View Full Version : Class 3 Barrel Question

Tom B
March 11, 2001, 06:38 AM
I am looking for sources for a 14in Rem 870 barrel with rifle sights. Thanks.

March 11, 2001, 05:35 PM
I read that the ATF tax is $200. Is this true? Does anyone know of a url that gives detailed info on this?

Chad Young
March 12, 2001, 05:49 PM
Actually, short barrels fall under AOW (Any other weapon) and are subject to the $5 stamp, not the $200 one. I suggest you go to:


Make sure you fill out all forms, pay all taxes, and talk tot he ATF *before* you take a hacksaw to a shotgun barrel.

March 12, 2001, 10:42 PM
short barreled shotguns do not nessesarly fall under AOW. They only fall under if they only have a pistol grip butstock and have never had a regular buttstock. Also they can not have a rifled bore (mute point who wants a AOW 12 in slug gun).

Badger Arms
March 12, 2001, 11:18 PM
Try this link. It's the definitive laymans guide to this.


March 15, 2001, 01:01 AM
The tax is $200 for a short barrel shotgun and you will have to have the approval of the chief law enforcement officer in your area. If you are in Kalifornia and not a LEO, forget it.

14" rifle sighted barrels are available directly from Remington.

March 15, 2001, 09:52 AM
Scattergun Tech features <18" barrels on some of their guns. I don't know if they sell barrels separately, but it can't hurt to ask. http://www.scattergun.com