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Old November 7, 2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Has anyone made replacement barrels for the handy gun?

I was just thinking about those neat little .410 handy guns and wondered if any other barrels were ever made for them. Something like .45 colt or .44 special so it wouldnt be a nfa reulated gun.

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Old November 7, 2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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If you're talking about a H&R Handi Gun, they DO already require registration as AOW. If you changed the barrel, it would still be a receiver that's registered. Even if you destroyed the original smoothbore barrel, and replaced it with a rifled barrel, the receiver would still require registration because it would be a simple process to replace the rifled barrel with another smoothbore barrel. What's the point?
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Old November 7, 2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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UNLESS a Handy Gun frame has a short shotgun barrel on the frame, registration as an AOW is not necessary. A registered one can be removed from NFA registration if the shotgun barrel is removed.
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Old November 7, 2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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A receiver by it'self with no smooth barrel is not regulated at all. If it was registered in the NFA the BATFE should be notified that it is no longer in AOW configuration and to remove from the registry.

If it was never registered and the smooth bore barrel removed it is not regulated.
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Old November 9, 2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Hello Willie Lowman,,,

There is a modern alternative that just might suit your desire.

Rossi Matched Pair comes with two interchangeable barrels,,,
One is in .22 LR and the other is rifled and chambered for 45 Colt - .410 shot-shell.

It's not as pretty and the Handy Gun,,,
But it might be what you are looking for.


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Old November 9, 2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Wow... Thanks Aarond. That's well, I think I'll look at the T/C catalog.

What Aarond pointed out is a prime example of what I am asking about. As David mentioned (and can be found on the ATF's website) a receiver sans smooth bore barrel is not a NFA item.
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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Rossi made the Wizard. I called and complained about no pistol receivers. They seemed to listen
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