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Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by WilliamP, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Oregon Member

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    So I have a question for everyone. I live in Oregon and don't know every gun law here so that's why I'm asking.

    I would like to take my shotguns barrel down to 18 1/5 inches and then hawg leg the buttstock.

    (I'd make it look nice)

    I know the legal barrel length for a shotgun barrel is 18inches and I think the overall length is 26inches.

    Is there anything else I should know? As far as I can tell it's completely legal.

    It's a Savage Arms Stevens Model 94, break barrel 20Gauge, single shot. Not sure if any of that matters in the legality question.

    I also want to re-stain the wood, any tips on how to do this?

    -WP
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Just make sure you measure the 18.5" from the end of the chamber and not the overall length. As far as refinishing the stock Bimart I believe has kits available from Birchwood Casey still.
     
  3. WilliamP

    WilliamP Oregon Member

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    I didn't think single shot, break barrels had chambers. Could you explain?
    Is it 18.5 from the bulge in the barrel where the round goes?
     
  4. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    The technical way of measuring is from the bolt face to the end of the barrel.

    So you close the bolt, stick a rod down, and measure.
     
  5. WilliamP

    WilliamP Oregon Member

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    Thank you.
     
  6. DoesItMatter

    DoesItMatter Seattle, WA New Member

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    Stevens-Savage-311-5.jpg

    I had an old Stevens Savage 311 20 Gauge SxS

    Rusty and pitted all over the barrel - it was just sitting in a closet.

    Stocks were not the greatest either - pretty much no collector value at all.

    I figured I'd make it into a HD weapon

    And yes - that IS a Picatinny rail on the front

    Chopped the fore-end, chopped the butt-stock,
    Did the best I could with steel-wool on the entire barrel

    Barrel is 19" (to be more than just-legal) - overall is 28" (again, more than legal)

    Total cost of modification - about $30 - not too bad - and 1/2 day for mods
     
  7. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    What?