Import of short barreled shotgun

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by Koedoe, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Koedoe

    Koedoe New Member

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    Good Day,

    I'm new here and in desperate need of some information. I own a Protecta Shotgun in South Africa (12 round drum) with barrel shorter than 18". With my research I found it would be classified as a class 3 non sporting shotgun. I now live in the USA and would like to import this gun legally into the USA.

    My questions are: Is this possible and if so, how do I go about doing it?

    Thanking you in advance.

    PS. I live in UTAH
     
  2. 1411

    1411 New Member

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    What is the actual barrel length?


    May want to contact local Sheriff's dept?
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The importation would require compliance with federal firearms laws, as wel as import laws. Taking an existing shot gun and modifying it into a Short Barreled Shotgun has a process that I'm familiar with, but I don't knwo anything about the improtation process for a "non-sporting arm".
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Houston- we have a problem.

    You not only have a SBS, I think you have a Destructive Device. Look up "Street Sweeper" and "Stryker 12". I do not think you will be able to import that one into the US, but you can check with the ATF Firearms Technical branch over in WV.
     
  5. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Hey I was poking around the idea of a sbs for home defense. What would I have to do to legally put a shortened barrel on say a mossberg 590?
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    first of all, welcome to the forum! stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello to everyone.

    second, C3 is probably correct on this about the shotgun. contact the BATF and they can give you an answer, but my best guess is, probably not going to be able to.
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    It is a lot more trouble than is worth. If I am going to do something that involves a lawyer and a $200 tax stamp it's not going to be for a Mossberg some idiot sawed off with a hacksaw.
     
  8. awahlster

    awahlster New Member

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    Hardly a Mossberg with a hacked off barrel

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  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    WARNING ZOMBIE THREAD

    The original thread was from 2012. Then someone tacked on to an old thread instead of starting a new one.

    Ref: Mossberg with a barrel shorter than 18 inches- you are making a Short Barreled Shotgun. You must live in a state that permits then, apply to the BATF for permission to make a SBS, and pay the fee ($200) same as if you were buying a machine gun. WHEN you get the approval back with the stamp, THEN you could put the barrel on it.


    Ref: original post- no, the revolving shotgun is hardly a mossy- but it is still a Destructive Device, and import to the US will not be permitted.
     
  10. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Yeah, I always run through the searches before starting up a new thread. Rather revive something then start a whole new one and be accused of not searching lol. So just apply for a stamp, when received, put the barrel on? Where can I apply for a sbs stamp?
     
  11. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The ATF.

    I believe you need to fill out some paper work, register the gun in question, get your local chief law enforcement officer's approval (I think it can either be chief of police or sheriff), and pay the $200 tax stamp. Wait time is about 6-10 months.

    When you get the tax stamp, then you can put the barrel on.

    Did I miss anything?
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I believe he was referring to Austin's question about the Mossberg 590.
     
  13. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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  14. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    That is a very nice gun. I hope you accept my apology. When you said mossberg I jumped to conclusions.