14 inch barrel makes it a short barreled rifle. That is an NFA item and requires a form from the BATFE. I think it is a form 4, but not sure about that part. If it had a 16 inch barrel it would be fine, and since it is a take down type gun there is no reason it could not sport an extra 2 inches on the barrel.Guys have you paid much attention to this .44 mag
the 1892 take down with a 12'' octagon barrel !!! what a great back-pack fire arm and
even a saddle gun for your ATV or 3 wheeler......
Certainly not to me. More like a toy for people with a lot of money to burn. I'm much rather have one with a 16" barrel, or even better 18" barrel, which I think would be more useful, and would NOT need the $200 tax. If I wanted it shorter, I'd shorten the stock a bit.Is it that much more useful, that it would be worth paying the SBR tax?
In Africa I understand the gun for lions in thick brush is a shortened double barrel 12 ga shotgun, with buckshot. Here, for close quarters work my preference would be a Mossberg 12 ga pump, with an 20" barrel, and buckshot. If you're close enough for 'close quarters work' buckshot will do a lot more than a bullet would, and it is not that easy to hit a close target that just pops up with a bullet. And a 20" barrel shotgun makes a great quail gun, try that with a short barrel rifle.II'd suppose that the idea that SO folks love these SBR guns for their close quarter "work" means nothing? Makes total sense to me. I'm not using it for spot and stalk hunting, stand hunting or even still hunting. But, I'd take one on any jaunt in the woods camping or hiking where I worried about furry 4 legged stuff or flakey 2 legged stuff.