How short can you make a shotgun barrel?
A legal shotgun barrel can be no shorter than 18″, the overall length of the gun can not be shorter than 26″.
What is the shortest legal shotgun barrel length?
A shotgun is a firearm subject to the NFA if the shotgun has a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length. A weapon made from a shotgun is also a firearm subject to the NFA if the weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length.
What’s the legal length of a gun barrel?
One left the factory with NO barrel, and so a 14″ barrel could be legally fitted. My assembly of that collection of idiocy demonstrations was deliberate. The law apparently tried to prohibit certain lengths of barrel or firearm — and failed miserably, because the limits are all conditional.
How big does a shotgun have to be to be a firearm?
If an 18″ shotgun has a pistol grip does it then become a firearm? Okay, so this is one of the nonsensical things that I wish the ATF would change. The 18 inch length requirement applies to the barrel length for shotguns. The overall length of the shotgun cannot be less than 26 inches, period.
How big of a barrel do you need for a semi automatic shotgun?
Semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns, whether held on shotgun or firearms certificates, are always required to comply with the specification of 24-inch minimum barrel length, 40-inch minimum overall length. Muzzleloading firearms held on firearms certificates are exempt from any restrictions on barrel and overall length.
How big of a barrel do you need for a shotgun in Canada?
Canada. Short-barreled, manually operated shotguns (non-semi-automatics) are non-restricted as long as the barrel remains unmodified from the original factory length. There is no legal minimum for shotgun barrels as long as they are not handguns; shotguns with barrels as short as 8.5 inches are available in Canada.