted 08-27-2016 02:37 AM

Nice job!

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#15 posted 10-02-2016 04:26 AM

Great job on the stock looks great. I sold guns for many years. In order to put a stock on a pistol or revolver you must fill out a Form 1 and send to ATF with all your info and the guns info and tell in detail what you intend to do length width over all length ect plus sumit a drawing of it with a check for $200. The whole process takes about 6-9 months and they will send you paer work with a stamp that must be kept with the gun if aproved. Also it has to be in a safe and any time you move you must noyify the ATF before you move and even give the the route you are taking if crossing state lines. This alo means they have the ATF has the right to show up at your door anytime they want and ask you to produce the gun. If you sell it the person buying it must do the same paperwork and background check. Failer to do so is upto a $250,000 fine and upto 10 years in club fed. You did a wonderful job you should do some rifle stocks for people. Just remember if the barrel is under 16 in on a rifled gun barrel no stock can be used and = on a smoth bore like a shot gun the barrel must be 18in with or without a stock. Not downing on you most peole don’t know and the ATF don’t care. so I only post this so someone else doesnt do the same. Also as stated above even if it is off but in the same house or car as the gun it is a felony. as pretty as it is I would tell him to burn it or do the stamp. And remember once it has a stam even with the stock removed it will always be a SBR that must have a stamp done everytime it changes hands. This is the same process to own a supressor, or pre ban machine gun.

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