I have been interested in the Rossi Model 92 carbine which, according to the catalog, has a 16 inch barrel. I don't mean the Ranch hand model which has a 12 inch barrel and is defined as a pistol. Anyway that rifle looked awfully short for 16 inches so I got a hold of one and inserted a 16 inch dowel in the barrel with the breech closed on an empty cartridge. It came to 15 inches from muzzle to closed breech. Is this thing a legal firearm in NJ either as a rifle or handgun? The overall length is 34 inches if that matters.