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    Small Arms Approval List - FOUND

    Can someone tell me where I can find the Small Arms Approval List?

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    Found it here : http://www.n-ssa.org/rules-forms/
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    "It is well that war is so terrible lest we should grow too fond of it." Gen. R.E. Lee CSA

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    Home page - Links - Rules & Forms - or https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...-Arms-2018.pdf

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    Is there a reason why Whitworth rifles are not approved? Some rifles like the "Zouave" which may or may not have been actually used in the war is on the list but Whitworths are not.

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    From an earlier post regarding the "Zouave". Note Section C.


    19.1 ACCEPTABLE SKIRMISH MATCH FIREARMS

    a. Only original or reproductions of military firearms manufactured during the Civil War or prewar era, and which meet the criteria set forth in these rules, shall be used for competition.

    b. Those arms must have been manufactured prior to 26 April 1865 in quantities of at least 100 arms each.

    c. The arms must have been possessed by a US, CS, state, or local military authority during the American Civil War, but they do not need to have been issued to troops in the field.
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    Whitworth rifles meet those criteria, I believe. So if I had one, is it a matter of getting it inspected, since itís not on the pre-approved list?


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    The Whitworth and Volunteer rifles are not approved for use in N-SSA competitions.


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    Small Arms Approval List

    Then I guess I have to go back to my original question, why not? Just curious, thanks!


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    Small Arms Approval List

    Refer to Section 19.2

    (b) Also excluded are arms made primarily as sporting arms, or made and issued primarily for the purpose of sharpshooting and which are characterized by target sights, sporting stock configurations, and calibers other than those suited for general military use.




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    oh wow, basically a rule to specifically outlaw rifles like Whitworths. Ok, thanks!

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    "...basically a rule to specifically outlaw rifles like Whitworths." Not exactly, you have to consider all the other arms included in that particular rule. Arms such as the half-stock target rifles used by the 66th Illinois, aka the "Western Sharp Shooters", and the Andrews Sharp Shooters from Mass. who used civilian target rifles of all types up to and including the big scoped slug guns. Also included in this rule are the "Country Rifles", aka Kentucky Rifles, such as the 1,500 of them altered at the Holly Springs Armory in Miss. As you see, there is more to it than just "Whitworths".

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