Re: border-jumping with muskets
- --- In WarOf1812@y..., johnvs64j@n... wrote:
> List,to import a muzzle loading gun that is considered an antique firearm
> Here's the "official" word from the BATF website:
> 25. Q. I am a nonimmigrant alien. Do I need a form 6 import permit
under the Gun Control Act?
>purposes of the Gun Control Act, none of the import regulations apply
> A. No. Because antique firearms are not considered firearms for
to the importation of antique firearms. Moreover, nonimmigrant aliens
may possess antique firearms, even if the alien does not fall within
an exception to the nonimmigrant alien prohibition. If you are not
sure if your firearm is an antique firearm as defined by the Gun
Control Act, contact ATF's Firearms Technology Branch (202-927-7910).
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- Reproduction Flintlock & other muzzel loaders are considered antiques and
therefore not regulated by BATF. As to muzzel loading pistols, flitlock or
percusion, that varies from state to state. While Customs shold not bother
you, you may need a state carry permit.
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- for point 2. as i stated earlier, just because somthing is legal by federal
standards, do not assume that states also allow it. In some states, all
"pistols" are treated equally regardless of ignition system/firing
>This is very clear, as far as it goes, but in my mind it raises the
>following two questions:
>1.- Is a modern reproduction of a period weapon an "antique firearm"
>within the meaning of the Act?
>2.- Would a flintlock pistol fall under this exemption?
>Hoping for a definitive answer,
>Iremain your H & O S,
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