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Sub 18" shotgun barrel

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes. FBI fingerprint cards, with fingerprints taken by a local law enforcement agency, two passport photos, and a CLEO signoff (Chief Law Enforcement Officer), plus the money for the tax stamp, and the proper form filled out and signed by the transferer and transferee.<br>
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    The CLEO signoff can be done by the local chief of police, the local sheriff, or the state police. Sometimes they refuse.<br.
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    If they refuse, you can incorporate, and file the papers as a corporation. Many take this route.<br>
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    As for the tax stamp, you first need to decide what kind of configuration you want. If you simple want a short barrel, this makes it a "short barreled shotgun" (has a standard stock but a barrel shorter than 18"). The tax stamp is $200. If you want a short barrel with a pistol grip, this is a "shot pistol". The tax stamp is $5. (A tax stamp is just that - a stamp like a postage stamp or the stamp on the neck of a bottle of whiskey showing the tax has been paid - that's on your returned paperwork along with one of your passport photos.) You can also mak a short barreled shotgun or a shot pistol, but in either case the tax stamp is $200.<br>
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    Sometimes there are two tax stamps that have to be paid. Once when the gun crosses your state border, and once when the gun is transferred to you. Get more details from your Class III dealer or SOT dealer. If you don't have a clue about a dealer, you can find some at the link.<br>
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    You cannot cross a state line with an NFA firearm without written authorization in advance from BATF. In other words, you can't just go to another state to attend a shoot with it without prior permission. And obviously you cannot take it into a state that has outlawe them.<br>
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    Mossberg is one company that sells shotguns with 14" barrels. They're usually called "entry guns". Remington and others sell them too. Consult your dealer.
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Correct. You must have the tax stamp attached to the approved and returned paperwork.
     
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