Long Range Rifle - Before I buy in SASS Wire Posted October 2, 2020 · Edited October 2, 2020 by Ruff Kut I would not want to speak for the SASS rules gods. I know a few people that do shoot them and have not had a problem. My view, and this is my view alone, is that: 1) the Stevens Model 44 began production in 1893. The internals are different than the 44 1/2, but externally they look identical. The 44 1/2 began production in 1903. I would argue the Colt vs Ruger Vaquero standard sets the precedence that outward appearance is the same so it is allowable. 2) H&R Buffalo Classics, I believe, began production in the mid 1990s and are SASS legal. 3) Someone would be a complete wanker to say it is not allowable. Here is a previous thread where it was discussed.