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Super-Dave
March 5, 2008, 07:34 AM
If a company made a gun under the following critereia:

It used pump action to chamber a round.

It was chambered for 12 gauge.

It came with a pistol grip only.

It had a 12" rifled barrel.

Could this be classified as a pistol instead of an AOW?

kozak6
March 6, 2008, 01:54 AM
No.



(f) Destructive device. -- The term "destructive device" means (1) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas (A) bomb, (B) grenade, (C) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, (D) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, (E) mine, or (F) similar device; (2) any type of weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, the barrel or barrels of which have a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter, except a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes; and (3) any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device as defined in subparagraphs (1) and (2) and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. The term "destructive device" shall not include any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon, which is redesigned for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety, or similar device; surplus ordnance sold, loaned, or given by the Secretary of the Army pursuant to the provisions of section 4684(2), 4685, or 4686 of title 10 of the United States Code; or any other device which the Secretary finds is not likely to be used as a weapon, or is an antique or is a rifle which the owner intends to use solely for sporting purposes.

K_doe420
March 6, 2008, 01:59 AM
I have a friend hwo took a childrens metal cap gun, and turned it into a crack barrell 12 gauge, he calls that a handgun HAHA, its like 7 inches long and works perfect....

JohnKSa
March 6, 2008, 04:21 AM
I have a friend hwo took a childrens metal cap gun, and turned it into a crack barrell 12 gauge, he calls that a handgun HAHA, its like 7 inches long and works perfect.... Not only is that illegal in both your country and ours, it's more than just a little dangerous.

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