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Pistol transformed into Carbine Legal?

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Hello everyone,

I don't know where else to ask this question. Is it legal to transform a single shot centerfire pistol into a carbine by adding my own stock? Is there a barrel length issue? The barrel is only about 10" now. If anyone has info about it or where to ask it I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance :) .
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Don't secure a stock to any gun with a barrel less than 16" in length - that a FEDERAL OFFENSE!

Same applies with putting a pistol grip onto frame with barrel longer than 16" - still a short rifle. Only if barrel exceeds 16" AND overall length of gun is is > than 26" is it not a short rifle - now is legal.

Doing so creates a short rifle - you can do this with a permit secured by BATF, but without that permit - you are a criminal now.

Silly law to me (making a gun more accurate), but thems the rules, as far as I know. Check first and make sure.
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