July Smith Posted August 22, 2022 Share Posted August 22, 2022 Sorry for the copy paste of a previous question, but the previous thread has been archived and I never really got an answer. I have a 36cal percussion Uberti 1862 with a 6.5" barrel. I would like to use this gun for SASS pocket pistol side matches. From the most current rule book. "POCKET PISTOLS AND DERRINGERS Pocket pistols and Derringers are popular for use in side matches and are occasionally introduced as an additional firearm in main match stages. - A pocket pistol is a small frame, fixed sight, pre-1900 design revolver having a barrel length of four inches or less. Pocket pistols must be .31 caliber or larger. Model “P” Colts and clones and revolvers with swing out cylinders are specifically not allowed regardless of caliber, frame size, or barrel length. Colt Model 1877 DA revolvers are LEGAL for use as pocket pistols. Pocket pistols may not be used as or converted to main match revolvers. - A Derringer is defined as an external hammer, fixed sight, breech loading or percussion ignition, small frame pre-1900 design firearm having one to four barrels up to three and one-half inches long. Derringers must be .22 caliber or larger. The Remington style over/under barrel configuration and the Sharps fourbarreled Pepperbox are typical SASS legal Derringers - .22 Magnum ammunition is not allowed." Can I simply trim the barrel of my current Uberti 1862 to 4" or less and have a SASS legal pocket pistol? The part of the rule book that confuses me a little is, "pocket pistols may not be used as or converted to main match revolvers." If I am reading that correctly I cannot make a pocket gun into a main match gun, but it doesn't seem to prohibit me from taking a match gun and converting it into a pocket gun. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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