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Short Shotgun Barrel

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by M.Link, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    So, is it illegal to have a short barrel in your possesion, even if it's not on a gun? Say I have a 26" barrelled 870, then next to it I have a 14" barrel, just sitting there. Reason I'm asking is because "theoretically", if SHTF, all the guns were banned or taken away, all the laws on what's legal went out the window, cause it would all be illegal, it would kinda be nice to have a real short barrel "somebody" could throw on real quick.
     
  2. ArmedAmish

    ArmedAmish Sherwood, OR Member

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    Why don't you just get a legal length (18" or so) barrel instead of the illegal one? Don't need to give 'the man' reason to take your guns...
     
  3. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I believe there is a thing called "constructive intent" that could possibly get you vanned. I'd just go ahead and get the NFA stamp anyway, I mean what is the fun in having a shorty barrel if you can't go out and blast crap with it?
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    You may want to worry about other things besides 4" off your barrel in SHTF.

    If you are really concerned, then buy an SBS.

    Yes, your possession with intent to install is illegal. It would suck to spend SHTF in prison.
     
  5. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    Not saying I was going to do it, but if somebody else was gunna...thanks for the answers.
     
  6. raisersedge

    raisersedge backwoods Member

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    a hacksaw beside your shotgun would also do nicely.
     
  7. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
     
  8. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking as well that a couple sharp saw blades and you're good to go.