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Short barreled shotgun in Washington

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by G-19, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. G-19

    G-19 vancouver Member

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    I know that Washington Residents are allowed to have and use the short barreled shotguns with pistol grips. Are Washington Residents allowed to own and use a short barreled shotgun with a fixed or adjustable stock? Thank you.
     
  2. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    No SBS at all in WA - only AOWs The Serbu Shorty is an AOW.
     
  3. G-19

    G-19 vancouver Member

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    So, does adding the stock make it an short barreled shotgun and just the pistol grip without stock makes it an AOW?
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    AOW must have NEVER had a stock attached to it in it's lifetime. If it left the factory with a stock, then it can ONLY be converted into an SBS (Illegal in WA)

    Adding a stock to an AOW makes it an SBS (Illegal in WA)
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Check this out.

    The Serbu on the bottom, came from the Remington factory with a stock attached before heading to Serbu for the conversion.

    The Serbu on the top left the Mossberg factory with a pistol grip and 18" bbl before heading to the same place, for the same conversion.

    The bottom Serbu is a SBS (Illegal in WA) The top Serbu is and AOW (Totally legal in WA)

    DSC00582.jpg
     
  6. G-19

    G-19 vancouver Member

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    So just to clarify. I can add a pistol grip to my 18.5" Remington which left the factory with a stock, but I cannot shorten the barrel length at all becuase that would make it an SBS. Is this correct?
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Correct.:thumbup:
     
  8. G-19

    G-19 vancouver Member

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    Thank you! I sure like the looks of those Serbus but A three round capacity is not enough for my liking.:(
     
  9. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I only need 1 round.:D
     
  10. G-19

    G-19 vancouver Member

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    Great reply!:thumbup:
     
  11. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Get the Aguila mini shot-shells. I was out with a group of friends, one of whom had a Sebu, he loaded up 6 rounds. Fired all 6 with no hangups(unlike my full sized Maverick 88).

    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catal...ge-aguila-minishell-slugs/cName/12-gauge-slug For the mini slugs. Impossible to find the buckshot currently.
     
  12. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    I bet those thing are a real handful.
     
  13. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    Per bad guy! :D
     
  14. FE427TP

    FE427TP SW WA New Member

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    Mossberg has a factory AOW with a 6 round capacity
     
  15. G-19

    G-19 vancouver Member

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    Is that the JIC Mossberg?
     
  16. FE427TP

    FE427TP SW WA New Member

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    m1gunr Tacoma Member

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  18. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You could ask them nicely to line up, right?;)
     
  19. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    It is my understanding that you are correct. I was always told that you can build a short barreled shotgun from a receiverer. The AOW fee is much cheaper. I think it was Sept 6 1996 when the door closed for cutting a full blown shotgun. As well as short barreled rifles. What was already legally owned at that time was grandfathered in so you could keep what you had. BUT...you can not sell it to ANYBODY in this state. It has to go out of state to sell.
     
  20. ironhead

    ironhead East of the liberal masses in Oregon Member

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    I question whatyou could us a short barrel shotgun for. Would love to have one for home defense but could just imagine how you would get ripped in court if you ever used it in a defense situation. The DA would have a field day at your expense. JMHO