GUN Restrictions on black powder pistols?

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  1. grizzy

    grizzy OT Supporter

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    I am 20 years old and am toying with the idea of buying something like this:
    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...r=28098&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

    just to plink around with. I know I have to be 21 to buy handguns, but a guy I work with told me that all black powder firearms (antiques or replicas mainly) could be purchased at age 18. Any truth to this? Or will I just have to wait a few more months?
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    You can mail order them even IIRC.
     
  3. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    Depends on your state. Most don't have any restrictions on black powder firearms. Surprisingly, even CA hasn't enacted any laws for purchases. Walk in, pay for the firearm, and walk out. No paperwork involved.

    Just keep in mind that black powder firearms are a lot more work to use and maintain than anything modern.
     
  4. acoop101

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    Just wondering: why not a cap and ball revolver?
     
  5. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Also while you have to be 21 to buy a handgun from a FFL, many states will let those under 21 buy handguns from private sellers. You might just be able to buy a used one from a private seller but you'll have to check OH law.
     
  6. PanzerAce

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    that usually only covers stuff that the .gov considers firearms, which IIRC means that it fires a fixed metallic cartridge, which means that anything BP basically is exempt.
     
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    Yeah I was talking about buying a "real" handgun since it sounded like he only wanted a black powder one since he was under 21.
     
  8. Sardaukar

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    Both are percussion... :mamoru:
     

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