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JonM 10-16-2012 09:44 PM

blackpowder nfa
since blackpowder guns arent considered firearms i wonder if its legal to suppress them??

willfully armed 10-16-2012 11:15 PM

Of course it is. Legality does not fall on the firearm, its on the suppressor.

nitestalker 10-16-2012 11:48 PM

I would think one shot and the suppressor would be totaly fouled. Black Powder would load the baffles very fast.:(

c3shooter 10-19-2012 03:12 PM

Besides the problems with fouling, the problem is that under the NFA, a SUPPRESSOR is a firearm. THAT is what gets registered- not the gun it is attached to.

Mosin 10-19-2012 03:18 PM

So then you could theoretically make a blackpowder SBR?!

c3shooter 10-19-2012 04:03 PM

It is not that it is black powder- it is that it uses loose ball and powder (muzzleloader) OR was made prior to 1899 that makes it an antique. However, to give you a straight answer, I would have to go look at the 1934 NFA. They DO fall outside the 1968 GCA, but will not swear they are totally outside the NFA.

nitestalker 10-19-2012 04:20 PM

The fellow is using a blank round to a fire a bullet. Besides bordering on stupid what is your point ? Blank powder runs very high pressures. I hope no one trys this stunt.

As for SBRs there is no Federal law on attaching shoulder stocks to BP handguns. You may buy and own Colt replicas with detachable shoulder stocks. There are some states that control BP arms so check your state laws before using SBR muzzle loaders. Breech loading firearms loaded with black powder does not avoid the law. The rule on SBR firearms is applied to breech loading cartridge firearms not the type of powder.:)

c3shooter 10-19-2012 09:09 PM

Ummm- don't think that was a blank. Looked like he was using a primed case to ignite the 3 pellets of Pyrodex.

And no, THAT in the video is not exempted. Although it uses loose powder and ball, it is READILY convertible to modern ammo (replace the upper)

orangello 10-19-2012 09:39 PM

SBS = Howdah you do.

I want two of these, but can't justify the funds yet. 4019

JonM 10-20-2012 01:24 AM


Originally Posted by orangello (Post 982827)
SBS = Howdah you do.

I want two of these, but can't justify the funds yet. 4019

im adding that link to favorites.

hmm muzzle loading full auto.... feeds like a giant stripper clip. inline like a flattened out revolver cylinder.

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