AOW or SBS?

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by gunsmithy, May 22, 2007.

  1. gunsmithy

    gunsmithy New Member

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    Just a quick question here. What exactly makes a shotgun an AOW and not an SBS or vice versa? All I know is one is a $5 tax and the other is a $200. Is there a real answer or is it just a way for the BATF to get extra money?
     
  2. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member

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    Aow / Sbs

    To be an AOW, it MUST have been shipped from the factoy, with a pistol grip and no stock = shorten below 18" and it is an AOW.

    If the shotgun was shipped with a standard stock, when you shorten it below 18", it becomes a SBS = $ 200 Tax.

    Pen guns such as the PENFIRE, are an AOW.

    Hope that helps !
     

  3. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    A firearm registered as a pistol becomes an AOW when a verticle foregrip is attached as well. I saw a guy at the range with a AR type pistol, and a foregrip attached (this is in Illinois where no NFA items are allowed). I gave him a quick heads up, and he had no idea what he was doing was a felony. Another example of gun laws that make no sense.
     
  4. LEO

    LEO New Member

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    I see that AOW are OK for IL

    No - Machine Gun
    No - Sound Suppressor
    No - Short Rifle
    No - Short Shotgun
    Yes - AOW
    ? - DD Explosive
    N0 - DD Comments