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    How to measure the barrel length of a non-restricted firearm

    Hello as the title says, I tried searching this sight and the rcmp site, to no avail. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    make sure the gun is unloaded .close the action and insert a cleaning rod or wooden dowel down the barrel from the muzzle end as far as it will go then mark the rod at that point .measure and that is the barrel length. add ons like flash hiders etc.do not count in overall length .

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    I did a verify last year, with a permanent muzzle brake attached to a new custom barrel
    on a Ruger #1 for a club member.
    I called the CFC verifiers help line to ask about the muzzle brake,
    and she said it counted in the over all length as it was silver soldered on.
    When in doubt with ad ons like muzzle brakes and flash hiders,
    be safe and call.
    my .02
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    "...muzzle brakes and flash hiders..." They don't count for the length of the barrel. OAL is the whole firearm.
    Spelling and grammar count.

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    Then I guess i was given incorrect imfo from RCMP then.
    The 20th century Canadian home guard rifle was the Enfield. The new Canadian home guard rifle is now the Simonov (SKS) rifle.

    Milsurp, CAS, IDPA, CSSA

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    As defined, any attachment does not count as part of the measurement of the barrel, doesn't matter how it's attached. Barrel length is, the length of the rifled portion of the barrel including the chamber but excluding any attachment.
    Any time you get info from these people, get a name, or get the information in writing, what she told you could make you a criminal and you have no way of proving that you were told what she told you!!!

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    I was waiting on hold with the CFC the other day and one of their "hold announcements" came on and it mentioned the same method of measuring. Close the action (make sure it's unloaded first of course) and push a cleaning rod down the barrel. Once it stops make a mark on the rod and then measure the rod.

    Easy peasy...

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    Every manufactures use a different standard according to my instructors
    Just like there is no standard measurement for ammos.
    50ae vs 50bmg
    Are they the same size?
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceminer View Post
    Every manufactures use a different standard according to my instructors
    Just like there is no standard measurement for ammos.
    50ae vs 50bmg
    Are they the same size?
    LOL
    50ae and 50bmg have the same bullet diameter (might be .1" off i think..), but the CASE is whats different. 50ae is primarily a pistol round, where 50bmg is a rifle or MG round. this wouldve been covered in your firearms safety course (the difference between bullet/cartridge types)


    as for the barrel LENGTHS, it does include the chamber? im chopping a barrel down to 18.5" next week!
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    I think you should see a gunsmith instead.
    If you give us the model name, may be we can help.
    Highly unlikely you can answer your question :<
    Gunsmith will be your answer

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