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Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

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Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

Dumb questions

Shortest legal RIFLE barrel length = ?

Longest legal PISTOL barrel length = ?

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    Re: Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

    ATF Online - Firearms - Guides - Identification of Firearms

    Might answer some questions...maybe not?
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    Re: Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

    Roy, I dont know the answers to your questions, sorry. But I am glad that there is no "shortest" limit on other things in life!
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    Re: Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

    As I understand it, rifles are limited to 16inches.

    It looks as though pistols are not limited in barrel length, however I think that some states may have different laws.

    At least were not Canada, my wifes custom 16.5 inch barreled 10-22 was under their 18.5, oddly enough a 16.25 inch chipmunk was ok since it was factory original..... As long and as tedious as atf rules are to wade through it could be worse.
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    Re: Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

    Ok I'll be straight forward!!

    I take a rem 700 short action and

    Add a Tube Rifle stock.

    Cut the barrel to 15" add a brake which takes it over 16"

    Leave the butt stock in the vehicle or on the horse or in the pack and

    use the sucker as a Specialty Hand Gun.

    Whoz gonna take me to court on that!

    I have all the parts except the tube rifle part.
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    Re: Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

    from what I understand, the muzzle break would have to be permanantly affixed to the barrel. Either soldered or pinned, the entire rig must still clear 26 inches regardless of stock configuration
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    Re: Shortest legal barrel for rifle???

    Here's what I'm thinkin'

    I'll measure from the butt end where the butt attachment stub ends and stretch a measuring tape till I get to 26 inches up the barrel and put a sharpie mark.

    I'll then take a hack saw to the forward side of the sharpie mark. Set up in lathe true up and crown.

    Now if that isn't a redneck project I don't know what is.
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