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Virginia defines a firearm as a device intended to hurl a projectile by action of the explosion of a combustible material. A black powder rifle fits that description. The black powder rifle is technically not considered a firearm. However, this designation is not intended for the benefit of the purchaser, but rather, for the benefit of the manufacturer as well as the retailer. As a felon, even if it was 25 years ago, you are prohibited from owning this weapon.
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