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  • todcreasey
    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
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      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.

      <snip>

      Might I suggest you take a copy of this email with you when you go
      into the
      US for a reenactment. Personally, I do not think you should get
      panicky
      about anything. Enough people see it as "not a problem" to put me at
      ease.
      Hope it does the same for you.

      Take care and take the time to pass the word along to friends not on
      email.

      Thanks so much. Good Labour Day weekend to all!

      Dennis

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carney, David [mailto:David.Carney@...]
      Sent: August 30, 2002 1:57 PM
      To: 'Watson, Dennis'
      Cc: 'davidcarney@...'
      Subject: Black Powder


      Hi Dennis
      Here is the scoop as I understand it.
      Once again, the musket does not fall under the definition of a
      firearm in
      either Federal firearms law nor under New York State firearms laws (as
      point
      of entry).

      Now as far as black powder goes, I started my queries in Buffalo US
      Customs.
      I was told that we would be fine, however for the definitive answer I
      should
      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
      you got
      into trouble.

      Now the Buffalo ATF office has two sections. Section 1 is the
      criminal side
      of things so I started there. Once again I was told that there should
      be no
      problem BUT I should check with the other side of the office. So I
      called
      Industry Operations, and was once again told, no it shouldn't be a
      problem.
      It was suggested that I contact the Washington office as they are the
      policy
      center.

      So I called Washington and spoke to a lovely lady there that said,
      no, it
      will not be a problem. So I asked her what she was quoting from so
      that we
      could quote a section or whatever in the event we do run into a
      problem. So
      she then put me onto a specialist. Now this specialist, (Miss O'Neil)
      was
      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
      decide
      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
      mean
      we'd have to take tubes etc. etc. etc.

      Detective Dave Carney # 707
      Technical Support Unit
      Intelligence Services
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