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|Seller: Sportsmanssupply(1827-0-3)||Post#1 - Posted: 01/16/2007 at 12:14:44|
|(no avatar)||Steve I might look at some cowboy type sites who offer this exact service and copy what they do.|
|Seller: Elitist(83-0-0)||Post#2 - Posted: 01/17/2007 at 06:53:38|
|IF the gun comes with a conversion cylinder it's a "firearm" that has to be shipped to an FFL holder (a dealer: a C&R won't work). If it doesn't it is not, and can be shipped to anyone. You can ship the two separately quite legally. It's nuts, but it's the law. The NATF regards inserting the cylinder into the otherwise-exempt frame as a "new manufacture" of a firearm controlled by the GCA; and while this is perfectly legal for the owner to do (provided he doesn't do it for sale, there's no requirement for a license to "manufacture") it is NOT legal to transfer such an assembled gun (or an "collection of parts") that is, under the law, a "firearm."
I have no doubt that at some point in the 110th Congress the BATF will ask for a change in the law defining antiques to end this get-around-the-4473 loophole of an exempt gun and an exempt cylinder being shipped separately and "manufactured" into a firearm. And they'll get it.
The wording defining "antiques" was amended a while ago to re-classify guns that are "readily convertible by exchanging a barrel or bolt" from muzzle-loading to non-muzzle-loading status (e.g., the T/C Contender and the Mossberg 500). Well, in its ongoing war against all guns, all BATF needs Congress to do is to add the word "cylinder" to the current definition, and BINGO, every BP revolver which can be 'readily converted" by such an exchange automatically becomes a covered "firearm" requiring an FFL for transfer. That's what happens when you elect Democrats, but we did it to ourselves. Don't expect Bush to veto such a change, either.
But for now, you can sell the gun and the cylinder separately, ship them separately, and it's legal. That's how Midway does it, and they even, I think, have a notation in their catalog to that effect. Ditto Taylor's, who both make the cylinders and sell the guns they fit.
Both gun and cylinder can go to any buyer via any shipping method. I'd use FEDEX Ground or UPS myself.
|Thread Admin: SteveHMaine(0-0-0)||Post#3 - Posted: 01/17/2007 at 08:11:02|
|(no avatar)||Thanks for the info, Steve|
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