View Full Version : Where to buy 870 14" barrel?
March 18, 2007, 05:43 AM
I have searched this forum and was not able to come up with anything, but does anyone know of a supplier that sells 14" barrels for the 870? i was told that you can't buy them directly from remington, is that correct? any help is greatly appreciated!
March 18, 2007, 06:51 AM
A 14" barrel makes your gun an NFA item, which means you must have the shotgun registered as a Short-Barreled-Shotgun prior to purchasing a 14" barrel. You will not find many retailers that sell barrels under 18". You will most likely have to purchase an 18" barrel and have it cut down.
March 18, 2007, 08:01 AM
i realize that i need to register it with the batf, but i thought i did that after i got the barrel. my main concern right now is finding a place to get the barrel at.
from what i found there is about a $200 fee associated with it, is this correct?
March 18, 2007, 10:33 AM
You are going to register the barrel after you get it? I don't think that is how it works.
March 18, 2007, 11:46 AM
But Your Honor, I was told it was illegal, but I didn't listen..........
March 18, 2007, 11:52 AM
You have to register it BEFORE you purchase (aka take possession of) the short barrel or you get arrested for something called constructive possession. In other words, it is illegal to be in possession of the parts to assemble an unregistered weapon, even if you have no intention of assembling them.
What you need to do is fill out ATF FORM 1 (in duplicate) and submit the completed forms (including photographs and fingerprint cards and something called CLEO (signature on each of the forms from the "Chief Law Enforcement Officer" where you live)) along with $200 to ATF. Once approved, you can "manufacture" your SBS.
March 18, 2007, 12:02 PM
okay, apparently i was misinformed about the process, that is a huge help! after that, do i get a form that i give to a manufacturer that allows them to sell it to me, or how does that work? does anyone have any idea how long that process might take, and is this the part that incurrs the $200 fee?
March 18, 2007, 01:02 PM
Just wondering from some of you that go through this process....is 4" less of a barrel worth it?
March 18, 2007, 01:03 PM
After approval, you take a hacksaw and files to a standard 870 barrel-or have your gunsmith cut it.
March 19, 2007, 09:33 PM
check wilson combat
March 19, 2007, 09:49 PM
You submit all required paperwork along with your $200 to the BATF people. The approximate time frame used to be about 90 days, don't know what it is now. When you get their approval REGISTERING THE GUN, NOT THE BARREL, then you can obtain or cut your 14-inch barrel to install on it.
I sent mine to the old Scattergun Technologies (since bought out by Wilson) to have it done.
Vang Comp would probably do it for you, on receipt of the appropriate paperwork confirmation.
Either outfit does first rate work, and Vang can also backbore & port your barrel if you want to spend the money.
Either way, it'll need some sort of a front bead or sight, and a gunsmith can cut the muzzle squarer than most home tinkerers can. For strictly buckshot that may not be much of an issue, for slugs it can be.
Is it worth it? Depends totally on why you want such a gun. For a toy, no. For a serious defensive shotgun, yes.
March 20, 2007, 09:31 AM
Not that it will do anybody any good, but six months ago I searched a gun show for an 18in. or 20in. barrel and all I could find was one guy with 3 NIB 14in. barrels.
March 20, 2007, 08:41 PM
We build them for police, i can check about it.
or the 14 inch barrels, they are cut & crowned,choke tubed, backbored and coated for $250.00. if we can do them for other customers with the proper paperwork i will let you know.
I do the work, i don 't deal with the paperwork part of the job.
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