Someone Talk Me Out of a Howdah

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  1. Apr 8, 2019 #161

    rodwha

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    I have contemplated additional barrels with one being turned into a 28 ga with a 17” barrel. I was warned that despite being a muzzleloader it didn’t come that way, that by cutting the barrel the government may well consider it illegal.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2019 #162

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    Something to ask yourself; is cutting down an old $65 gun worth going to prison over? There are better things that you could be doing.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 #163

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    You are 100% there. I would go to my elected county sheriff and ask him.
     
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    Not the sheriff. Take photos of the gun, lots of them. Then in a detailed letter, sent with the photos, tell the ATF what you want to do.

    Be sure to also describe the firearm in great detail.

    Ask them if it’s legal. Your local Sheriff is not part of the ATF. He may not be up to speed on federal firearm laws.
     
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    Good point. I guess the ATF agent would not be impress if I said " Well my sheriff said"
     
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    Jim Hallam Now theres a name I know of and your efforts for us all at Bisley . Good to hear you are still around Regards Rudyard.
     
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    Rudyard....in Staffordshire, right?
     
  8. Apr 9, 2019 #168

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    Jim,

    I'd be pleased to see you anytime!

    Those fences on your pistol very much remind me of an Adams I had a long time ago. (Finsbury Pavement)
    Very nice pistol!
    Rudyard,
    I thought you maybe knew each other!

    Brit,
    Rudyard is down in NZ most of the time these days.

    Richard.
     
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    If it’s illegal than absolutely not. I’ve seen people debate both ends of it and unless I saw it for myself in black and white I’d not do it. I only chose 17” as it gave just enough space after the first barrel and would be simple. No reason it couldn’t be 18” dropping any reasons for concerns on legality.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2019 #170

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    I "was" very sure that muzzle loaders were not subject to the barrel length rules as they pertain to modern guns. Hence "canoe guns" and shoulder stocks on muzzle loader pistol and revolvers. However, I'm not a lawyer, I just play one on T.V.
     
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    I have never had one "slug", but hear of it often. My cartridges completely disintegrate, I usually can find NO trace of the paper after firing. I believe one would have to try hard to make it too robust, many wraps beyond common sense.
     

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