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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/18/2004 6:49:42 PM EST
I live in a state that does not allow short barreled rifles and was curious what the minimum length of a shotgun is without having to register it (specifcally Rem 870 12 Gauge)
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:53:03 PM EST
18"
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:53:43 PM EST
And 28 inch OAL.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:30:56 PM EST
Actually it is 26 inches overall length for any shoulder fired weapon to include shotguns

-Cygnus
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:42:38 PM EST

The Gun Control Act of 1968, section 921.5


The term "short-barreled shotgun" means a shotgun having one or more barrels less than eighteen inches in length and any weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall lenght of less than 26 inches.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:15:39 PM EST
The barrel is measured with the bolt closed, by dropping a dowel or rod down the barrel and touching the face of the bolt.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:29:34 PM EST
18" barrel and 26" OAL.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:53:10 PM EST
Oops, my bad.
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