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Bear

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Black powder / regulation question
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:08:32 pm »

Does anyone out there know if breach loading black powder firearms
are classed with muzzle loading firearms, or with modern cartridge arms?

My motiviation is wondering if going with a modern replica of an early
cartridge rifle and loading my own black powder rounds would be a way
to let me have a rifle without the paper work.

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Black powder / regulation question
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2003, 04:43:12 pm »

Any breech-loading cartridge gun is a "firearm" unless made prior to 1899. A Winchester model 1895 (for example) made in 1898 is unregulated, but a repro made recently is a "firearm."

Doing Freedom! had an article a couple months ago you might be interested in:
http://www.doingfreedom.com/gen/0503/paperlessgun.html
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2003, 02:34:28 pm »

Ian, thanks for the link! Good info.

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