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94hunter88 04-02-2013 12:49 AM

shotgun barrel length?
 
Does anybody know if I saw off a shotgun how long does it have to be. I live in Missouri if there is a law for a certain state.

Gatoragn 04-02-2013 12:53 AM

Federal law is 18 inch minimum barrel length on a shotgun. Pretty sure there is also a minimum total length, but I cannot quote it off hand.

orangello 04-02-2013 12:53 AM

There are federal rules requiring a minimum barrel length of 18", but there is also an overall length requirement that I believe is 26".

Additional state rules may apply, but I am uncertain of them.

hiwall 04-02-2013 12:55 AM

when you cut it make it 18-1/2 or so just to be sure.

orangello 04-02-2013 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 1199893)
when you cut it make it 18-1/2 or so just to be sure.

I'm pretty sure the home defense barrel I bought from Mossberg is 18.5" for that very reason.

Gatoragn 04-02-2013 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangello (Post 1199890)
There are federal rules requiring a minimum barrel length of 18", but there is also an overall length requirement that I believe is 26".

Additional state rules may apply, but I am uncertain of them.

Yes minimum overall length of 26 inches.

Axxe55 04-02-2013 12:58 AM

my winchester pump also has a 18.5" barrel.

i do think it's a minimum of 18" on the barrel and 26" OAL of the entire shotgun.

Missouribound 04-02-2013 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by orangello (Post 1199890)
There are federal rules requiring a minimum barrel length of 18", but there is also an overall length requirement that I believe is 26".

Additional state rules may apply, but I am uncertain of them.

18" for the barrell, 26" OAL. This allows pistol grips for just about every shotgun. You will find short barrells for Remington and Mossberg pumps just about everywhere.

Axxe55 04-02-2013 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Missouribound (Post 1199902)
18" for the barrell, 26" OAL. This allows pistol grips for just about every shotgun. You will find short barrells for Remington and Mossberg pumps just about everywhere.

i measured mine from the grip to the end of the barrel and if it had a pistol grip instead, it comes to about 29". fully within the confines of the law.

Missouribound 04-02-2013 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 1199909)
i measured mine from the grip to the end of the barrel and if it had a pistol grip instead, it comes to about 29". fully within the confines of the law.

I bought the pistol grip for my Mossberg when I bought the 18 1'2" barrel. It's fun to shoot but it reminds your hand and wrist real quick that a stock is the intended way to hold a shotgun. But it fits neatly in the truck.


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