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Aow shotgun vs sbs stamp cost

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Shriner, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Shriner

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    Just for s&g's why is the stamp for a Aow shoty(7' ) only $ 5.00 and a SBS(-18 ") $200.00 ?
     
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    $5 is the cost of a transfer on an AOW. It still costs $200 to file a form 1 to make an AOW yourself.

    I would imagine that AOWs are less "dangerous". Trying to figure out why the .gov does anything is an exercise in futility.
     
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    It doesn't have anything to do with barrel length other than less than 18".

    An AOW can never have had a buttstock installed. A "virgin" receiver.
    AOW's can also be things like pen guns, phone guns and other weird stuff.

    A SBS can have as short a barrel as you want either with or without a buttstock.
     
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    I ask because someome posted a link to a shop with a listing for a ready made aow shoty 6.5'' barrel and the listing said $5 tax stamp. And on the Shooting gallery show the host was showing off some of his guns ,he had a aow shoty and said the stamp as $5 for it.
     
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    Why? My guess is that when they determined the tax for AOW's they were thinking of small novelty weapons like pen and cane guns. They didn't imagine people would make sawed-off shotguns using this description.

    It's just a guess. Who can say why the government does what it does?

    I'll say this though, I've had both and having the buttstock on a SBS is worth the extra money.
     
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    The shortly did look sooooooo sexy in the maimi vice movie ! I would go for a basic 18.5" full stock why sent any more money to the govt than I have to.
     
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    If the AOW has already been made and registered the transfer fee to another person is $5.00.

    If you want to get a virgin receiver and make your own with a Form 1, the "making" fee is $200.00. After it's made the cost to transfer to someone else on a Form 4 is $5.00.

    A way to avoid the $200.00 "making" fee is to have an 07/02 FFL make one for you. They do not have to pay the $200.00 making fee. After it's made, they can transfer it to you for $5.00.
     
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    Thanks firecop , the turn around time for the $5 stamp the same as a $200 stamp ? 6 months to one day before he$$ frozen over ?
     
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    AOW's transfer on a Form 4 just like any other NFA weapon. No faster, no slower.
     

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