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Posted: 1/1/2003 7:02:05 PM EDT

 I have a 20 guage single shot that is full choke and the pattern is to tight for what I want it for ..my question is what is the laws on sawing off shotgun barrells...ie legal length.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 7:25:50 PM EDT
[#1]
18" for a shotgun. I would shoot for a little longer, if possible, just to be on the safe side when you do your cutting.

Link Posted: 1/1/2003 7:26:20 PM EDT
[#2]
18" by law -I'd go no less than 18 1/4, just to be on the safe side.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:31:41 PM EDT
[#3]
I would suggest that shorning the barrel will not open the pattern up as much as you have heard from the gunshow wannabees.

If you want quick spread get a duckbill choke installed or install a rifled choke tube to spin the shot wad and increase the spread.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 5:03:43 AM EDT
[#4]
Be careful, because there is also a minimum overall length.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 5:45:47 AM EDT
[#5]
A gunsmith should be able to ream out the choke to the constriction that you desire.  It's a fairly simple process and shouldn't be too expensive.  You could also try spreader wad shells to open up you pattern.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:49:15 PM EDT
[#6]

Quoted:
18" by law -I'd go no less than 18 1/4, just to be on the safe side.


Better not let the ATF find my SHTF shotgun Remmy 870 14 incher 12 guage.
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 12:19:09 AM EDT
[#7]

Quoted:

Quoted:
18" by law -I'd go no less than 18 1/4, just to be on the safe side.


Better not let the ATF find my SHTF shotgun
Remmy 870 14 incher 12 guage.







edited to add, matt is confused because you make reference to committing a felony on a public forum
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 4:44:23 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:

Quoted:
18" by law -I'd go no less than 18 1/4, just to be on the safe side.


Better not let the ATF find my SHTF shotgun
Remmy 870 14 incher 12 guage.



Me thinks bukshot forgot to add a shitload of smilies to his post. I know I would use smilies if I had made a joke like that.
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 6:03:48 AM EDT
[#9]
Ask Randy Weaver.......

18" for the barrel, 26" for overall length, Federal law. This could increase with state laws.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 2:39:49 PM EDT
[#10]
Thats it bukshot? 14" HA I Laugh at you.

I went all the way and have a 12.5" Rem 870 with "For Law Enforcement Only" top folder.

users.xpressamerica.net/~bishop/images/sbr.jpg


BISHOP
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:54:59 PM EDT
[#11]
BISHOP always has the cool pics.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:55:55 AM EDT
[#12]
Yes I was just shitting you. [:0] I would NEVER do a thing like that... No felonies in THIS house. No siree
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