Author Topic: 14" Barreled Mossberg "Shockwave" Shotgun ???  (Read 9903 times)

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Re: 14" Barreled Mossberg "Shockwave" Shotgun ???
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2017, 04:52:01 PM »
And on a side note, if you're into building ARs, you should have a short barrel and pistol recoil tube handy.  When you buy a receiver have them mark it as "other" on the paperwork.   Then go home and build it out as a pistol.  Take a picture.  Write it in your journal, s/n blah blah PISTOL.  Then take it apart and build whatever rifle you want.

BECAUSE IT WAS FIRST BUILT OUT AS A PISTOL, then converted to a rifle, you can convert it back to a pistol all legal like.

If you sell it make sure you put it in writing, and enclose a picture, that it was first a pistol.
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Re: 14" Barreled Mossberg "Shockwave" Shotgun ???
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2017, 02:00:13 PM »
In the wee hours of the morning I was reading about the Mossberg 590 Shockwave in the October 2017 issue of the American Rifleman magazine. A letter from the chief, firearms technology industry services branch of the BATFE to Mossberg said, "The weapon [Shockwave] . . . is a 'firearm' as defined by the NFA [National Firearms Act]." He also said, "Please note that if the subject firearm is concealed on a person the classification with regard to the NFA may change," and "If the design, dimensions, configuration, method of operation or materials were changed [from the sample submitted], our determinations would be subject to review."

So it can't be modified in any way I can think of except to add a sling, light, sidesaddle shell carrier, etc., but you can't change the grip or barrel. IF it's legal to own here in Michigan it would have to be registered as a pistol, but if it was concealed, with or without a CPL, it would be considered something else, like an AOW. Is there anyone who's not confused about this whole category of firearms yet?   ???
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Re: 14" Barreled Mossberg "Shockwave" Shotgun ???
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 02:57:10 PM »
Mossberg has just come out with a 20 gauge Shockwave. The recoil should be more manageable than the 12 gauge. I have lots of ammo in both gauges but would probably go with the 12 gauge if I ever bought one. But I'll most likely never buy one anyway so it doesn't matter what gauge it is.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE - A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

 

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