Shortening a double barrel shotgun


Oct 1, 2009
North Chuck, SC
I was unsure if I should put this here or in the tactical shotgun thread.
I guess I will count on the moderators to decide.

I want to shorten a side by side double barrel to 18.25 inches.
Are there any special considerations is using a bandsaw to shorten the barrel?
Such as will the barrels separate?


New Member
Oct 3, 2009
What do you think?

Just make sure that the solider joint between the two barrels is continuous, a few old ones are not. A lot of modern cheaper guns will have a flattened tube, hollow in cross section there. Be prepared to fill the end of this tube with something, or it will look goofy. I used silver solider, but you could use J&B weld.

I am most likely going to be selling mine.


New Member
Oct 3, 2009

Nope, I wanted a "Mad Max" when I did the one. I even started working on a leather leg holster, then my attention got pulled away to something else. Maybe I finish it for Halloween and go as Max. It would great to listen to folks compliment me on how real it looked at parties! :twisted: