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Can a Stoeger Coach owner help me out?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by -gunut-, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Can you tell me the length of the barrels till the end of the forward grip area?

    I won a Stoeger Uplander off gunbroker and my plan is to NFA it into a SBS. Just wondering ahead of time what bbl length I would have if I chopped it at the end of the hand guard.

    Thanks! :wavey:

    Not too bad for $200!

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  2. Open the breach and measure from the end of the chamber to where you want to cut.
     
  3. I'm over in Europe right now and my shotgun is at the dealer. I won't be back for a few weeks.
     
  4. AZ Husker

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    You'd end up with a shotgun with such a broad pattern that it would be virtually worthless.
    My Coach gun measures 11" from the back of the breech to the front of the handguard.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  5. It will be a range toy, or a very close defensive tool if the situation ever happened to present itself. I am not planning on using it in a defensive capacity unless it is a situational issue.
     
  6. Come on guys! No Stoeger owners here that also own a ruler??
     
  7. I_am_JOHN_E

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    Just a little under 11".......but why stop there?

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  8. My worry is how hard it will be to shape down that hand guard.
     
  9. Fanner50

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    That's why GOD made Dremels. :wavey:
     
  10. I_am_JOHN_E

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    I had a local guy do the wood for me before I submitted the Form 1, he said it was a pretty simple job. Some wood was removed from the front but most of difficult work was in the stock.

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    Plug of wood from the stock used to fill the bolt hole

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    Another piece of the scrap stock used here.

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  11. John E,

    That reminds me of the one Sean Connery kept in the old phonograph
    in "The Untouchables", sans the hammers. Man that's just bad news.
    Have you fired it?.

    A handful of dynamite, would fire like the one James Cann "Mississippi",
    used in the John Wayne movie, "El Dorado".
     
  12. WiskyT

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    Why doesn't anyone make a short barreled gun with rifling in 12G? Would the BATFE go for a gun like John's with a rifled barrel as a "pistol" and not require the NFA paperwork? It could be like the .410 guns. They aren't "smoothbore" since they have rifling, albiet very fine rifling. :dunno:
     
  13. This 20ga belongs to a friend of mine in Czech. Looking at the grip I wonder if this thing is factory??

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  14. I_am_JOHN_E what length are the barrels? 8"?

    Can you give me any pics from the underside so I can see how that front grip was shaped? I am thinking either going the easy rout and chopping it off and the end of the front grip or chopping it to 9"
     
  15. Burncycle

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    How rifled would it have to be I wonder? Twist rate and depth?
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  16. Angry Fist

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    It would be a Destructive Device.... 12 ga is well over .500 bore.
     
  17. WiskyT

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    I've seen .410 "45 Colt" pistol with rifling so fine you almost couldn't catch a fingernail on it.
     
  18. WiskyT

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    I figured there had to a reason, otherwise we'd all have double barreled 8" 12G pistols.