Serbu Super-Shorty

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Type Shotgun
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Mark Serbu
Manufacturer Serbu Firearms
Produced 1996—Present
Weight 1.8 kg (4 lb)
Length 419 mm (16.5 in)
Barrel length 165 mm (6.5 in)

Cartridge 12 (3") and 20 (3") Gauge
Action Pump action
Feed system 2-shot magazine tube
Sights None

The Super-Shorty is a compact, stockless, pump-action AOW chambered in 12-gauge (2¾ and 3").[1] The basic architecture of most of the production models is based on the Mossberg Maverick 88 shotgun, with Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 receivers also available.[2][3] The shotgun features a spring-loaded, folding foregrip.[4] A 20-gauge model is available on special order.[4][5]

In the United States, civilian ownership transfers of the shotgun require a $5 tax stamp and registration as an Any Other Weapon (AOW) to be in compliance with the National Firearms Act.[6][7] As the weapon is originally manufactured without a shoulder stock, it is considered a smooth-bore handgun, and thus an AOW, rather than a short-barrelled shotgun.[7]


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  1. ^ David Crane. "SUPER-SHORTY 12-Gauge Mini-Shotgun by Serbu Firearms, Inc". Defense Review. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Serbu Super Shorty Remigton 870 12 gauge". Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Super Shorty (official site)". Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  4. ^ a b Long, Duncan (2004). Streetsweepers: The Complete Book of Combat Shotguns. Paladin Press. p. 103. ISBN 1-58160-436-X. 
  5. ^ "SUPER-SHORTY 20". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Buying NFA Items". Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  7. ^ a b "BATFE National Firearms Handbook" (PDF). BATFE. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  8. ^ Serbu Firearms, Inc. Promotional Video (Tampa, Florida). Serbu Firearms, Inc. August 11, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 

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