Re: Stevens auto shot .410 pistol
This is what I was referring to from Chapter 2 of the NFA.
2.1.9 Unserviceable firearm. An unserviceable firearm is a firearm that is incapable of discharging a
shot by the action of an explosive and is incapable of being readily restored to a firing condition. The
most common method for rendering a firearm unserviceable, and that recommended by ATF, is to weld
the chamber of the barrel closed and weld the barrel to the receiver.21 The chamber of the barrel should
be plug welded closed and all welds should be full fusion, deep penetrating, and gas or electric steel
welds. In instances where the above procedure cannot be employed to render a firearm unserviceable,
FTB should be contacted for alternate methods.
But upon further reading of Chapter 2, the firearm would still be subject to NFA rules, it just becomes tax exempt.
If at first you don't succeed, shoot, shoot again.