I was going to sell a couple of rifles to finance a pistol project when I realized I may have just what I need ...Well almost? The BATF says a rifle has to have a barrel longer than 16" with an overall length of at least 26". I put a tape to an old left handed Savage I've had for years to find that if I cut the stock off right behind the palm swell and make sure I dont screw a barrel on it shorter than 16" it would easily pass BATF rules. I didnt get any takers when I put this action and stock up for sale for $300 and a striker or target action are gonna run me $400 + 3-4 hundred for a pistol stock. Times are tuff and a dallar around here squeels on its way out So I guess my question would be is this a pistol or rifle by pistol compitition rules?