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Looking for advice on making an AOW shotgun

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by CameronB, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. CameronB

    CameronB New Member

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    So, I'm looking into getting my hands on a short barreled shotgun with a pistol grip rather of a shoulder stock, but I'm a little iffy on exact NFA rules.

    I understand that what I want will be classified as an Any Other Weapon, due to it not being made to fire from the shoulder, rather than a short barreled shotgun, which are. AOW only require a $5 tax stamp, versus the $200 for other class 2 firearms.

    However, want about the tax stamp for making such a weapon? If I were to buy say, a stoeger coach shotgun, what exact process would I need to go through to legally be able to cut down the barrel and either switch out the stock for a pistol grip or cut that down as well?

    Would it be easier/cheaper to just find a smith in the area to do the work for me?

    also, if it would be easier to just have it made for me, I live in the portland metro area and don't drive(never need too out here), anyone have any recommendations for where to get the work done at?
     
  2. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    If you buy an AOW its a $5 tax to transfer it to you. If you build an AOW its a $200 tax. You cant make an AOW from a shotgun that previously has been equipped with a shoulder stock. Has to be from a pistol gripped shotgun that has never had a stock or from a bare receiver.

    I know, not what you wanted to hear.
     
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  3. CameronB

    CameronB New Member

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    So, I assume it would just be considered a short barreled shotgun rather an AOW if it has ever had a shoulder stock on it? Because I've seen places offer them with pistol grips, I believe paladinarmory offers it under the name "bearclaw", for example.
     
  4. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Right. If it had a stock originally it cannot be made into a AOW. Just into a SBS. If it starts from a bare receiver it can be an AOW, SBS or a regular shotgun.
     
  5. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    I ordered mine from Capitol Armory in texas, It's a Mossberg 590A1 14". It came without any pistol grip of any kind, I put a Hogue "Tamer" on it. I call it the bit#h for a reason, not at all fun to shoot.

    I'd recommend going the SBS route.

    You could go the route of the 26 1/2" pistol grip with the long birds head (Raven I think, from shockwave Tech) there's a few companies out there selling them as non-NFA, built "other" firearms.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015