Here's the latest from Mark H. at FNH-USA.
Sorry, but I can't get the details of the barrel lengths/part numbers to algn correctly, but you get the idea.
From: Mark Hanish <@fnhusa.com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 8:00 AM
Subject: RE: SCAR stuff...
We are expecting the short barrels any day. The barrels are made and are waiting for some parts for final assembly.
There is currently no discussion of us releasing a factory short barrel rifle. We would love to offer it, but we are not able to at this time, as the SCAR rifles are imported from Belgium.
Please see below for more information on the SCAR barrels:
Please spread the word that the SCAR short barrels are coming. This is a good time for everyone (end user customers) to get Form 1s completed so they can take advantage of the short barrels when they are delivered in a few months. Dealers will need this information to assist their customers in completing Form 1s.
FNH USA is pleased to announce that complete “CQB” length barrel assemblies for the SCAR 16S and 17S will be available to the commercial market in the Fall of 2012. Proudly built in the USA by the same manufacturer who has been providing machine gun, carbine, and precision rifle barrels to our Military and Special Operations Troops for years, the FN SCAR® Complete Barrel Assemblies represent the highest order of quality and precision manufacturing in the world. Now, the same core concept of mission specific adaptability that the SCAR® system provides for USSOCOM Operators will be available to our commercial customers as well.
The barrels are free floating, cold hammer forged, chrome lined and built to rigid Mil Spec standards. Each complete assembly includes the front sight and gas block assemblies, gas piston, 6 O’clock rail, and flash hider installed. The complete barrel assembly comes ready to be installed by the user using only a Torx® T-25 torque wrench and is ready to shoot without head-spacing.
The application process for manufacturing a short barreled rifle may take months to complete. Thoroughly reviewing the ATF requirements and correctly filling out all paperwork will help avoid timely errors. Among the information required to apply for a permit to manufacture a short barreled rifle is the barrel length and overall length of the rifle. Reference the table below for this information:
New Overall Length
Actual Barrel Length
SCAR 16S 10" Barrel Assembly
SCAR 16S 14" Barrel Assembly
SCAR 17S 13" Barrel Assembly
ATTENTION: Barrels less than 16” are subject to NFA regulation. All NFA Regulations apply. Please check your local and state laws before ordering. Contact your local ATF Field Office with any NFA related questions you may have, or reference the ATF via their website by clicking the following link: http://www.atf.gov/
As always, it is good to hear from you, please let me know if I can help!
Mark T. Hanish
Western Regional Sales Manager
FNH USA, LLC
28248 N Tatum Blvd Ste B1-231 | Cave Creek AZ 85331