Legal length?


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ultradoc
November 8, 2008, 05:28 PM
Can someone please tell me the legal minimum length of a shotgun/barrel?

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keyboard commando
November 8, 2008, 05:38 PM
18 inches and a minimum overall length of 26 inches.;)

JBURGII
November 8, 2008, 05:54 PM
Something like this.. 87456
er, I know a guy who knows a guy who... um, I don't own any guns...

(the crinkle of aluminum foil and the sound of footsteps walking quickly away)

DRYHUMOR
November 8, 2008, 06:01 PM
So... is the length measured from the end of the barrel (on semi's and pumps) that resides in the reciever?

This would add as much as 3" to the length, making the bore actually shorter than 18"

Or, is it on all shotguns measured from the edge where the shell head would be to the end of the muzzle?

I'm curious also.

MGshaggy
November 8, 2008, 06:09 PM
So... is the length measured from the end of the barrel (on semi's and pumps) that resides in the reciever?

If I understand you correctly, thats it. The test is to close the action and run a dowel or stick down the barrel to measure from the bolt face to the open end of the barrel.

rcmodel
November 8, 2008, 06:13 PM
Rifle = 16" barrel.
Shotgun = 18" barrel.

AOL = 26"

Measured from muzzle to locked or closed breach-face.

JBURGII
November 8, 2008, 06:58 PM
RC's numbers are correct but I always add at least 1/2 inch to just make sure there is no question.. :D

GRIZ22
November 8, 2008, 08:42 PM
RC's numbers are correct but I always add at least 1/2 inch to just make sure there is no question..


It's also good to leave the 1/2 inch just in case you ding the crown of the barrel it can be dressed down and still be legal.

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