Short Barrel Shotgun questions

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  1. gringogigante

    gringogigante Active Member TGT Supporter

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    Does anyone know what the deal is with ATF and short barrel shotguns?

    1. What is considered legal length and what length requires and ATF stamp?

    2. What is a good place to go to find short barrelled shotguns?

    3. What's a good price for a short barrelled 870?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     


  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Shotguns must have a minimum barrel length of 18" and overall length of at least 26" or it requires the ATF stamp.

    Federal and state law.
     
  3. gringogigante

    gringogigante Active Member TGT Supporter

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    How much is the tax stamp for that?
     
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    $200 for a SBS (Short Barrel Shotgun)

    If you buy a pistol grip shotgun it's considered a pistol by the ATF, so the overall length doesn't apply until you put a stock on it. Then it becomes a shotgun, and must have a barrel of 18" or greater, and overall length of 26" or greater.

    If the barrel of the pistol grip shotgun is less than 18" then it is considered an AOW (Any Other Weapon). That requires a $200 manufacture stamp to construct, and a $5 transfer stamp.

    If you put a stock on the pistol grip AOW, then it becomes an SBS. You then need to have it registered as an SBS.
     
  5. gringogigante

    gringogigante Active Member TGT Supporter

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    Anyone know where to get one o these SBS's?
     
  6. CALI

    CALI Active Member

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    Google for Class III firearms dealer around your area or neighbooring city/county. They should be able to point you to the right direction on paper work, Trust, sign offs etc. They are the ones that can order it for you or they may even have one already available.

    Good Luck.
     
  7. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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  8. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Class III dealer or LEO dealers could get you them.
     
  9. cuate

    cuate Well-Known

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    P.S. And if you want to make a shotgun barrel shorter via hacksaw or radiac wheel,
    let it be 1/2 inch longer than 18 inches so there will be no costly mistakes as per the Idaho massacre by the Feds.....From what I gathered the man may have cut off 1/4 inch too much barrel, His son, wife, and dogs were killed during the raid. A trained sniper by the name of Horiuchi killed his wife while she was holding their baby. She was not involved in the gunfight.
     
  10. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Can we PLEASE not turn this into a LEO bashing thread?!!!!! Your account is less than accurate and irreleavant to someone having an 18 inch barrel.

    Really, please.......
     

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