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Black powder handgun out of state x-fer question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by desmocorse996, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. desmocorse996

    desmocorse996 Vancouver, WA Member

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    Do black powder pistols have to be transferred through an FFL for out of state?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well it is a cap & ball style no as the ATF does not consider them firearms.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_the_United_States

    Antiques

    Under the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, antique firearms and replicas are largely exempted from the aforementioned restrictions. Antique firearms are defined as: any firearm with a frame or receiver manufactured in or before 1898 regardless of ignition system, or any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, and any replica of an antique firearm if the replica is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire ammunition, or uses fixed ammunition, which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels or commercial trade, any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol, which is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition. (Note: Antique firearms exemptions vary considerably under state laws.)
     
  3. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    No. They can be mailed direct to whomever via ups or usps. I've bought several from cabelas over the years and they are shipped right to my house.:thumbup:
     
  4. desmocorse996

    desmocorse996 Vancouver, WA Member

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    Sorry - I should have said which state I wanted to know about.

    Basically someone told me that Washington State recently changed the black powder gun laws so that pistols and rifles are treated the same as modern weapons.

    Is this hot air or fact?
     
  5. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    Sorry, don't know if wash. has changed laws:(. You used to be able to ship to most states dirrectly via ups or usps:thumbup:.
     
  6. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    That is the way California is, or at least, if its not now, soon will be.
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Have not heard or seen that one.

    Here are the WA laws, as a gun owner in WA you should take the time to read them, Chapter 9.41 RCW: Firearms and dangerous weapons