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So, I see double barrel shotgun pistols for sale & I thought "sawed off shotguns" fell under the NFA?

Did something change? Can I make my own? :eek::D Dad had 4 or 5 single shot 12 gauges that I have no use for. But if they can become Street sweepers that's another thought.

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First I'll ask, have you ever shot one?馃榿
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There's the Taurus Judge that fires. 410, and you can buy a mare's leg.
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Do you have anything more specific you can share ie make, model, picture?
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The ones I see for sale are a double barrel pistol, break open, but it doesn't use fixed ammunition. You break it open and see the nipples. It's a muzzleloader.

But if you want to saw your single shot or your double barrel down to pistol size, you got to pay the $200 first.

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18" in from the back of the shell and 26" overall if you do it.
Short from the factory, you didn't do it. I don't know.
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So, I see double barrel shotgun pistols for sale & I thought "sawed off shotguns" fell under the NFA?

Did something change? Can I make my own? :eek::D Dad had 4 or 5 single shot 12 gauges that I have no use for. But if they can become Street sweepers that's another thought.

What say you?
Do not fool with that mess, they will put you in federal housing for 10 years while they let child molesters out on "good behavior". I believe what you may have seen is the Diablo double barrel 12 gauge. It is a black powder gun. Interesting but pretty much a range toy.
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Those Diablo pistols are muzzle loaders with 209 primer ignition systems.
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Those Diablo pistols are muzzle loaders with 209 primer ignition systems.
Ya considered one when they first came out. They would make a fun range gun, that is about it IMHO.
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Do not fool with that mess, they will put you in federal housing for 10 years while they let child molesters out on "good behavior". I believe what you may have seen is the Diablo double barrel 12 gauge. It is a black powder gun. Interesting but pretty much a range toy.
What I thought. I have no use for a BP Howdah, cuz there ain't any tigers in my neck of the woods!
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Stevens and some others made short barreled centerfire shotguns with pistol grips until 1934 but the national firearms act of 1934 made them illegal.
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What I thought. I have no use for a BP Howdah, cuz there ain't any tigers in my neck of the woods!
Good luck finding an elephant to ride while you hunt tigers. :)

If I was going to do the howda thing I'd get something more traditional looking like the one Pedersoli, I think it is offers, side locks and standard percussion caps.
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There are these. They also make a double barrel .410 version. The only thing that makes the pistols legal is that they have light rifling in them and aren't really smooth bore. ARMSLIST - For Sale: NEW Leinad 22 LR / 45 / 410 Pistol 22lr 45lc 410 COOL!!!
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The ATF classified those Shockwave type shotgun pistols as 鈥渙ther firearms鈥 not under NFA. They weren鈥檛 modified, factory made. I know single barrel shotguns aren鈥檛 the classiest of guns but many of the older models in good shape would have dollar value as much or more than the new Shotgun Pistols.
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I know one is a Hercules, but don't remember what the others are
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Can you post a pic of one?
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If you cut a shotgun down below 18" barrel and 26" overall, you must first register it with ATF, and pay a $200 tax. My approval took almost a year.
You can't cut it shorter until you receive your $200 tax stamp.
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Can you post a pic of one?
Man, I will have to dig them out of the gun closet cuz they are way in the back. I know none of them are Purdy, Greener, LeFever, Fox Stirlingworth or Parker. They're whatever a poor sharecropper could buy at Sears or Monkey Ward or a Mom & Pop's Hardware store in the 30's or 40's.
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Man, I will have to dig them out of the gun closet cuz they are way in the back. I know none of them are Purdy, Greener, LeFever, Fox Stirlingworth or Parker. They're whatever a poor sharecropper could buy at Sears or Monkey Ward or a Mom & Pop's Hardware store in the 30's or 40's.
I meant the short barrels you were asking about.
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Stevens and some others made short barreled centerfire shotguns with pistol grips until 1934 but the national firearms act of 1934 made them illegal.
Unless you rifle the barrel..
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