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00possum 09-05-2011 03:10 AM

rifle into a shotgun
i want to change a cricket rifle into a 20g or a 410 anyway i can do this?:confused:

hiwall 09-05-2011 03:17 AM

Action to small

texaswoodworker 09-05-2011 03:19 AM

Isn't that a .22? I would think that there would be some saftey issues with doing this. You can get a shotgun on gunbroker pretty cheap.

Maybe one of the other members will know more about this than I do.

unclebear 09-05-2011 04:15 AM

If it was a bigger caliber they make self defense rounds that shoot shot but it messes the rifling up.

00possum 09-05-2011 05:09 AM

no what i meant was could i change out the barrel and maybe mess with the tock would it work?:)

robocop10mm 09-05-2011 06:25 AM

The cricket rifle is a .22 LR. The action is not safe with a .410, much less a 20ga. The receiver diameter is too small to accept a barrel large enough to handle either shotgun round. The bolt throw is too short to cycle the MUCH longer rounds. So NO you cannot make such a conversion.

c3shooter 09-05-2011 12:15 PM

Besides the strength of the lockup of the bolt, and the receiver being too small to accept a .410 barrel, and the rimfire firing pin being in the wrong place to fire a center fire shell, the action is not long enough for a 2.5 inch shotshell (vs a 1 inch 22 cartridge) AND you need a minimum 18 inch bbl on a shotgun (legalities).

There are companies that make a single shot youth combo, 22 and 410. What you are looking to do is not feasible

Unclebear- shot rounds do not hurt rifling. Howver, the spin imparted by a rifled firearm does produce a doughnut shaped shot pattern.


JohnJak 09-05-2011 05:58 PM

You've been watching to much of that Red Jacket tv crap.

BillM 09-05-2011 06:10 PM

If you just have to have a .410 (or 12, 16, or 20 ga) bolt action shotgun,
there are plenty of them out there. Mossberg, Marlin, Stevens and
probably others made them by the thousands.

Sounds like a small shotgun is what you are wanting---if you cut one down
keep the barrel over 18" and the overall length over 26" to stay legal.

00possum 09-05-2011 08:42 PM

thanks, and that red jacket stuff might be crap but its freakin cool crap.

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