Thread: Antique Status
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by YellowSled View Post
Yep, complete BS. The cartridge has nothing to do with the status.
Unless the cartridge is obsolete and hard to find. Then it can also cause a firearm to be classified as an antique. As this one that the OP is getting fires a .22 and still readily available, it falls back to the date of mfg. and can only be sold/transfered as a firearm to a person with an FFL. It is a curio and relic. Not an antique by definition.
Originally Posted by BATFE
Antique Firearm

26 U.S.C. 5845(G)

For the purposes of the National Firearms Act, the term “Antique Firearms” means any firearm not intended or redesigned for using rim fire or conventional center fire ignition with fixed ammunition and manufactured in or before 1898 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap or similar type of ignition system or replica thereof, whether actually manufactured before or after the year 1898) and also any firearm using fixed ammunition manufactured in or before 1898, for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.

So the seller is correct. The red part marked rules.
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