Maryland man pleads guilty to making sawed-off shotgun

A Maryland man pleaded guilty Monday to making an illegal firearm, admitting he sawed off the barrel of a shotgun.

According to a Justice Department news release, 44-year-old Ian Nigel Page, of Crownsville Maryland, cut down the barrel of a Remington 12-gauge shotgun to less than 18 inches in Preston County, West Virginia in May 2015.

Page could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,ooo. However, the sentence handed down will be based on seriousness of offense and criminal history of the defendant.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Preston County Sheriff’s Office investigated.