Right: It is easy to mount a Weaver Rail and rifle-scope to your .410 shotgun, as well as a sideways hammer extension. This allows for more accurate shooting when loading a solid slug/bullet in place of the ball-bearing filled cartridge.
Right: A customer’s custom Mossberg .410 over-barrel suppressor with a nice front bead.
Left: My own Rossi .410 shot-gun, with interchangeable .22lr barrel.
I haven’t finished this project gun yet, and plan on installing a Weaver Scope rail and red-dot scope on the .410 barrel.
The shot-gun is a very versatile rifle, for clay, duck, possum or rabit shooting. However, they are also very loud!
Although owning a 12 gauge, my favorite shotgun is the .410 – which is a fun little rifle, especially on possum hunts.
I’ve made many over-barrel suppressors for the .410, and just a couple of them are below, including my latest development of ported barrels. Please note that I use sub-sonic cartridges (Elley brand) to obtain effective results. These cartridges can be difficult to source, so if you find a shop selling them, stock up! Otherwise you can easily reload the factory magnum/standard cartridges to a sub-sonic load that allows for some nice quiet shooting with an over-barrel suppressor.
. You can still use hyper-velocity cartridges, but these will not be as quiet as the subs.
I took the rifle out for a test shoot (video above). I was exceptionally pleased with the result of the porting and over-barrel suppressor.
I especially like the hammer and cocking action of the Rossi, especially the automatic ejection.
I hope this photo doesn’t offend anyone.
I heard some scraping noises in the forest where I was testing my new shot-gun. After a bit of a stalk, I took this beauty at around 35 meters with one shot.
Update: Wouldn’t you know it – a customer, really nice guy by the name of Steve – contacted me with his request to purchase this magnificent kit.
Steve asked if I could work out how to mount a powerful laser and torch on this 410. Photos are my response.
Positioning the laser/light kit at the center balance point has resulted in a nice feel for targeting the laser, and a comfortable weight when carrying the gun.
Close up view of the laser and torch, mounted underneath the .410 over-barrel suppressor.
NOTE: While my custom .410 over-barrel suppressors can easily cope with magnum loads, they are more effective with sub-sonic rounds. This is because no suppressor in the world can remove the sonic crack, as it occurs around 2 meters from the barrel after shooting, However, I use the Eley brand of sub-sonic cartridges, and these are able to be suppressed very well, as in the video above.
Right: .410 suppressor with sight bead.