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KnifeLife 11-09-2012 12:51 AM

Can you buy a muzzle loader online and ship it to your house?
is it legal in Indiana

jjfuller1 11-09-2012 12:54 AM

GENERALLY no. i could be wrong but off the top of my head. its a firearm and must be sent to an FFL, regardless of state you reside in. but again, idk for sure

spittinfire 11-09-2012 01:01 AM


Originally Posted by jjfuller1 (Post 1007241)
no, its a firearm and must be sent to an FFL, regardless of state you reside in.

Are you a laywer? Do you know IN laws? I think neither.....

Typically a muzzle loader or black powder gun is not recognized by the ATF and doesn't not require an FFL. However, I do not have a law degree and I do not claim to know your local laws. Call the local LEO office and see what they say. You could also check with local firearms dealers.

willfully armed 11-09-2012 01:14 AM

It is NOT a firearm.

It can be shipped to your residence.

JonM 11-09-2012 01:18 AM

your local leo will be clueless on the issue. contact your state attourney general office. they will be able to tell you. federal rules say its not a firearm for buying purposes.

onenut58 11-09-2012 01:29 AM

In a number of states a fellon can own a muzzle loader and hunt with it.With the new breed muzzle loaders those laws may change. Many states do not consider them primative weapons and out lawed them for hunting.You definately want to check you own state laws because they are so different from state to state.

shadecorp 11-09-2012 05:12 PM

Many years ago U.P.S. brought mine to my home, :)
and I am in ca.:o

trip286 11-09-2012 06:12 PM

Ask the company your ordering and shipping from!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do none of you think that the people who's livelihood depends on the business wouldn't know the laws regarding their business?

Have y'all never seen the disclaimer "will not ship to CA, MD, or MA?"

Your AG would be a great source of info, but for this situation in particular, the seller/shipper is VERY likely to know whether or not they can ship to your door.

Edited: to add, it's very likely it can be shipped to your door.

orangello 11-09-2012 06:29 PM

Well, I am in MS, but i have had two shipped to my office from Traditions and a matched pair of 1858 Remington NMA replicas shipped to the office from an individual in NY. I am not currently in chains.

Read the yellow boxes on the Cabela's link: 3D109621980%26WTz_l%3DDirectLoad%253Bcat104792580% 253Bcat104701680&WTz_l=DirectLoad%3Bcat104792580%3 Bcat104701680%3Bcat109621980


Blackpowder Guns:
Warning: Residents of IL, HI, MA, MI, NJ, NY and WA, please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering any blackpowder firearm.
also from Cabelas.

gunnut07 11-09-2012 07:00 PM

In my state it is legal to ship a BP rifle, pistol, or other muzzle loading implement right to your front door with no questions asked. This is all I know as I am not going to be named in a law suite when you get in trouble because you took the legal advice of some dude off the interwebz with a Law Degree from Tony Tiger.

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