Did You Know ?
There is a difference between manufactured
barrel length and altered barrel length. Altered
means "after purchase" shortening of the barrel
by an individual (including a gunsmith). A mfg.
barrel can be considerably shorter than what is
allowed as an alteration. This Backpacker is an
example of that. It is manufactured with a 12" bbl.
and is non-restricted. If an individual shortened
a barrel below 470mm (18 1/2") it becomes a
prohibited device and attached, makes the firearm