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first off, im a newbie to modifying shotguns
I am looking into getting a Remington 11-48 & shortening the barrel to about 12 inches (need to measure to be sure) & to shorten the stock, i.e. cut it off & refinish it into a pistol style grip (using the origanl stock), but as I was searching on here somebody posted a diagram of this shotgun & in the stock is a spring, does anybody know how long it is? or what options may be available to me. if somebody has this gun currently, if you could tell me if the spring is in the "handgrip" part only, that would greatly help.
I am wanting to modify a semi-auto shotgun into a SBS or AOW (I will be doing this legally), depending on what classification it falls into (I am currently awaiting the ATF handbook) so if somebody could tell me if shorting the barrel under 18 inches & overall length to less than 26 w/ a pistol grip falls into the SBS or AOW category, i'd great appreciate it.
I worked up a pic to show what i want as a end result, if that would help too
and heres the link to the diagram of the 11-48, if that helps any
http://stevespages.com/ipb-remington-1148.html

thanxs all
 

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First off, Modifying should only be done by a professional. I am not jumping on you or anything, so please don't take it that way. The Federal Firearms law says that possesion of a shotgun under 18 inches is illegal. Now if you are gonna keep it in your home that is fine, but just be careful in what you do. I wish the best of luck to ya, and be careful!!!
 
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after I either have an approved form 1 from the BATF if this falls into the AOW category or whatever is required if it is in the SBS category, will I then have a shop shorten the barrel to under 18 inches & I can shorten the stock myself.
This will all be done legally as I just got my firearms rights back yesterday, I aint gonna do ANYTHING to screw it up again.
 

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I really don't blame you there, I am looking at having a gun fixed of mine too, I have the postings of the JC Higgins, what do u think about getting a Full Choke Fixed barrel bored out and get a screw in choke system installed?
 
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or the other 2 shotguns I am also looking at are the Legacy arms semi-auto escort shotgun and the Verona semi.
but so far I have not been able to find any specs on the stock yet.
 

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It will fall under the classification of a SBS - $200 Tax Stamp. The only way to register a AOW - $5 Tax Stamp - is if the receiver has never had a barrel on it. When I worked at Scattergun, we could build AOWs when we could get new receivers from Remington. If we started with a complete gun, it had to be a SBS.

You're gonna play hell trying to put a pistol grip on a semi auto. The bolt spring tube extends about 8" into the buttstock. Plus, if you don't give them a solid platform to recoil against, they won't cycle reliably.
 
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