The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > NFA Guns and Gear

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 12, 2007, 02:58 PM   #1
SpiritWalker
Member
 
Join Date: January 10, 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 61
AOW or SBS question

I am thinking about doing some conversion work on my Rem870 and would like info on how to do it legally. I have an extra 20” barrel I can chop and I’m looking for a top folding stock. What I would like to wind up with is a 10” or so barrel with a top folding stock.

My primary question is; does the top folder make it an AOW rather than a SBS and can/how do I go about doing this legally?

Second Question; Used to be a bunch of ads around for top folders for the 870 but all I’ve seen lately say they are for LE only. Are top folders still available for civilian purchase?

Thanks!
SpiritWalker is offline  
Old January 12, 2007, 03:33 PM   #2
GalilARM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 6, 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 267
As far as the legality of the chop job, I actually asked a similar question not too long ago and havent gotten a clear answer. But to answer your other question, top folders are perfectly legal. I have one on one of my shotguns.
GalilARM is offline  
Old January 12, 2007, 04:17 PM   #3
Csspecs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 21, 2005
Posts: 1,111
It is going to be an SBS as it has a stock, I think that AOWs can not be made on long gun receivers or firearms that ever had a stock on them.
Csspecs is offline  
Old January 12, 2007, 04:45 PM   #4
shaggy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 9, 2004
Posts: 1,519
If it will have a stock it cannot be converted to an AOW; the stock and short barrel will make it a SBS. Additionally, if you wanted to make it an AOW (no stock) you'd have to start with a receiver that has never had a stock attached.
shaggy is offline  
Old January 12, 2007, 10:18 PM   #5
SpiritWalker
Member
 
Join Date: January 10, 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 61
Thanks everyone!
SpiritWalker is offline  
Old January 13, 2007, 01:09 AM   #6
Crosshair
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 16, 2004
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Posts: 5,332
Yup, an AOW can't EVER have or have had a stock attached where a SBS can basicly have anything done to it.
__________________
I don't carry a gun to go looking for trouble, I carry a gun in case trouble finds me.
Crosshair is offline  
Old January 13, 2007, 04:27 AM   #7
raymond-
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 17, 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 179
Quote:
It is going to be an SBS as it has a stock, I think that AOWs can not be made on long gun receivers or firearms that ever had a stock on them.
Quote:
If it will have a stock it cannot be converted to an AOW; the stock and short barrel will make it a SBS. Additionally, if you wanted to make it an AOW (no stock) you'd have to start with a receiver that has never had a stock attached.
Quote:
Yup, an AOW can't EVER have or have had a stock attached where a SBS can basicly have anything done to it.
that's not entirely correct, of course, as there are provisions in BATF reg which
allows for shoulder stocked AOWs. one easy recollection is a combination,
single shot, shotgun-over-rifle which can be shoulder stocked.

example of 14" AOW
__________________
raymond-
47.5N 122.2W
raymond- is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.13601 seconds with 8 queries