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Old October 31, 1999, 08:05 PM   #1
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Can anyone here tell me or direct me where I might find legal information about shotgun barrel lengths? What are the minimum required lengths on shotgun barrels? I've notice various sizes on double-barreled shotguns.
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Old November 1, 1999, 12:00 AM   #2
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if it is non nfa its 18in. i beleave any shorter it becomes a sawedoff nfa 200 dollar tax let me know if im wrong people

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Old November 1, 1999, 05:23 AM   #3
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18 OR MORE ONLY, or it is nfa.
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Old November 1, 1999, 07:33 AM   #4
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More than 18", or it might get your %^&*( locked up. The term "Sawed Off Shotgun" packs lots of semantic weight in court.
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Old November 1, 1999, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for responding, everyone. My memory had served me correctly on the 18" issue. I find it interesting, though, that anything under 18" is illegal, yet the little .45/.410's aren't? What's the logic behind the .45/.410 as a legal pistol; they're just as deadly as any other short shotgun would be.

Just curious.
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Old November 2, 1999, 08:58 AM   #6
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The legality is not just the barrel length but also has to do with the oal. and whether the weapon was designed to be fired from the shoulder. The .45/.410 pistol was not designed to be fired from the shoulder thus it is legal as it was designed to be fired as a handgun and not a longarm.
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Old November 3, 1999, 07:29 AM   #7
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One thing about the .45/410 is to make sure that it is legal in your state, in Kali the Contender and Encores with the .45/410 barrel are considered short barrel shotguns.

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Old November 3, 1999, 07:29 AM   #8
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Sorry double post

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