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Gunsmith Question on barrel cutting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by brent375hh, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. brent375hh

    brent375hh TS Member

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    On another thread someone has information that says you can't shorten your own barrel. It is my understanding that you can cut off your own barrel as long as it is longer than 18" for a shotgun or 16" for a rifle.

    It was stated that you have to have a manufactures license to shorten a barrel to any legal length.

    I have turned and chambered my own blanks years ago when I had access to a machine shop, was I breaking the law?
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can shorten your gun barrels down to legal length.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Make a mistake and end up in Federal prison and have your wife and daughter killed.

    Wayne Weaver?- Idaho-- meet Janet Reno- the worst excuse for an operational decision maker the country has ever seen
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    And if you accidentally cut an inch or two too much off it can be fixed legally by adding a Poly choke or if its a rifle, a muzzle brake as long as it is permanently attached, such as brazing, or blind hole pinning.
     
  5. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

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    Words of wisdom..
    measure twice, cut once..
     
  6. Big Az Al

    Big Az Al Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately half right!

    """"And if you accidentally cut an inch or two too much off it can be fixed legally by adding a Poly choke or if its a rifle, a muzzle brake as long as it is permanently attached, such as brazing, or blind hole pinning."""""

    Only welding, as in blind pin welded or welded together is allowed by FEDS!

    Brazing or soldering, is not concidered fully fixed in place!

    Al Lingham

    IMHO one of the best in the rebluing buisness!
     
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