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Old 10-23-2009, 06:36 AM   #11
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Is that Coach the 12 gauge, or the BP 10 model?
No. Is an FIE I bought out of a state sale for $125. Sawed off stock and short barrel.
All legal...27" overall, 18.5 barrel. I bought it for the cool factor. I love it.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:32 PM   #12
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Your sawed off shotgun IS NOT LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not unless you have the stamp. Shotguns must have minimum barrel length of 18" and overall lemgth of 28" according to federal BATFE rules.




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No. Is an FEG I bought out of a state sale for $125. Sawed of stock and short barrel.
All legal...27" overall, 18.5 barrel. I bought it for the cool factor. I love it.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
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Glad to see i'm not alone here... Thanks for the responses everyone.

Happy shooting and remember to keep those shotguns safe and warm.

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I'm a duck hunter. Plain and simple. I absolutely love my shotguns...all of them.

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Stalkingbear....could you show me where is says that is has to be 28" overall to be legal?
I look at the NFA and I didn't see anything on 28 it says under 26. So basicly my shotgun is in legal lenght since overall is 27". Please post a link here. Maybe I'm wrong. Thanks.

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Minimum length for rifles are 16" barrel & 26" OAL. Shotguns are 18" barrel & 28" OAL. You can try to deny it if you want but that's the law and ignorance is no excuse. You are DEFINITELY wrong! I've been a gunsmith for 28 years and have no reason to lie to you. ATF Online - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

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You need to get a new stock muy pronto! The ATF monitors places like this. You might apply for an SBS permit later, but for now you need to get legal.

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This is what I found http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/2005/p53004/26usc_chap53.pdf

  • THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT
    TITLE 26, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 53

(a) Firearm. The term 'firearm' means

(1)


a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of

less than 18 inches in length;


(2) a

weapon made from a shotgun if such

weapon as modified has an overall length
of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels
of less than 18 inches in length;





(3) a

rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than

16 inches in length;





(4) a weapon made

from a rifle if such weapon as modified

has an overall length of less than 26
inches or a barrel or barrels of less than


16 inches in length;

also here http://www.atf.gov/docs/Identification_of_Firearms_pt1.pdf Pages 15-17 identify shotguns


Looks like 18/26 for shotgun
16/26 for rifle.
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This is what I found http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/2005/p53004/26usc_chap53.pdf

  • THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT
    TITLE 26, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 53

(a) Firearm. The term 'firearm' means

(1)


a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of

less than 18 inches in length;


(2) a

weapon made from a shotgun if such

weapon as modified has an overall length
of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels
of less than 18 inches in length;





(3) a

rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than

16 inches in length;





(4) a weapon made

from a rifle if such weapon as modified

has an overall length of less than 26
inches or a barrel or barrels of less than


16 inches in length;

also here http://www.atf.gov/docs/Identification_of_Firearms_pt1.pdf Pages 15-17 identify shotguns


Looks like 18/26 for shotgun
16/26 for rifle.
well heck, it sure seems like it used to be as bear said. Wonder when, or if, they changed it, or if there was a transcription error on the books for years?
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I guess I stand corrected then. I was positive it was 28OAL for shotguns. I'll call my local BATFE to verify it but it looks like I was wrong so far.

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