Thank you for your reply. Your answer included the definition for an antique weapon; however, it did not include all information on description of an antique firearm. Since then I have found the following and would like to know:
What is the definition of "firearm frame" in NC? Specifically, does a black powder pistol like the Civil War soldiers or cavalrymen used before 1898 have a "firearm frame"? (I highlighted below the information I am referring to.)
G.S. 14-409.11 Page1
§ 14-409.11. "Antique firearm" defined.
(a)The term "antique firearm" means any of the following:
(1)Any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured on or before 1898.
(2)Any replica of any firearm described in subdivision (1) of this subsection ifthe replica is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional center fire fixed ammunition.
(3)Any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading p
istol,which is designed to use black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition.
(b)For purposes of this section, the term "antique firearm" shall not include any weapon which:
(1)Incorporates a firearm frame or receiver.
(2)Is converted into a muzzle loading weapon.
(3)Is a muzzle loading weapon that can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any combinationthereof.(1969, c. 101, s. 2; 2006-259, s. 7(a).)