Gun ID and california legality


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realmswalker
May 10, 2007, 09:15 PM
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some history on this gun. it's a .410 ga. The gentlemen said he bought it about 30 years or so ago.

What would be the approximate value of this gun?

Would this be a california legal gun. The barrel is 18 inches but What about the grip type?

these are not the droids you are looking for, there were never any pictures here.

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Quiet
May 10, 2007, 09:34 PM
I don't anything about the history or value of the shotgun.

However, in order to be legal in CA, the overall length of the shotgun needs to be greater than 26 inches {CA Penal Code 12020(c)(1)}.
Otherwise, it is considered to be a short barrel shotgun and a felony to possess.

ABTOMAT
May 10, 2007, 09:49 PM
Looks like it's been sawn off at both ends. Illegal unless you have the destructive device paperwork and tax stamp.

I'd lose it or find a full stock pronto.

Jorg Nysgerrig
May 10, 2007, 10:02 PM
It's not worth much, probably less than $100. Made in 1951 from the L date code.

AntiqueCollector
May 10, 2007, 10:12 PM
I'd destroy it or make it legal (if possible). In the meantime, I'd also delete your pics and post about it too, if I were you...before you get yourself in trouble. It's hardly a gun that's worth getting in trouble over, much as I hate laws like that...

GlowinPontiac
May 10, 2007, 10:12 PM
measure the overall legnth. if its not legal then cut it in half through the reciever and toss it.

Ron James
May 10, 2007, 10:38 PM
You have a sawed off shotgun, or rather a sawed off pistol shotgun made from a old H&R Topper. Value maybe about 25 dollars for parts. Calif legal, I don't thing so. If the over all length is not 26 inches, then it's not legal anywhere. And to be honest it's not worth 200 dollars to make it legal.

realmswalker
May 10, 2007, 10:43 PM
Thank you for your replies.

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