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what happened to all the 'shotgun' conversions?

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As recently as the mid to late eighties, it was possible to buy most firearms, including machine guns, once converted to single action and smooth bored on a shotgun ticket-has the law been changed now to prevent this from happening?

Terry

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As recently as the mid to late eighties, it was possible to buy most firearms, including machine guns, once converted to single action and smooth bored on a shotgun ticket-has the law been changed now to prevent this from happening?

Terry

I was thinking the same the other day. I remember 410 enfields in exchange and Mart for about £80!!

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I was offered a Lee Enfield 303 converted to 410 shotgun last year for £50, but as I don't have a F.A.C. I had to turn it down. The LSAT I heard was that he had handed it in to the police for disposal.

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I was offered a Lee Enfield 303 converted to 410 shotgun last year for £50, but as I don't have a F.A.C. I had to turn it down. The LSAT I heard was that he had handed it in to the police for disposal.

 

 

I bought one of these last year, it turned out to be a smooth bore and was able to be on my shotgun cert,nice gun too.:cheesy:

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There still about l bought a M1 carbine converted to 9mm as a garden gun from Viking guns in 1967when they were advertised in exchange and mart

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If you want a .410 conversion on a shotgun cert it needs to have the mag welded in place and limited to 2 rounds, or converted to single shot by welding a plate in the mag well. They then need proofing. Oh and don't forget that the .410 musket was different to the modern .410 conversions.

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I thought they had changed the law about smooth boring rifles to turn them into shotguns

Commander

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Existing guns, provided that no more than 3 shots. one in chamber two in magazine are still legal on a shotgun certificate. Though prices are now around the £3-400 mark for a decent one.

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I thought they had changed the law about smooth boring rifles to turn them into shotguns

Commander

 

They have and it is no longer alowed as is converting a auto / semi auto (except .22 rimfire) into single shot. Will post a full reply this week if i have time.

C.

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