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Posted: 10/18/2004 7:49:42 PM EDT
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 7:53:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:53:43 PM EDT
And 28 inch OAL.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:30:56 PM EDT
Actually it is 26 inches overall length for any shoulder fired weapon to include shotguns

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:42:38 PM EDT

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 6:15:39 PM EDT
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 6:29:34 PM EDT
18" barrel and 26" OAL.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 8:53:10 PM EDT
Oops, my bad.
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