Thread: Antique Status
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohio Don View Post
Unless the cartridge is obsolete and hard to find.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.
https://www.atf.gov/firearms/firearm...itions-antique

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

Note the "or" here.



18 USC 921:



(16) The term “antique firearm” means— (A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or

(B) any replica of any firearm described in subparagraph (A) if such replica— (i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, or

(ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade; or
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