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June 21, 2012, 10:31 PM
But I was playing a game and found a side by side pistol 12ga.

Might be kind of cool (I believe it is NFA for non black powder??).

The closest I could find is this one:

Is it even possible to get one in a smokeless cartridge? Any gauge (prefer 20 or 12).

And I used my handloads for the first time today. So light and no recoil. No issues even though I have not cleaned my gun in over 300 (maybe 400) or so rounds...

Bill DeShivs
June 22, 2012, 01:07 AM
Yes, there are several NFA manufacturers that sell them.
You can make your own if you pay the $200 tax to the BATF.

June 22, 2012, 06:55 AM
That style of hand gun was a last ditch weapon used when Tiger hunting in India. The British gun makers made the pistol of very large caliber (500 & 577) for the hunters. Shots usually very close, less than 5 feet much less.

As the Mararajah of Cooch Behar said "Recoil is insignificant when there is a tiger on the head of your elephant."

June 22, 2012, 08:22 AM
Bill's right about the $200 federal tax, but remember to check your state/local gun laws before making your mods. That federal tax is not a get out of jail free card.
Remember Ruby Ridge.

June 22, 2012, 10:17 AM
Yep - What's legit posession under Federal Law may be prohibited posession under State or Local law.


June 22, 2012, 10:26 AM
If it was manfactured as a 12ga pistol could it be considered an AOW or is it still a SBS?

June 22, 2012, 04:31 PM
I assume the same status as this one, http://www.serbu.com/top/superShorty.php

Which I think is a AOW with a $5 fee.