Isn't a rifled barrel shotgun a rifle, not a shotgun?

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Isn't a rifled barrel shotgun a rifle, not a shotgun?

Post by Taco » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:48 pm

Just got an email, PD trade in shotguns-

https://www.recoilgunworks.com/remingto ... dium=email

I thought rifling in a shotgun made it a rifle? And then it being 12 gauge would be over the size limit avoided by sporting purpose exception, right?

*shrug*

NFA makes my head hurt- Why am I wrong this time?

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Post by rentprop1 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm

a 16 inch gun on a battle ship has rifling, but no buttstock, is it considered a rifle, or just a firearm ??

don't over think it, and for Christs sake don't write any ATF determination letters :mrgreen:

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Post by Cubanstang50 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:42 pm

Dang, thats a good deal. I just might have to jump on that lol

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Post by CaptBarty » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm

rentprop1 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm
a 16 inch gun on a battle ship has rifling, but no buttstock, is it considered a rifle, or just a firearm ??

don't over think it, and for Christs sake don't write any ATF determination letters :mrgreen:
The firearm is the receiver/serialized part. As long as requirements such as length are followed, it's a shotgun if the receiver is one.

As far as the battleship is concerned, that gun is referred to properly as a "16" naval rifle." It's amusing when one uses that term and people visualize a 16" barrel carbine, rather than a one ton projectile.
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Post by Taco » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:22 pm

CaptBarty wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm
The firearm is the receiver/serialized part. As long as requirements such as length are followed, it's a shotgun if the receiver is one.
Isn't a smooth barrel in the definition of shotgun? You know, because rifles have rifling?

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Post by Joecruiser » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:12 pm

This Christmas, I'm asking Santa for a "16" Naval Rifle!!!
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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:03 pm

"Sporting Purpose" exemption...

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Post by Miami_JBT » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:16 am

Rifled bores over .50 Caliber are automatically considered Destructive Devices unless they are specifically granted a waiver. Rifled Slug Bore Shotguns are granted waivers since they are shooting low pressure, short range loads for the most part.

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Post by Joecruiser » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:38 am

Nice video...too bad most cool shotgun projectiles are illegal in FL.
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