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Old August 17, 2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Looking for a shorter 870 barrel.

Is there any online source for ordering shotgun barrels that is perhaps cheaper than most places? I'd like a shorter barrel for my old 870 12 gauge. The shorter the better, and the 18 1/2" is the shortest i've heard about.

I've tried Brownells and Midway and some other places and the average price seems to be $130. Does it get cheaper than that anywhere else?
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Old August 18, 2004, 07:10 AM   #2
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Anything under 18" is just asking for trouble with the ATF, UNLESS it is titled as a class III ie machinegun. To me doing all the paperwork and the extra 200 bux for the tax just doesn't seem worth it.
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Old August 18, 2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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The barrel on my Rem 870 is made by Mossberg (it's about 18), and I want to say it was $60-99 a couple years back - don't remember exact price, but it was under $100 for sure.

Here it is - there's one there for $73.97 at ultout.com:

http://www.ultout.com/mossberg&sons-...choketubes.htm

Scroll down to the "Rem 870XBL" - product number U07897 / 90335. Looks like it's 18.5".

There's another product up above that called 870xbl for same price, number U07958 / 91335 - dunno what is what.
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Old August 18, 2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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Anything under 18" is just asking for trouble with the ATF, UNLESS it is titled as a class III ie machinegun. To me doing all the paperwork and the extra 200 bux for the tax just doesn't seem worth it.
A short barreled shotgun is not a machinegun it is an AOW (Any Other Weapon). The paperwork is still considerable, but the tax stamp is only $5.
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Old August 19, 2004, 07:34 AM   #5
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I don't think a short barreled shotgun is a AOW. Expect to pay 200 NOT 5.
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Old August 19, 2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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As AUG suggested, it is only an AOW if it doesn't have a buttstock.
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