Re: Stevens auto shot .410 pistol
I have an inherited Stevens Auto Shot, 12 inch, smooth bore barrel. My deceased father may have registered it during the 1968 Amnesty period, but I do not have any paperwork and thus, do not know if he did. Is there a way to find out if it was registered (without disclosing that I have it)?
Second question: most of the responses I see from pros like ya'll seem to indicate that it is illegal to own and there is no recourse (if I can't prove registration) but to deep six the thing. One post stated that it was classified as an antique/curio under Sec IV and it COULD be owned. The presumption here being that I would have to go down and register it with the BATF.
I know that logic may not apply when dealing with federal legislative nonsense, but seems like there should be a way to legally possess this beautiful firearm. Any ideas?