Serbu Super-Shorty

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Type Shotgun
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Mark Serbu
Designed Late 1989
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". Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Super Shorty (official site)". Archived from the original on 2011-02-08. 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". Archived from the original on 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Buying NFA Items". Archived from the original on 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  7. ^ a b "BATFE National Firearms Handbook, Sections 2.1.1 (page 5) and 2.1.5 (bottom of page 7)". BATFE. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  8. ^ Philip Morgan (January 3, 2014). "Tampa man grows business making and selling firearms". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ Serbu Firearms, Inc. Promotional Video (Tampa, Florida). Serbu Firearms, Inc. August 11, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 

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