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Old 08-25-2014, 01:50 AM   #1
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I inherited this gun along with some others I would like to know more about them were they were used how much they are worth ect.

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Old 08-25-2014, 02:45 AM   #2
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That is a turn of the century single barrel shotgun. These were sold by companies like Sears and Roebuck for very low prices. This may be an Aubrey stamped gun. A very inexpensive "Barn" gun. Your gun is missing the forearm and the barrel has been sawed off.
You should measure the barrel if it is less than 18 inches you are in possession of an illegal weapon. Current value is maybe $20 dollars and maybe not.

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An interesting question, what do you do when you inherit an illegal firearm, for instance a sawed off shotgun that a couple of generations of non gun guys just kept passing down without knowing or caring that it was illegal as it sat in the back of the closet unused, but not gotten rid of "because it was grandpas".

If it is something reasonably common you order a new barrel and cut up the old one into very small pieces of scrap metal. But if it isn't something common do you walk into the sheriffs office with an illegal firearm and say I just inherited this?

If uncle Buford just passed away and aunt Matilda gives you his guns and one is too short, when you go to the Sheriffs office is aunt Matilda going to get arrested for co-owning an illegal firearm?

These are valid questions especially in states with gun grabbing tendencies.

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Depends on where the OP lives. I would look It up.

Edit: regarding the inheriting part. It's a federal law regarding the barrel length. No shorter then 18.5"

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Depends on where the OP lives. I would look It up.

Edit: regarding the inheriting part. It's a federal law regarding the barrel length. No shorter then 18.5"

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18, not 18.5. Yes--lot's of them are made just a bit long so there is
no doubt of legality, but 18.000 is still legal.
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if that's an Aubrey, it's damasus steel.

op. if the metal looks swirly (like fingerprints) on the barrel, whatever you do, and, I am begging you, DO NOT FIRE IT!

modern smokeless shells will turn that into a grenade...with you in close proximity.

I own a double barreled Aubrey. they are great wall hangers...that's about all the average modern gun owner will want to do with it (and, yes...mine looks great over my mantle...keeps the teen boys thinking)

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Our members took their time to read your question, research your shotgun and post responses. Show a little appreciation.

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An interesting question, what do you do when you inherit an illegal firearm, for instance a sawed off shotgun that a couple of generations of non gun guys just kept passing down without knowing or caring that it was illegal as it sat in the back of the closet unused, but not gotten rid of "because it was grandpas".

If it is something reasonably common you order a new barrel and cut up the old one into very small pieces of scrap metal. But if it isn't something common do you walk into the sheriffs office with an illegal firearm and say I just inherited this?

If uncle Buford just passed away and aunt Matilda gives you his guns and one is too short, when you go to the Sheriffs office is aunt Matilda going to get arrested for co-owning an illegal firearm?

These are valid questions especially in states with gun grabbing tendencies.
When you measure the barrel, make sure you know where to measure from and to. 1/8" off can get you in deep water.

No way would I ever walk into a sheriffs office with an illegal weapon, no matter what story I had to go with it. If the barrel is short cut it up and toss it. It is just that simple.

These types of shotguns usually cost around $75.00 in perfect condition.
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When you measure the barrel, make sure you know where to measure from and to. 1/8" off can get you in deep water.

No way would I ever walk into a sheriffs office with an illegal weapon, no matter what story I had to go with it. If the barrel is short cut it up and toss it. It is just that simple.

These types of shotguns usually cost around $75.00 in perfect condition.
This hasn't happened to me the first couple of posts just made me wonder. I inherited an old single shot shotgun, 24 or 26 inch barrel and I just wondered what some of you would do if you inherited something illegal?
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