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Would this be a SBS or AOW?

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Big-Tex, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Big-Tex

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    I would like to buy a coach gun in .20 ga and cut barrel off very short and cut the stock to a pistol grip.

    Would that be a short barrel shot gun or an any other weapon? If it's going to be a SBS I'd rather keep the stock an have the ability to shoulder it, but for the stamp tax savings I would prefer to make it a AOW.

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    Justin
     
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    can't be a aow cause it came with a stock to begin with, the way I understand it.
     
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    Correct, it would have to be registered as an SBS not an AOW because it was a shotgun with a stock. Also, AOW's cost $200 to make on a Form 1 for non-licensed manufacturers (you, unless you have an 07/02 FFL/SOT). They only transfer to subsequent owners for $5 on a Form 4, so you would not be saving any money even if you could do it.
     
  4. Big-Tex

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    What if I just wanted to put a 14" barrel on my 870? Could I get the stamp and have the receiver engraved then be able to use a 14" and 28" (or any where in between) barrel interchangeably?
     
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    Sure can. That is exactly what I did with my 870. Here is my 870 SBS with a factory 14" barrel.

    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v389_CAR_AR_M16_Remington870.jpg
     
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    That's awesome. Thanks for the quick responses. Now to save a little money and tacti-coolize my 870.
     
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    Is chopping of 4" of barrel worth what you gain? What do you gain, besides mega cool points? Now a 12" double barel aow would be incredibly devastating at close quarters as well as ur 14".
     
  8. CAR-AR-M16

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    I guess it depends on your definition of "worth it". It was to me. It is much easier to manuver in a narrow hallway or get out of a vehicle with. Look how many guys think there is a world of difference between a 14.5" vs. 16" AR and that is only 1.5"

    If it is a very short package you are looking for, I would rather have a 5 shot 12.5" 870 with Birdshead grip over a 2 shot 12" double barrel. Here is a pic of an AOW 870 I used to have (it was built on a virgin 870 receiver by Scattergun Technologies which is why it could be an AOW).

    aimg.photobucket.com_albums_v389_CAR_AR_M16_870AOW.jpg
     
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    If you want just an AOW, a way to save money would be to have an 07/02 FFL manufacture an AOW for you with a virgin receiver. Then the transfer would only be $5.00. The 07/02 doesn't have to pay the $200.00 "making" fee.

    If it's registered as an AOW, it can not have a buttstock. As an SBS you can have whatever you want.

    For me, I'd rather pay the $200.00 and register it as a SBS. That way you could put any size barrel or stock you wanted on it and switch back and forth whenever I wanted to and not have to worry about it.
     
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    Personally I think it is well worth it. I would most likely run a 12" barrel on mine. That's a 6" savings, which is fairly significant.
     

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