View Full Version : Double-Barrel AOW?
June 30, 2008, 05:47 PM
Does anyone manufacture a short double-barrel shotgun (O/U or SxS) that falls under the AOW stamp (like the Serbu pump) instead of the SBS stamp?
Many thanks..... :D
June 30, 2008, 05:59 PM
Currently manufactured? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think so. What you're looking for, however, is an Ithaca Auto & Burglar Gun. I think they were only available in 20 ga. The problem is that the receiver of such a gun can only have been manufactured as a pistol or virgin receiver - it cannot have ever had a stock on it to be able to registered as an AOW rather than an SBS. I do seem recall Denny's Guns either making a version in recent years or attempting to get a limited number made, but I cannot now recall if that was just a discussion on Subguns/Sturm or if they ever got it to market.
June 30, 2008, 08:10 PM
If you are interested in this because of saving the tax money, then the rarity and custom nature of the AOW double will more than offset the $195 tax savings.
If you have other goals, then you could have a gunsmith do a one off custom if they could come up with a new never used receiver of some kind.
I have registered and built combination doubles with one shotgun barrel and one 45.70 rifle barrel from a shotgun which also qualifies as an AOW.
Cost is custom and prohibitive.
June 30, 2008, 10:47 PM
Didn't Norell do some of those a bunch of years back?
July 1, 2008, 01:47 AM
John Norrel did them on old Iver Johnson receivers.
Auto & Burglar guns were mostly 20 ga., with a few 28 ga. made.
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