FosTecH designed the Origin SBV along the same lines as other not-a-shotgun firearms such as the Mossberg Shockwave and the Remington TAC-14. Those guns are classified as firearms under the Gun Control Act, but not regulated under the National Firearms Act.
The Origin SBV, however, featured a folding stock. That didn’t sit well with the ATF. In October, the regulator ruled that the Origin SBV is a short-barreled shotgun and a destructive device and sent this letter to FosTecH:
Fostech was hoping that replacing the folding stock with a fixed stock would change the ATF’s ruling, but…it didn’t. FosTecH got final word from the ATF this week that they will have to recall all Origin SBV 12 gauge firearms.
The company is going above and beyond to make the process as fair and painless as possible for its customers.
In response to the ruling, FosTech is sending the following letters to FFLs and owners of the Origin SBV, notifying them of their options.
Here’s the FFL letter:
And here’s the letter going out to retail buyers, giving them a variety of options for replacing their Origin SBV.
If you own a FosTecH Origin SBV, you’ll want to take advantage of one of the above options. Soon. If you’re found with an Origin SBV without the requisite paperwork and tax stamp, as Egon would tell you, that would be bad.