View Full Version : Over all length of a shotgun

August 23, 2002, 04:14 PM
Hello all,
I have a quick question on oal on a shotgun. I am planning to get an extra 18.5 inch mossberg barrel for my rem 870. But since I am a little short status guy & want to shorten my stock (length of pull) a little. Is there a legal over all length for shotguns in CA?
Please shed some light on me...Thank you

Dave R
August 23, 2002, 06:30 PM
Yes, there is. But I don't know what it is. Big help, aren't I?

You might try asking this in the General forum. More readers from California there.

You want to be sure, since the penalty is death.

Well, not really. But that's what Randy Weaver was accused of at Ruby Ridge.

August 23, 2002, 09:05 PM
I don't know if this is true or not, but I've heard that in San Francisco at least, any shotgun shorter than your Johnson is probably illegal.:D Seriously, check your very local ordinances before buying because nationwide generalities don't seem to apply in the PRK from which I fortunately escaped.

August 23, 2002, 10:20 PM


August 24, 2002, 02:54 AM
Same as for a rifle - 26". measured in a box with the barrel against one side and the pistol grip or what ever is the end of the rifle then measured from a 90 degree angle to the barrel from end to muzzle.