25 January 2019
A rifle converted to pistol is defined as an SBR ( short barreled rifle), either pay the 200 tax stamp, wait a year, then make the change....and follow rules or go to jail.
Pistols can be longer, rifles and shotguns can’t get shorter. That’s the rhyme to remember.
Contenders after the first few years were all registerd and sold as pistol actions and release all concerns.
Encores as well.
Any salesman dumb enough to have listed a carbine contender as a rifle was a jack-hole. There were a few.
Hope that helps. A savage striker is a model 10 rifle modified. Can’t make a model 10 into a striker. You can do as you please with a striker.