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Pistol Grip on 870 in New York

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Snowblind, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. Snowblind

    Snowblind Member

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    Just a random question for my fellow New Yorkers:

    Is it legal to put a pistol grip on a manual shotgun so long as the overall length is within legal limits? The law mostly regards semi-automatic shotguns, which can't have more than two "assault" features like pistol grips or detachable magazines, but there's nothing that says you can't do that to a manual.
     
  2. Smitty in CT

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    New York State or New York City (5 boroughs)???

    Different laws cover different areas......
     
  3. lobo9er

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    might as well be two different countries.
     
  4. 788Ham

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    New York City? Ain't that where good picante sauce is made??
     
  5. hexidismal

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    In this particular case the separate laws of NYC and the rest of the state don't appear to make a big difference. In NYC, owning the shotgun in the first place would require a permit/registration. Beyond that though the laws on pump shotguns are the same (as I understand the laws anyway).

    To be an assault weapon and therefore illegal in NY state, the shotgun must be:
    1. Semiautomatic
    2. Manufactured after September 14, 1994
    3. Has two or more of the following:
    Telescoping or folding stock
    Pistol grip
    A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds
    An ability to accept a detachable magazine

    You can put whatever you want on a non-semiautomatic shotgun.
     
  6. Snowblind

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    Thanks for the help.

    Couldn't help but notice you're from Ulster County. I'll be there Monday...

    ... Fighting a speeding ticket.
     
  7. AuthorityDenied

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    Yup pump shotguns are one of the few things the ban doesn't cover.
     
  8. SenecaGunner

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    I love new york and my pistol grip shotguns
     
  9. AuthorityDenied

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    Im a fan myself.

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