More ATF 6 issues
- From ACW re-enacting friends. It looks like the muskets might be
exempt but not the powder (and perhaps caps in thier case). This list
tends to have the most border savvy people in the hobby so I was
wondering if anyone else might have some insights.
Might I suggest you take a copy of this email with you when you go
US for a reenactment. Personally, I do not think you should get
about anything. Enough people see it as "not a problem" to put me at
Hope it does the same for you.
Take care and take the time to pass the word along to friends not on
Thanks so much. Good Labour Day weekend to all!
From: Carney, David [mailto:David.Carney@...]
Sent: August 30, 2002 1:57 PM
To: 'Watson, Dennis'
Subject: Black Powder
Here is the scoop as I understand it.
Once again, the musket does not fall under the definition of a
either Federal firearms law nor under New York State firearms laws (as
Now as far as black powder goes, I started my queries in Buffalo US
I was told that we would be fine, however for the definitive answer I
check with the ATF. Now the ATF are the ones that actually enforce the
firearms laws and who you would be turned over to at the border if
Now the Buffalo ATF office has two sections. Section 1 is the
of things so I started there. Once again I was told that there should
problem BUT I should check with the other side of the office. So I
Industry Operations, and was once again told, no it shouldn't be a
It was suggested that I contact the Washington office as they are the
So I called Washington and spoke to a lovely lady there that said,
will not be a problem. So I asked her what she was quoting from so
could quote a section or whatever in the event we do run into a
she then put me onto a specialist. Now this specialist, (Miss O'Neil)
very apologetic and said YES WE WILL HAVE TO FILL IN A FORM 6.
Now the form 6 is the one we spoke about months ago in relation to the
musket importation. You know the one that takes 12 weeks to process.
So there you have it. Each of us that are going to Sharpsburg has to
which of these numerous people is right.
Sorry I can't make it much clearer but that's what I have been told. I
suspect we could just buy the powder down there but then that would
we'd have to take tubes etc. etc. etc.
Detective Dave Carney # 707
Technical Support Unit