Yes anything 12ga or 20ga that will break open and has birdshead grip with 14 inch barrel would sell pretty well I think, if it's priced in between standard break open and shockwave type models. $200 range. Stevens 301 with birdshead and 14" barrel would be awesome.I see where you're headed, a short "coach gun" type of setup from someone like Uberti, Rossi, or even Norico or Xing-Xing-Pow (that last one is made-up).
I'm a little surprised myself that since the Shockwave (and Tac14) made the cut as AOW that no one has offered up a similar SxS or even Chuck Norris-style O/U. My best guess (someone correct me if Im wrong) is that there are indeed import restrictions that keep a cool weapon like this from being brought in. American made doubles tend toward the expensive end of the spectrum and that would put them out of the mainstream market... howzabout a $1400 14" Ruger Red Label*!!!...
*yes, they're discontinued for several yrs now. It's just an example.
Ya think? That'd be pretty cool, imo.Give it till January in Las Vegas.
I imagine a year of the Shockwaves not being challenged and still readily available on store shelves will open the doors and for a break action to come to light.
The Xing-Xing-POW was in reference to a Chinese made J2000 double gun that I own but couldn't put the name to at the time. It's actually made by ZhoungZhou Machine Company (in China) and imported by CAI. Pretty cool piece, really. Exposed-hammer side-by-side 12ga with double triggers (as it should be). It's no trophy piece, but a servicable and low buy-in double gun just in case the hoped-for AOW shorty doesn't materialize... what I'm saying is that it's a good candidate to cut up if you want. Hell, I'll sell you mine if you want it... they're getting harder to find these days, it seems Xing-Xing-POW has moved-on.Norinco or Xing-Xing-POW (that last one is made-up).
I would think on a break open the stock end with trigger group would be the ffl portion of the firearm. So if you have a birdshead grip instead of stock and a length of barrel that brings total firearm length to 26+ inches that should be gtg. You are right the ffl portion of the firearm would have to be made for that purpose from the get go and not be a modified shotgun piece.I think the problem is the action/receiver, for lack of more technical term. Shockwaves etc receivers were never “shotguns” but you can use the same reciever for whatever builds and barely lengths. You know the rules....
I suppose you could make a double barrel receiver with removable barrels so you can change the legnth and then mount a birds head or pistol grip for an AOW at the factory, but I don’t know of any current production double barrels WITH removable/changeable barrels in the US.
Not sure if you could get through the loophole with a reciever and short barrel attached?