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l2ga. Crude Manufacture

l2ga. Crude Manufacture
Classification

Weapon Made from a Shotgun

 
Distinctive Characteristics

Barrel less than 18 inches and/or overall length less than 26 inches, stock altered, barrel cut down. Often mistakenly called a “sawed off shotgun.” In this instance overall length is determining factor. However, if the overall length is 26 inches or more and barrel less than 18 inches, this weapon would still be classified as a firearm under the Act.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00


Short Barreled Rifle

Short Barreled Rifle
Classification

Short Barreled Rifle

Distinctive Characteristics

Rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00


Weapon Made from a Rifle

Thompson Submachine Gun, .45calWeapon Made from a Rifle
Classification

Weapon Made from a Rifle

 
Distinctive Characteristics

Overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length.

Rate of Transfer Tax

$200.00

Identification of Firearms Within the Purview of the National Firearms Act

Foreword

This publication was prepared by the Firearms Technology Branch to help you in identifying weapons classified as firearms (including destructive devices) under Title 26. This may also be cited as the “National Firearms Act.” This guide acts as an aid in identifying types of firearms and destructive devices which must be registered with ATF under the national firearms act (title II of the gun control act of 1968).