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Old 06-13-2008, 1:29 PM
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Originally Posted by AYEAREFIFTEEN View Post
I was under the impression that the AOW status means it can not be defined as a pistol or a rifle regardless of the barrel length as long as it doesn't have a stock. Why does this work for a shotgun and not a centerfire?
I don't think it works for a shotgun. Take for example the Remington 870 #24823, it comes with an 18" barrel and front an rear pistol grips. Is it an AOW? No. But if you cut it down to less than 18", it is an "unconventional pistol" due to being a smooth bore pistol. The front grip has nothing to do wiith the AOW ruling on a shotgon. Maybe if it was a .410 with a rifled bore, then it might need a VFG to be an AOW.

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I'm still curious about the AOW status though not making the firearm a pistol.
Not sure about the question here.
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