Pistol to rifle

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Project by Ritmann posted 08-23-2016 08:06 AM 1057 views 5 times favorited 14 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.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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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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