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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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BARREL LENGTH

WHAT IS THE SHORTEST RIFLE BARREL ALLOWED IN PA, THANKS
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 06:15 PM
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Re: BARREL LENGTH

16" AND THAT IS FEDERALLY-REGULATED. YOU CAN GO AS SHORT AS YOU'D LIKE WITH PROPER BATFE APPROVAL FOR POSSESSION OR MANUFACTURE OF SHORT-BARRELED RIFLE VIA FORM 1/FORM 4.

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Re: BARREL LENGTH

I think the confusion arises because at one time PA had a law for a longer minimum. As I recall it was 18 inches about 35 years ago. I seem to recall the PGC rule calling for a odd minimum shot gun barrel length for hunting back then too.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: BARREL LENGTH

There never was a barrel legnth under the game law. Shotguns however under PAs firearms laws had to be 20 inches I think. Than they amended the law to be the same as federal law.




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Re: BARREL LENGTH

16" for rifles and 18" for shotguns, anything less must be registered as a SBR or SBS under the BATF as catncarp said.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 09:49 PM
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I have an h&r talo trapper .44 mag with an 18 inch barrel , open sights and it is a dream to carry and hunt with.

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