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Short barrels - how to measure?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Sergeant York, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Sergeant York

    Sergeant York

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    I know this has been asked before, but I can't find it. I inherited a shotgun from my brother-in-law, a Remington 870 Wingmaster, 2 3/4 shells only. I read somewhere that the correct way to measure the barrel length is to drop a dowel down the barrel (action closed), mark the dowel at the end of the barrel, and then measure the dowel to that mark. I measure 18 1/8" using this method. I want to make sure this is the proper method for determining legal length.

    Thanks!
     
  2. aippi

    aippi

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    That works and the older Remington barrels were 18" so you are right on track.
     

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