Shortening a double barrel shotgun

Frost

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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?
 

Midnight Raver

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Good point- but I think it would most likely work out ok. Clamping the barrels just behind where you cut them would probably be a good idea too. Any gunsmiths or people who have had this conversion done to one out there?
 

Azrial

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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.
 

Frost

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Azrial

Looks nice.
You don't by chance have one with a stock do you?
 

Azrial

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Stock?

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:
 

Frost

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That would be funny.
Don't forget to wrap a piece of red tape around the end of the barrel...
 
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