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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by desmocorse996, Dec 25, 2010.
Do black powder pistols have to be transferred through an FFL for out of state?
Well it is a cap & ball style no as the ATF does not consider them firearms.
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.)
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:
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?
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:.
That is the way California is, or at least, if its not now, soon will be.
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