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Can a felon own a black powder gun

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Can a felon own a black powder gun
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Nate replied 4 years ago.
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Neither federal law nor Oklahoma state law forbids felons from owning black powder weapons.

Under the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, antique firearms and replicas are largely exempted.

Antique firearms are defined as:

- any firearm with a frame or receiver manufactured in or before 1898 regardless of ignition system, or

- any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, and

- any replica of an antique firearm if the replica is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire ammunition, or uses fixed ammunition, which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels or commercial trade, any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol, which is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition.

As long as your black power firearm qualifies as above, it is legal for a felon to possess it.

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