Pistol Grip to Straight with serial number issue
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    Pistol Grip to Straight with serial number issue

    So this is certainly an interesting conversion project, pistol grip to straight that is. I am contemplating doing this to my Western Field/Marlin .30-30. The serial number is stamped on the lower tang. It is also stamped on the side of the upper tang (without the letter prefix however). I consider it odd that the serial number is stamped on a part of the firearm that is removable.
    Since the serial number is also on the upper tang (permanently attached to the receiver), is it possible/legal/advisable to perform a pistol grip to straight grip conversion?
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    The thing that makes it illegal is if you alter or remove it. Alter = making it a different number. Removing it means you don't restamp it after you cut the tang. Your gun is not altered or removed if you restamp it after you cut the tang. The newer guns have the number stamped in the side of the action.


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