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Posted: 4/6/2006 7:55:38 PM EDT
Ok, I am wondering I saw in an advertisement a long time ago a very long 12" barreled S&W 629. I thought it was supposed to be for England as there are some weird barrel length laws? I called Smith & Wesson and they assured me that nothing like that was ever made! What can you guys tell me? Can you even own them now?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:18:06 PM EDT
As long as it has a 12" barrel and an over all length of 24" then we can own it. This means a revolver/.22 semi pistol would need to have a 12" barrel and usually an arm brace at the back to give it the 24" total.

We are not allowed any Semi autos unless it is in .22lr

We can have pretty much an rifle we want as long as we can provide a reason for owning it (i.e. target shooting, vermin shooting etc..)

It is a bit more complicated than that but essentially that is it I think.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 11:12:38 PM EDT
And no restrictions on supressors.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:34:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 6:35:49 AM EDT by P08]

Originally Posted By rarms:
As long as it has a 12" barrel and an over all length of 24" then we can own it. This means a revolver/.22 semi pistol would need to have a 12" barrel and usually an arm brace at the back to give it the 24" total.

We are not allowed any Semi autos unless it is in .22lr

We can have pretty much an rifle we want as long as we can provide a reason for owning it (i.e. target shooting, vermin shooting etc..)

It is a bit more complicated than that but essentially that is it I think.



So is the stock for the revolver perminatly attached to the gun? I don't know why, but I think a 12" barrel 629 would be pretty cool looking. I wonder why S&W told me that they did not make any of them? I've been to London three times and only found one custon shotgun maker. All he had was chunks of wood raw forged receivers and barrels. Prices were very high. As a contrast when I went to Prague went into a gun store and they had just about anything you could want cash and carry!

Oh, I forgot, can you keep your guns at your house?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:16:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:

Originally Posted By rarms:
As long as it has a 12" barrel and an over all length of 24" then we can own it. This means a revolver/.22 semi pistol would need to have a 12" barrel and usually an arm brace at the back to give it the 24" total.

We are not allowed any Semi autos unless it is in .22lr

We can have pretty much an rifle we want as long as we can provide a reason for owning it (i.e. target shooting, vermin shooting etc..)

It is a bit more complicated than that but essentially that is it I think.



So is the stock for the revolver perminatly attached to the gun? I don't know why, but I think a 12" barrel 629 would be pretty cool looking. I wonder why S&W told me that they did not make any of them? I've been to London three times and only found one custon shotgun maker. All he had was chunks of wood raw forged receivers and barrels. Prices were very high. As a contrast when I went to Prague went into a gun store and they had just about anything you could want cash and carry!

Oh, I forgot, can you keep your guns at your house?



The revolvers we have here were made by Ruger (Redhawk) and then Taurus. The Taurus wrist brace extension is permanently pinned to the frame of the pistol and looks like a bent coathanger....

We keep our guns at home too.

Cheers
Steven
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