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Now That's a pistol!.... errr.... rifle...whatever

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Blackjack, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Cool guns (I love levers). Question is they are selling them as Class 3 "short rifles". Why wouldn't they be considered pistols like the short ar15 style pistol from Bushmaster?

    They are available in 457 Magnum (a new cartridge) or 50 Alaskan

    Here's the page. http://www.wildwestguns.com/Bushwacker/bushwacker.html

  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I saw one once before on Gunbroker.com that was sold as a pistol.

    That is nice, really nice. I would really like to have one. Wow. Cool Factor of a 10+!
  3. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    Probably because they started life as a rifle then were converted to what you see there.

    Just guessin'
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    That is trick... i 'll bet they "bark" pretty bad...Muzzle blast and flash.
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Those are some pretty strong calibers, If they would make'em in 30-30 or even the new 308Marlin, I think it would be a ball to shoot.
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    If it was manufactured as a pistol and never began its life as a rifle, then it legally is a handgun. I don't know for sure if the pistol-grip can entirely prevent the SBR designation that would require a NFA tax stamp, mainly because of the "once a machinegun" thing that the BATFE uses to keep folks from owning machineguns that were permanately converted to semi-automatic could concievably be applied here.
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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