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what is the law about shotgun pistols

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saw an episode of sons of guns the other night when they cut the barrel and stock down on a side by side 20 gauge...called it a leopard gun. just got me to wondering what the law is about barrel length if its a pistol?
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Bitwise said:
A shotgun under 18" without a butt stock would be classified as an AOW under the NFA and would require a $5 tax stamp. If the same gun had a butt stock affixed it would be an short barred shotgun (SBS) and would require a $200 tax stamp. I believe an SBS can either have a butt stock or not, but an AOW shotgun must *not* have a butt stock.
Correct, to a point. A shotgun has to have a overall leangth of 26" and a barrel oal of 18" period! Any shotgun with a barrel/s under 18" or a OAL of 26" is concidered a nfa weapon ".410/45lc rifled barrel exclusion applies to pistols only" A shotgun with <-18" barrels and no stock can either be a aow or a sbs, a shotgun with a buttstock with <-18" barrels is a sbs it all depends on whats on the form 1,3 or 4. To form 1 "manufacture" a sbs or aow both are $200, however if you buy a pre made aow its a $5 stamp for transfer.
Bitwise said:
Aha - thanks for clarifying that. Didn't realize it was $200 to manufacture both.
Yep one of the reasons nfa'ers were trying to make suppressors concidered AOW's to make the transfer $195 cheaper, Its a %€&[email protected] when you pay for a 190 22lr suppressor and the tax is 200 lol :tophat:
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