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dwood721 11-09-2008 06:20 AM

Side by side shotgun barrels?
 
How short can the barrels on side by sides be and still be legal? Second, do you have to buy them short or can a gunsmith cut them down?

janikphoto 11-09-2008 06:41 AM

You can cut them down if you want. I believe shotguns with stocks must follow the same 16" rule, or it qualifies as a SBR. JG Sales has a really cool LEO 14" 870 pump right now that requires the SBR tax stamp...

dwood721 11-09-2008 07:36 AM

What is SBR?

BillM 11-09-2008 12:04 PM

18 inches is barrel minimum under Federal law. Be sure to check for local laws.
Cut it at 18 1/4 or 18 1/2. That extra 1/2" is good peace of mind. Be sure to
check on the minimum OVERALL length! I THINK it's 26", but check and be sure.
A shotgun that was just a wee bit short on the oal is what kicked off the whole
Ruby Ridge mess.

dwood721 11-09-2008 07:20 PM

Thanks for the info. I ask because I would love to have myself a side by side like Doc Holiday carries to the ok coral on Tombstone but I wasn't sure what the laws were about them

matt g 11-09-2008 07:42 PM

Measure twice, cut once.

Be very careful, these are public forum that are able to be viewed by everyone who has a computer. It isn't difficult to track someone based solely on their IP address.

freefall 11-09-2008 10:27 PM

So when we measure "barrels" on a SxS are we talking from the breech face or from the front of the chamber? I cut mine to 22" from the breech face to avoid issues from malevolent prosecution.

dwood721 11-09-2008 11:41 PM

I don't think there is a concern about someone tracing our IPs seeing as we are talking about how long the barrels can be in order to not be illegal. Also I found 2 20inch barrel side by sides today that are just what I am looking for. Even better they came from the manufacturer that size so I wouldn't have to do anything to them.

matt g 11-10-2008 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwood721 (Post 49649)
I don't think there is a concern about someone tracing our IPs seeing as we are talking about how long the barrels can be in order to not be illegal. Also I found 2 20inch barrel side by sides today that are just what I am looking for. Even better they came from the manufacturer that size so I wouldn't have to do anything to them.

That's your best bet.

janikphoto 11-10-2008 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwood721 (Post 49544)
What is SBR?

an sbr refers to a short barreled rifle. there is a $200 tax stamp on an sbr and special paperwork that needs to be submitted. And I think all sbr sales, private or retail, must go through an ffl...


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