Let’s take a bit of that excess off. About 17″ should fix it.
I think the bore is a bit off center though. But the crown is clean so I should be able to maintain 1 MOA patterns through one yard.
The extra barrel is longer then the actual barrel.
Whippet. In addition to the M1918 BARs they stole from National Guard Armories, infamous bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde were also partial to several other Browning designs. Among them the Auto-5 shotgun. Often they found commercial and military firearms overly long for their line of work. They referred to their cut down rifles and shotguns as Whippets.
The pictures simply do not convey how cool this gun is. If Arizona ever thaws out, I definitely plan on a video up date. Even non-gun people grin when they hold it. It is irresistible. Auto-5 pattern guns look unwieldy, but the hump backs point naturally. Browning knew what he was doing.