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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:48 pm
by Taco
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?

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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm
by rentprop1
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:

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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:42 pm
by Cubanstang50
Dang, thats a good deal. I just might have to jump on that lol

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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm
by CaptBarty
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.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:22 pm
by Taco
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?

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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:12 pm
by Joecruiser
This Christmas, I'm asking Santa for a "16" Naval Rifle!!!

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

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:03 pm
by Tenzing_Norgay
"Sporting Purpose" exemption...

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

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:16 am
by Miami_JBT
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.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:32 pm
by Tenzing_Norgay

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

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:38 am
by Joecruiser
Nice video...too bad most cool shotgun projectiles are illegal in FL.