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Old October 10, 2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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legal configuration?

A friend has old pump gun (I think it's a Mossberg 500, not sure, haven't seen it) that has been barrel whacked, but it is over 16" from the bolt face to the end of the barrel, he says. The butt stock has been whacked to a pistol grip. Wanted to check for him and ask is this a legal configuration or does he need to find a new full-length buttstock for it to make it legal?
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Old October 10, 2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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16" is good for RIFLES, it takes 18" minimum of barrel to be legal for SHOTGUNS in the US of A... most places that is, local laws vary in some areas but NFA (National Firearms Act) is the same nationwide. Get a new barrel on it pronto...

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Old October 10, 2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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Besides the NFA rules on barrel length of 18" for shotguns, there is another pesky number, the overall length of your scattergun must be a minimum 26". Less than that is a NO NO.

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Old October 10, 2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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Not only get a new barrel, but you will want to render that other one indistinguishable from any other metallic object on the face of planet Earth
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Old October 11, 2009, 06:17 AM   #5
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Thanks! I had gone fuzzy on the shotgun rules. I'll pass the info along.
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