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Offline z00mie

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Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:28:10 PM »
Is the scorpion pistol barrel serial numbered to match the pistol? I'm considering going carbine and swapping the handguard and barrel to end up with an SBR. Any other differences other than flash hider, hider retainer and handguard between pistol and carbine?

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 07:56:25 PM »
Wow, crickets...

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 08:03:51 PM »
If you put a carbine barrel on your pistol and a stock it's now a Rifle. Not a SBR. Many barrels are stamped factory with SN however they do not have to match.

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 06:56:31 PM »
X16191, I'm considering putting a pistol barrel on a carbine (after receiving my tax stamp) as I am able to get a substantial discount on a carbine unit. I just wanted to know if the pistol's barrel has a serial number. If they do, then I'll go with a pistol to SBR as no re-barrel is necessary and thus, no parts mismatch (from a collecting standpoint, I see this as important).

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:22:27 PM »
X16191, I'm considering putting a pistol barrel on a carbine (after receiving my tax stamp) as I am able to get a substantial discount on a carbine unit. I just wanted to know if the pistol's barrel has a serial number. If they do, then I'll go with a pistol to SBR as no re-barrel is necessary and thus, no parts mismatch (from a collecting standpoint, I see this as important).

Its really hard to follow what you are saying... Doesn't matter if the barrel is serial numbered or not, it makes no difference in any case what so ever but do your thing... I will help break this down for you...

IF you want to SBR and pay your $200 stamp.... Start with a Carbine... It is MUCH cheaper in the long run.... I'll break down why...

If you guy the pistol and the stock kit, it is more expensive than buying a Carbine to start...
Also, If you guy a Carbine, it is already 922.r compliant and no other parts are needed....
If you already own the Pistol and want to SBR it, you are out the Stock kit, AND have to change several parts to make it 922.r compliant...

Start with a Carbine and you can cut the barrel to what ever you want or swap barrels to a K or whatever and nothing (other than your stamp) needs to be completed...

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 10:27:44 PM »
Is the scorpion pistol barrel serial numbered to match the pistol? I'm considering going carbine and swapping the handguard and barrel to end up with an SBR. Any other differences other than flash hider, hider retainer and handguard between pistol and carbine?

Yes, it matches if built by the factory, but the serial number on the receiver is the one that is the one that the ATF considers the firearm's serial number.  Even with a different number hidden underneath of the handguard, I don't know of anyone that would care whether the engraving underneath the handguard is the same or not.  Much "to do" about nothing.

If you're worried about that, just buy a pistol I guess and do your paperwork and throw a stock on it.

I swap my pistol to a carbine and back and forth on a whim.  And no tax stamp needed.

The catch is though, you have to start off with a pistol receiver in order to do that.  Technically, though as long as you don't have it in an unlawful configuration, I doubt it would ever matter.

The beauty about the scorpion is you have to remove the stock before you can remove and replace the barrels just because of how it assembles.

Just don't have a pistol barrel less than 16 inches and the rifle stock and/or a vertical grip at the same time without doing a tax stamp first.

Enjoy.





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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 09:10:23 AM »
Incidentally, I've noticed the latest CZ Scorpion line (mine, a 2018 pistol) no longer have the European CIP proof marks. I suspect this is a sign the guns are being assembled (and some parts manufactured) in the USA.

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 01:23:42 PM »
The link below begins to explain the lack of CIP in the roll stamp.

Good Luck with the EVO carbine, I really like mine.

https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=89071.0

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Re: Scorpion Pistol, Serial Numbered? Other differences?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 01:46:44 PM »
Awesome! Thank you!