View Full Version : selling a S.S.# tagged shotgun

April 15, 2011, 12:41 PM
I was given a 16" double barrel coach shot gun as a gift years ago..Cousin has long passed on and I never thought of a "paper trail" on the gift. My question now is: can I trade , sell or pass on ( to family ) this shot gun that has his S.S.# on 4 diffrent locations on the weapon. What happens if I am stopped by "the man" traveling to a range with this weapon. I have no proof it is now mine. What are my opitions:confused:

April 15, 2011, 02:52 PM
16" barrel gun is illegal without the proper tax stamp - good for a Federal crime/felony. Minimum barrel length on a shotgun is 18", 26" overall for the Feds. Some states have greater restrictions

April 15, 2011, 08:01 PM
Maybe OP meant 16 gauge?
If it is 16" it might be okay in canada or elsewhere but would require a federal stamp as stated above.