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Old 05-25-2013, 04:26 AM   #11
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If you want to build a shotgun you can build a break barrel single shot almost as easily, and it's completely legal and much better and more fun.
It's my current project, but I haven't done much work on it recently.

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If you want to build a shotgun you can build a break barrel single shot almost as easily, and it's completely legal and much better and more fun.
It's my current project, but I haven't done much work on it recently.
But wouldnt I need more tools?
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1. Can you build your own shotgun legally? Yes. Federal law requires at least 26" overall, 18" bbl. Otherwise you are building a short barreled shotgun.

2. Good idea? No. There is pipe and there is pipe. Get headspace off and blow the cap off into your face. I used to build them for military demonstrations of expedient weapons. I used black gas pipe. Even so, fired them remotely. They were not always.....durable.

3. Can you build a .38 pistol? No- not without paperwork. That pipe will be smoothbore. A smoothbore pistol (barrel less than 18") is an AOW, and needs to be papered with the ATF.

Black powder rifle kit would be a great summer project. And a lot safer.

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But wouldnt I need more tools?
No not really.
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1. Can you build your own shotgun legally? Yes. Federal law requires at least 26" overall, 18" bbl. Otherwise you are building a short barreled shotgun.

2. Good idea? No. There is pipe and there is pipe. Get headspace off and blow the cap off into your face. I used to build them for military demonstrations of expedient weapons. I used black gas pipe. Even so, fired them remotely. They were not always.....durable.

3. Can you build a .38 pistol? No- not without paperwork. That pipe will be smoothbore. A smoothbore pistol (barrel less than 18") is an AOW, and needs to be papered with the ATF.

Black powder rifle kit would be a great summer project. And a lot safer.
Ok thanks c3 and everyone else!
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