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Old December 8th, 2008, 01:15 PM #1
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Whats the legal barrel length in Maryland??

Got a New Saiga 12 and it has a 19 inch barrel,I like to shorten it. whats the legal length I can shorten it without it being consider a Class 3 weapon?
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Old December 8th, 2008, 01:16 PM #2
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shotgun has to be over 18" before things get complicated
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My AR has a 14" barrel and I got a 2" flash hider to avoid any problems. Not sure if the same applys to shotguns?
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Got a New Saiga 12 and it has a 19 inch barrel,I like to shorten it. whats the legal length I can shorten it without it being consider a Class 3 weapon?
Thinking the same thing, but I may just go ahead and SBS it.
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My AR has a 14" barrel and I got a 2" flash hider to avoid any problems. Not sure if the same applys to shotguns?
Rifles must have a minimum 16" barrel, shotguns a minimum 18" barrel. The whole thing is stupid. I've seen average-size men conceal full-size rifles under overcoats.
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Rifles must have a minimum 16" barrel, shotguns a minimum 18" barrel. The whole thing is stupid. I've seen average-size men conceal full-size rifles under overcoats.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ade7dO8dmd4

I'll see your average-sized man and raise you a scrawny teen with no coat. Not too sure he would be able to do too much walkin' though.....
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I'll see your average-sized man and raise you a scrawny teen with no coat. Not too sure he would be able to do too much walkin' though.....
Yeah, I remembered that, but as you said, he can't walk normally with that scattergun down his trouser leg. He'd have to say his leg was in a cast or brace.
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16 inches from what I have been told.
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Rifles must have a minimum 16" barrel, shotguns a minimum 18" barrel. The whole thing is stupid. I've seen average-size men conceal full-size rifles under overcoats.
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As already said, 18" for a shotgun barrel, but what has not been mentioned yet is overall length must be 26" and if there is a folding or collapsible stock, it has to be at least 26" with the stock fully extended.
So in other words let's say a shotgun is 26" with a 19" barrel, it would become an NFA device if the barrel is cut. I don't think this is an issue with Saigas though.
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