History Main / SawedoffShotgun

17th May '17 3:38:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This trope is prominent in British shows, where the sawed off shotgun remains the weapon of choice for the LondonGangster, or the villains in any police procedural, particularly if it involves an ArmedBlag. This is mainly due to the difficulty of obtaining handguns in the UK, while shotguns are still legally available. Incidentally, British English prefers "sawn-off" (the past participle) and American English "sawed-off" (the past preterite, which, [[HaveAGayOldTime while sounding perfectly fine to American ears]], sounds like [[TheProblemWithPenIsland something else]] to British ones - though it still works pretty well, considering the context).

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This trope is prominent in British shows, where the sawed off shotgun remains the weapon of choice for the LondonGangster, or the villains in any police procedural, particularly if it involves an ArmedBlag. This is mainly due to the difficulty of obtaining handguns in the UK, while shotguns are still legally available. Incidentally, British English prefers "sawn-off" (the past participle) and American English "sawed-off" (the past preterite, which, [[HaveAGayOldTime [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch while sounding perfectly fine to American ears]], sounds like [[TheProblemWithPenIsland something else]] to British ones - -- though it still works pretty well, considering the context).
8th May '17 11:41:20 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Oddly enough, short-barreled shotguns are not restricted in Canada, so long as the barrel is factory-made and the total length of the gun is 30 or more inches. Cutting the barrel off yourself, on the other hand, can carry prison time if you're caught with it.

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* Oddly enough, short-barreled shotguns are not restricted in Canada, so long as the barrel is factory-made and the total length of the gun is 30 or more inches. Cutting the barrel off yourself, on the other hand, can carry prison jail time if you're caught with it.
8th May '17 11:41:04 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Oddly enough, short-barreled shotguns are not restricted in Canada, so long as the barrel is factory-made and the total length of the gun is 30 or more inches. Cutting the barrel off yourself, on the other hand, can carry prison time.

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* Oddly enough, short-barreled shotguns are not restricted in Canada, so long as the barrel is factory-made and the total length of the gun is 30 or more inches. Cutting the barrel off yourself, on the other hand, can carry prison time.time if you're caught with it.
8th May '17 11:10:47 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration (a shotgun is defined by the NFA as a "shoulder-fired" smoothbore weapon, and the Shockwave [[LoopholeAbuse rolls off the assembly line with a pistol grip long enough to bring it up to the 26-inch minimum length]]), meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be compliant with some states' gun laws, and it only skates by the ATF's rules in that specific configuration; putting any other type of rear stock on one without first swapping out for a longer barrel ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.

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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp (a shotgun is defined by the NFA as a "shoulder-fired" smoothbore weapon, and the Shockwave [[LoopholeAbuse rolls off the assembly line with a pistol grip long enough to bring it up to the 26-inch minimum length]]), meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp.length]]). Of course, it still might not be compliant with some states' gun laws, and it only skates by the ATF's rules in that specific configuration; putting any other type of rear stock on one without first swapping out for a longer barrel ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.
8th May '17 10:54:33 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be compliant with some states' gun laws, and it only skates by the ATF's rules in that specific configuration; putting any other type of rear stock on one without first swapping out for a longer barrel ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.

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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, configuration (a shotgun is defined by the NFA as a "shoulder-fired" smoothbore weapon, and the Shockwave [[LoopholeAbuse rolls off the assembly line with a pistol grip long enough to bring it up to the 26-inch minimum length]]), meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be compliant with some states' gun laws, and it only skates by the ATF's rules in that specific configuration; putting any other type of rear stock on one without first swapping out for a longer barrel ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.
22nd Apr '17 8:39:25 PM nombretomado
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* A sawed off shotgun appears in version three of ''SurvivalOFTheFittest''.

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* A sawed off shotgun appears in version three of ''SurvivalOFTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOFTheFittest''.
17th Apr '17 2:08:18 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be compliant with some states' gun laws, and putting any other type of rear stock on one ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.

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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be compliant with some states' gun laws, and it only skates by the ATF's rules in that specific configuration; putting any other type of rear stock on one without first swapping out for a longer barrel ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.
1st Apr '17 2:29:12 PM shawn_allen
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* In an episode of ''Series/NightCourt'', a defendant claims that he only stole from someone because he had nothing to eat.
-->'''Dan Fielding (the ADA):''' Yeah, he was so hungry he had to eat the shotgun he was carrying!
-->'''Judge Harry Stone:''' You had a shotgun?
-->'''Defendant:''' Only a little one!
-->'''Dan:''' The term is "sawed-off!"
-->'''Harry:''' Held over for trial (gavel)
-->'''Defendant:''' There goes my security clearance!
25th Mar '17 12:51:44 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be complaint with state gun laws, and putting any other type of rear stock on one ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.

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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be complaint compliant with state some states' gun laws, and putting any other type of rear stock on one ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.
24th Mar '17 7:50:36 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The [[NerfBrand NERF N-Strike]] [=Barrel Break IX-2=] is a reverse-plunger'd double-barreled breech-action short-barreled shotgun of a dart blaster. It even has a [[GunAccessories Tactical Rail-mounted dart rack]] to hold more ammo!

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* The [[NerfBrand NERF N-Strike]] [=Barrel Break IX-2=] is a reverse-plunger'd double-barreled breech-action short-barreled shotgun of a dart blaster. It even has a [[GunAccessories Tactical Rail-mounted dart rack]] to hold more ammo!ammo! Some modders merely shorten the barrel a little more, while others [[http://nerfornothing.blogspot.com/2010/08/heavily-modified-barrel-break.html go farther and]] [[SerialEscalation minimize it extensively]].



* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be complaint with state gun laws, and putting a full stock on one ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.

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* The [[https://www.mossberg.com/category/series/590-shockwave/ Mossberg Shockwave]] is a pump-action gun with a 14-inch factory barrel, and is not considered a Class 3/NFA gun in that configuration, meaning it does not require a federal tax stamp. Of course, it still might not be complaint with state gun laws, and putting a full any other type of rear stock on one ''will'' turn it into a Class 3 weapon.
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