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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/6/2006 8:20:19 AM EDT
What exactly does the DNR mean by " No long barrel modifications"? I have been considering a T/C Contender (G2) or Encore pistol registered frame and at least one barrel (14"or 15" most likely) in an allowed caliber.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 10:11:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:50:56 AM EDT
i talked to the "law enforcement" area of the Iowa DNR and it was explained to me that the "no long barrel modification" is meant simply to detour anyone from buying a long barrel, for example 24" and cutting it themselves back to say 16" or 18".

today, the state of iowa doesn't have a maximum barrel length clause. if you head out to the tree stand with a T/C pistol armed with a 26" barreled 50 Beowulf, you are legal.

in a nutshell, if you buy it and have a receipt for it, you are legal. if the DNR can verify your source as a business you are legal. they don't want weekend warrior gunsmiths hacking things up for people to use during the hunting season.

if this is a problem for you i'd suggest a custom barrel from e. arthur brown co - minnesota. he can make one in about any caliber and any length. i have heard quite a few people remark at their satisfaction with him and his products.

hope this helps. if not, read my signature disclaimer...

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