Hey, all! I think this may be my first shotgun post. Ever. Wow!
Anyway, about five months back, I got a heckuva deal on a Winchester 1400 ($100, out the door ) 12 gauge at a pawn shop. The gun works great, but one of the previous owners had decided to make it a house gun by cutting the barrel down to 18.5". Now, they did it pretty well, looks like they used a pipe cutter on it, the cut is straight and smooth, so I have no problems with it from that standpoint.
But a couple of buddies are wanting me to go dove hunting with them. I'm guessing that I need a longer barrel to really be effective at fowling with this shottie, don't I? Whether I really need it or not, I'd like to get a new barrel, so that I have...options. Problem is, in looking out at Gunbroker, I'm not seeing anyone who's just selling barrels. And, as much as I love the gun, I'm not paying $350 to get another one. I don't really need another one THAT badly.
So, is there anywhere that I can order a new barrel? Also, I hear that this model made a comeback somewhere in the 90s as the Mk II? Are those barrels still interchangeable to the old 1400 receiver?
As always, thanks in advance for any help or advice!