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cutting a barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by FLATLINE XTR, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. FLATLINE XTR

    FLATLINE XTR

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    I have a little saturday night spercial revolver that I am wanting to cut the barrel down on. Is it ok to do this? And if so how short can it be cut? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. FLATLINE XTR

    FLATLINE XTR

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    Actually is it legal in the first place to cut the barrel?
     

  3. jordankaden

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    yes, a rifle bbl cant be shorter than 16".. if it is, you must then register it with the ATF as a short barrel rifle. A pistol bbl can be done but a rule of thumb is nothing less than 2 3/4 inch... muzzle blast and gas pressures are dangerous the shorter it is... BE CAREFUL....
     
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    Pistols can be as short as you can handle it. S&W makes J frames in 1 7/8.