ATF Shotgun Announcement Update

Still nothing on the ATF website as of this am regarding that threatened anti-Saiga/Rossi/Raging Judge imported shotgun “ruling,” and perhaps this is why.

Re: ATF going after Saiga 12?
by wakkoss » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:39 am


I just had a nice long phone conversation with one of the head honchos over at ATF. There IS an announcement supposed to be posted today, but it’s a STUDY. It’s similar to one released 20 years ago, and clarifies the non importable features. As far as the Saiga 12, it should be safe, as the study identifies shotguns with detachable magazines with a capacity over 5 rounds, or drums. Since the Saiga is imported with 5 round mags, it does NOT fall into this category. #2 on the list was a bayonet lug. Know what has those? 1897 trench gun copies…and even though they’re a replica of a historic shotgun, it’s still affected, and likely will no longer be imported. The study itself will be posted soon, probably today, though it was actually supposed to be posted on Friday.”

Dunno if the above is true, it’s from a post I read on the internet, so grains of sodium are advised.

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3 Responses to ATF Shotgun Announcement Update

  1. Derek says:

    I think grains of sodium is ill advised unless you were suggesting said grains to be ingested for predictable, yet plausibly entertaining, catastrophic reaction.

  2. Mad Saint Jack says:

    This is the reason I couldn’t sleep last night?

  3. Davidwhitewolf says:

    @Derek: okay, smartass, I stand corrected, I meant to say Sodium Chloride. My error.

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