Cutting down a shotgun barrel and stock legally?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by james83, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. james83

    james83
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  2. Velzey

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    Yep dont go under 26" overall! If its a pistol grip the barrel may need to be 19, 20, 22" whatever makes the overall down to 26" or a wee longer.

    And yes, you can make your own pistol grip! No worries!!
     
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  3. ch139

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    The above numbers are correct... to stay out of NFA territory the barrel(s) need to be at least 18-inches and the overall length needs to be at least 26-inches.

    Now on cutting the stock to a pistol-grip only... if you're going for the ultimate coolness of a Mad Max sawed off double, thats one thing; it will be completely useless and a tad spendy, but cool as sheet! Pistol-grip only on shotguns is one of the most useless and wasteful things going; the above SBS would at least be super cool, but nonetheless useless. A pistol-grip with 20-inch barrels is really kinda silly. You might want to re-think cutting the stock; cutting the barrels to 20-inches would be awesome, but leave the stock on there.
     
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  4. Skang

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    just get one of these if you want the coolness.

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  5. oknow

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    one thing to consider before you cut the barrel. when you cut the length you lose velocity. in other words you castrate the shot gun
     
  6. Skang

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    haha, you need to cut the stock (grip) like this,

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