Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks

“We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; — World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.” 

Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1873)

NFA Class 3 Dealer

Can I Own a Class 3 Item

Many people have the misconception that these items are illegal! If you meet the criteria to own a regular firearm, chances are you are allowed to own a Class 3 item in the State of Ohio. The process is quite simple actually. Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks located in Ohio is proud to stock, sell and transfer thousands of these Class 3 firearms every year. If there is a particular item you are looking for that we do not have in stock, we will be happy to order it for you!

Title II and Class 3 Weapons

You may have seen the terms “Class 3” and “Title II” used on our site at Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks and wondered what exactly what that meant. These are firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act (NFA). Title I firearms include rifles and shotguns, handguns, silencers and firearm frames and receivers. Title I is usually referred to as the Gun Control Act, whereas Title II is the National Firearms Act. NFA weapons are sometimes called Class 3 weapons because a Class 3 SOT (Special Occupational Taxpayer) is needed to buy and sell these kinds of firearms. A specially licensed FFL, like Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks located in Dayton, Ohio is the only type of gunstore that you can work with to get these kinds of weapons.

What is a Class 3 Weapon

There are several weapons that are restricted under Title II and include the following: 

Machine Guns

According to the NFA, a machine gun is defined as “[a]ny weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.” This definition includes any frame, receiver, or parts to make a machine gun. The State of Ohio allows transferable machine guns. Examples of these firearms are AK-47’s, M16’s, M4A1’s, etc.

Short Barreled Rifles (SBR)

A short-barreled rifle (SBR) has a barrel of less than 16 inches or overall length of less than 26 inches, as defined by the NFA. This also includes any weapon made from a rifle that is of the same dimensions. The stock must be extended on folding stock rifles when measuring the length. Pistols with shoulder stocks may be considered a short-barreled rifle if they meet other requirements. Some examples of these are Daniel Defense MK18, Q LLC Honey Badger, Sig Sauer MPX/MCX or any AR-15’s built with a barrel shorter than 16”.

Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS)

An SBS is any shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches long, or any weapon made from a shotgun that is less than 26 inches long. A shotgun is a shoulder-fired, smooth bore firearm. Examples: H&K Fabarm FP6, Seraphim Armory 9″ SBS, customized “sawed off” shotguns.

Silencers / Supressors

A silencer or suppressor is any device that is used to muffle or diminish the sound of the gunshot of a portable firearm. This also includes any parts used to build a silencer or suppressor. Examples are Gemtech, AAC, YHM, SilencerCo, etc.

Any Other Weapon (AOW)

This is a miscellaneous weapons category. According to the NFA, an AOW is ” any weapon or device capable of being concealed on a person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive.” Examples: a cane gun, a pen gun, pistol with a forward grip.

Penalties for Violating the NFA

Trying to get around the NFA isn’t recommended, as the penalties are severe. A conviction results in a felony on your record and is punishable by up to ten years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Even first offenders will probably see jail time.  

In addition, any weapon that is in violation of the NFA is subject to civil forfeiture. Using a machine gun or silencer while committing a violent crime or drug crime can add thirty years to your sentence, even if the NFA is not violated.

Get Informed

Make sure you are within the legal limits of the NFA. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks and we will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

info@aegiscerakote.com

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