Best way to shorten shotgun barrel?

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  1. Jan 27, 2009 #1
    DeadEye-Want2B

    DeadEye-Want2B XDTalk 100 Member

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    OK folks, beyond the obvious "hack saw"........any input on the best way to shorten the barrel on my Rem. 870 pumb. I got the gun about 45 yrs. ago on my 16th birthday and want to convert it to a Home Defense gun. Your ideas?:confused:

     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 #2
    tomfoolery

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    Pipe cutter, band saw, etc...
     
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    cooks128

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    cut it but be sure to keep it at least 1/2 inch above legal.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 #4
    mif_slim

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    Dont forget to buy a recrowning tool! :p
     
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    rockerZ71

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    I'd say just use a hacksaw but be sure to have a file and some different grits of sandpaper on hand to make it look decent when you are done.
     
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    Wired

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    Just buy a shorter barrel. Then you have 2 guns in one! They're easy to change and if you decide to sell, could be a major selling point.
     
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    faawrenchbndr

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    Chop saw with a metal blade is what my Gunsmith uses.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 #8
    slugger6

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    Since you took "hacksaw" off the table I got nuthin'.
     
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    mtcraigco

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    Chopsaw is best bet, bandsaw with a fence is #2.

    Keep the end square no matter how you do it.

    A large reamer can be used to clean up the muzzle after the cut.
    (Or garnet paper, files, stones or whatever, it's not a benchrest gun, it's a shotty, keep that in mind.
    Just don't make it look like Red Green did it!)
     
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    nothingness

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    That is what I used as well. Makes a nice clean cut.
     

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