Thx for the information, it comes in handy!
We can own handguns, but you have to have a gun permit for handguns (and semi auto rifles/shotguns). The permit is initially restricted to 2 handguns/rifles or whatever you want and depending on which area you live in, it´s very hard to get more then 2 slots on the permit anyway. (my area for example
A cut down manual repeating rifle however can be had by anyone who´s 18 and passes a background check.(1 per gunshop
if they don´t know you, not per gun!) And as many as you want. So yeah, it´s quite the way to go if you don´t want to jump all the loops to get a gun permit or happen to have no empty slots left. (Unfortuneately, with shotguns that´s not the case and we have the same min. OAL as you guys, but Rifles can have a min. OAL somewhere around 23" and everything over that OAL is still considered a rifle by law)
Hope that explains a bit why such a gun would make sense to me. (mainly for Home Defense and as a Range Toy too)
Yes, it´d be quite an unwieldy sixshooter compared to a revolver, but it´s more of a toss up between: this six shooter, or no six shooter. (i´ll probably decide on a barrel length were i could still fit 6 rounds into the mag)
Funny gunlaws are funny.