HelloMy name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to discussing this matter and providing you information in this regardFederal law does not prohibit convicted felons from possessing, owning or purchasing an antique firearmUnder the law "antique" firearm means any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898.Additionally, NC does not prohibit the possessing, owning or purchase of an antique firearm and you can read that law at the link belowhttp://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_54A.pdf
Thank you for your quick response. Since it is not prohibited to possess a an antique firearm does this mean I don't have to go through the county to register it. In other words, can I go directly to a gun store, buy the antique (percussion cap) and bring it home? Or do I have to go to the county sheriff to register it?
HelloYes, you have to go to your local sheriff to get a license to make purchase.
When you go to the gun store, they will still have to do a federal background check.
For your information:
I went to the local sheriff office and they said that I did not need to go to them for black power firearms or antique firearms.
I went tot he store and they said that they do not do background checks on Black Powder Firearms or antique firearms.
Follow-up questions. What is the definition of "Firearm Frame" in NC? Does a pistol like the Civil War soldiers or cavalrymen before 1898 have a "Frame"?
Relist: Inaccurate answer. Please refer only to black powder antique firearms or antique reproduction firearms prior to 1898.
Hello I am not an expert on the design of firearms, but it seems the frame or receiver is where there would be a projectile or an ability to expel a projectile. Perhaps, the best place to get that answer is from a gun store owner.
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