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The internet likes to argue whether constructive possession is illegal and real, or not. In the interest of remaining a non-incarcerated free man, I choose to remain conservative about the issue.

That said, I filled the eForm 1 for my Scar 17s a week ago and figure I have a month or so to look for the best price on the barrel. IF I find one and jump on it, what do I do then? I have a good friend and neighbor, whose safe I could store the barrel in, . . . but he owns a 16s.

The ultimate question of this post is: Would that place him in a potential constructive possession situation? From a legal (BATFE) perspective, can you mount the 13" SCAR 17 CQC barrel in a 16s receiver and cause it to fire one round?

...or do I just need to store my SCAR receiver in his safe before the barrel is delivered? Other less desirable options: I know I could wait or get a safety deposit box or store it elsewhere.

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-Drew
 

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Not true. Read any media covering of a crime and you will see that a Glock, an AK, and an AR are all virtually identical assault weapons.
That unfortunately is true. The media jumps on the Anti gun bandwagon because the stories are big ratings and mucho money even if the stories they put out are pure BS and outright lies.
 

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Thanks. That's what I figured, but I must say: your example is just a wee bit more obvious than this. :idea:

I just never compared the receiver mounting between the two.
Yeah haha. I elaborated a little too much. in the NFA world you can never be too careful with the red tape
 

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if the barrel is shipped, you could leave the package intact, unopened. that will show no intention to assemble; or make an argument for not easily accessible.
if it's easy to give the barrel to your friend, one could argue that it's also easy to take [for assembly]. so i'm not sure the friend having it is that much better than an unopened package.

if you're really that worried about it, it's really a legal question and you should consult a lawyer.
 

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I too am very very careful not to break the law in anyway. Just now worth it IMHO. You have three options. One is to not purchase until stamp & engraving is done. Two is to pretend an ATF agent is following you around all day everyday, watching your every move. You purchase the barrel and it is supposed to arrive in two days...So you store your Scar 17 at another friends house, when the package arrives you don't have the Scar and you keep it sealed and give it to your neighbor to hold on to in a safe you can not access. Then go over to the other friends house and take back your scar to your house. Lastly number three. You find a good deal online and click buy. Package arrives and you take it to your neighbors and open it to make sure nothing is wrong or damaged. Then give it to him to put in his safe. When you get the stamp back and have your firearm engraved to NFA spec you then go over to the neighbors and get your barrel.

I would pick option 3 because I live in Georgia like you. A logical gun state! If I lived in NJ or NY I'd probably already be in jail for (insert false evidence) and not having my official DNC card.
 

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How many, if any, have been arrested and/or prosecuted for having a short barrel not attached to a gun in the box in their closet/safe? Any history?
 

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Don't over-think this(not a lawyer) but you or you're trust is supposed to be I possession of the rifle since you or 'it' has to be in order to file a form 1. If you find a good barrel, buy and have delivered to your friend/ family member, then retrieve when stamp is received. The authorities hopefully, are not tracking you, but don't be that guy. It's those surprises that you don't want to have to account for.


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Everyone has an opinion.

We all know the ATF changes theirs at a drop of a hat. Do you want to risk it???

At least, do not have the barrel at your place.
 
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