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Can a Stoeger Coach owner help me out?

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

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    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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    Open the breach and measure from the end of the chamber to where you want to cut.
     
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    I'm over in Europe right now and my shotgun is at the dealer. I won't be back for a few weeks.
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Come on guys! No Stoeger owners here that also own a ruler??
     
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    Just a little under 11".......but why stop there?

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    My worry is how hard it will be to shape down that hand guard.
     
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    That's why GOD made Dremels. :wavey:
     
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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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    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".
     
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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:
     
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    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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    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"
     
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    How rifled would it have to be I wonder? Twist rate and depth?
     
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    It would be a Destructive Device.... 12 ga is well over .500 bore.
     
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    I've seen .410 "45 Colt" pistol with rifling so fine you almost couldn't catch a fingernail on it.
     
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    I figured there had to a reason, otherwise we'd all have double barreled 8" 12G pistols.