Author Topic: Shotgun lengths and stocks  (Read 366 times)

March 12, 2017, 05:12:49 pm
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bobbylovely

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Hi all is there a law in the UK that states a gun has to be of a minimum length.  Also are folding stocks legal or do they need to be fixed in place, as i think i read somewhere.

March 12, 2017, 08:38:57 pm
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UK legal shotgun must be 40 inch overall and a minimum 24 inch barrel (firearm shotguns differ) and 2 or 2+1 shot.
Folding stocks are allowed.......providing the folded length remains 40 inches! You could fit a folding stock but you would need a LONG barrel!

So if a "normal" barrel length then the stock would need to be fixed. Same applies to pistol grips, sadly.

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March 13, 2017, 10:04:18 pm
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Ok thanks for the info.  I thought the pistol grips were ok as there are fitted to many shotguns on the UK market.  Are there any legal implications of importing a folding stock into the UK from Europe you know of?

March 14, 2017, 07:39:21 am
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You can obtain almost all accessories, it's the legality of fitting them that should be of concern! The alternative would be to purchase a "tactical" stock such as those fitted to Hatsan or Mossbergs. You can fit an extension on to a 2+1 mag. It won't be illegal because the mag would still be only 2+1, just longer! It's purely cosmetic.

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