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Private Party Black Powder Sales?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Clarkston_cz, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Clarkston_cz

    Clarkston_cz Clarkston, Washington Member

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    Hi guys.

    I asked a local Dealer if the new laws regulate Black Powder sales between two parties?

    He said no, Black Powder sale were not impacted.

    I have a BP double rifle listed on forums, but want to make sure.

    There would be NO Shipping involved.

    There is no problem with me needing to have the new owner complete a
    background check if the law requires.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Since they aren't firearms... they aren't regulated as firearms.

    Rules need not apply.

    I am not an attorney nor an attorney spokesperson.
     
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  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    NO, They are not required to have a BGC.
     
  4. Clarkston_cz

    Clarkston_cz Clarkston, Washington Member

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    Many Thanks!
     
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  5. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    You can also ship them anywhere you want.
     
  6. balaperdida

    balaperdida eastern idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Idaho, so I don't really keep up on WA and OR laws.

    However, when WA I594 was published, I noted the following statement: "Firearm" means a weapon or device from which a projectile or projectiles may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder. IIRC, there was some discussion on this forum as to whether "gunpowder" is really an explosive. Again, IIRC, both black powder and smokeless powders are classified as "low explosive". Therefore, according to this definition, BP weapons are "firearms".

    However, a few paragraphs later in I594, there are definitions of "shotgun" and "rifle" that include the requirement of a cartridge. "Pistol" does not include this limiter.

    If I were attempting to dispose of a BP firearm in WA, I believe I would find a lawyer. On the other hand, it appears that there are no limitations on interstate sales of BP firearms.

    YMMV