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Muley Gil SASS # 57795

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  1. USPS regulations:


    43 Firearms


    431 Definitions 431.1 Firearm The following definitions apply: a. Firearm means any device, including a starter gun, which will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or any destructive device; but the term shall not include antique firearms (except antique firearms meeting the description of a handgun or of a firearm capable of being concealed on a person). b. Firearm frame or receiver is the part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel. Frames and receivers usually (but not always) include the firearm serial number and are usually considered to be the regulated component of a firearm.


    431.2 Handguns Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person (for example, short-barreled shotguns and short-barreled rifles) are defined as handguns. The following definitions apply: a. Handgun (including pistols and revolvers) means any firearm which has a short stock, and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand and subject to 431.1, or a combination of parts from which a handgun can be assembled. b. Other firearms capable of being concealed on the person include, but are not limited to, short-barreled shotguns and short-barreled rifles. c. Short-barreled shotgun means a shotgun that has one or more barrels less than 18 inches long. The term short-barreled rifle means a rifle that has one or more barrels that are less than 16 inches long. These definitions include any weapon made from a shotgun or rifle, whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise, if such a weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches. A short-barreled shotgun or rifle of greater dimension may be regarded as nonmailable when it has characteristics to allow concealment on the person.



    431.3 Antique Firearm Antique firearm means any muzzle loading rifle/shotgun/pistol, which is designed to use black powder or a black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition (except those that incorporate a firearm frame or receiver, any firearm which is converted into a muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon which can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any combination 431.4 Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail 98 Publication 52 thereof); or any firearm (including those with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured on or before 1898, or any replica thereof, if such replica: a. Is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition. b. Uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.



  2. Don't mail it. USPS regulations are different than Federal law concerning muzzle loading handguns:


    There is a long thread on the muzzleloading forum where a gentleman mailed a percussion revolver which was lost and when he tried to recover the insurance, he was told that he had a made an illegal shipment and he is now out the money.


    For some reason, I can't link to the thread.

  3. Anybody that bought pistol or revolver ammo had to sign a book, up until 1986. If you bought .22 rimfire, the clerk would ask if it was for a rifle or a handgun. of course, you said rifle, even if you DID intend to put in into your Single Six or Colt Woodsman. :D

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  4. I live in a little Blue Ridge mountain town where the "Welcome to..." and "Y'all come back!" are on the same post!


    Seriously, you can stand at the northbound sign and see the back of the southbound sign, about 50 yards away. :)

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  5. Rye Miles, if you already own a Ruger Blackhawk or Vaquero, you can add a 9mm to it. You need to know the overall length of the cylinder of the Ruger you already own, including the boss at the front. Too long is better than too short. AND the most important factor is that you have to match the frame size. Old Model (3 screw) Blackhawks are built on the medium frame, as are the New Vaquero. The New Model Blackhawks are built on the large (.44 Magnum) frames.


    An additional cylinder is around $100. Many are a drop-in fit. I have bought several off of ebay.

  6. 15 hours ago, Dusty Morningwood said:

    It is my understanding that the two band rifles are popular in NSSA competitions.


    They are very popular. I shoot a 1858 Parker-Hale 2 band rifle in the N-SSA.


    I also have an 1863 Springfield rifle that appears to have been put together after the War, probably for one of the numerous military  schools that were common back then.

  7. 13 hours ago, Sebastian Blud said:

    Also anything I don't use I will pass on to others. Not going to stock pile anything. I'm here to enjoy the sport not collecting gear. So I will post items as I find them.


    I'd be interested in any leftovers. I'm close to your waistline.

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