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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default 18" barrel, 26" overall

Is teh legal lengths for a shotgun in Michigan? Is it legal to modify it yourself?

I have an old model 10 Remington Id like to butcher up for an under-the-pillow-for-the-tooth-fairy type.



***corrected, model 10, not 12***

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Old August 31st, 2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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That sounds correct. Personally I would leave an extra 1/2" on the barrel, just to be safe.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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If you just keep it at home for security purposes, and it saves you or your family... I wouldn't care what the law says. Deal with the repercussions while your still alive.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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That sounds correct. Personally I would leave an extra 1/2" on the barrel, just to be safe.
I agree on the extra 1/2"

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If you just keep it at home for security purposes, and it saves you or your family... I wouldn't care what the law says. Deal with the repercussions while your still alive.
Well I might like to transport it at some time or another either to take it to a new residence or to my place in the thumb to check the pattern, etc.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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Well I might like to transport it at some time or another either to take it to a new residence or to my place in the thumb to check the pattern, etc.
Yeah, that seems like a good plan. It's always good to know that it works and shoots where you want it to
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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Is teh legal lengths for a shotgun in Michigan? Is it legal to modify it yourself?

I have an old model 12 Remington Id like to butcher up for an under-the-pillow-for-the-tooth-fairy type.
yes you can modify it yourself. leave an extra 1/2 inch or 1 inch on the length of the barrel.

its a federal law 18 inch barrel on shotguns, 26 inches overall length.

do not fukc with the batfe. keep your weapon legal. if, gos forbid you do have to use it to defend yourself and it turns out your gun is to short and thus illegal, the judge and jury will nail your ass to the wall.

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Old August 31st, 2009, 03:32 PM   #7
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Yeah, even most aftermarket barrels are minimum 18.5"...I build custom 10/22's, and even the high dollar carbon fiber barrels are 18.5" just to avoid hassle from the BATF.


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If you just keep it at home for security purposes, and it saves you or your family... I wouldn't care what the law says. Deal with the repercussions while your still alive.
Really? Is knocking another few ounces and a few inches off of a barrel really worth the hassle? An 18" barrel is plenty short to get a nice wide spread from a buckshot or a bird shot in a home defense situation, so why take the risk of having an illegal weapon in your home? Have you ever looked at the fines and jail time for owning an illegal/unregistered SBR or SBSG in this case? Definitely not worth it, and honestly...that was some very stupid advice to give to anybody.
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if it is between 26" and 30" overall length in michigan you will have to register it as a pistol i believe
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if it is between 26" and 30" overall length in michigan you will have to register it as a pistol i believe
26"

and these require a pistol permit or CPL to purchase, my neighbor just picked one up

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=28
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and these require a pistol permit or CPL to purchase, my neighbor just picked one up

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=28
That is pretty sweet.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:27 AM   #11
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and these require a pistol permit or CPL to purchase, my neighbor just picked one up

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=28
if you modify it yourself, i believe you buy a purchase permit, do the work you want to do to it, then submit the purchase permit with you being both the buyer and seller but don't quote me on that. best bet would just to stop by your local police department
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