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  1. Thanks CC....I might just have a go of it myself. I shoot 1860 Kirst conversions but the cylinder stop notches keep wearing out after about 10,000 rounds. The notch is simply too shallow on the stop edge. I did all the work on these pistols and they are quite competitive. Just looking for something more durable.


  2. In Massachusetts, guns that are deemed "Unsafe" and not on the "roster" can not be transferred through an FFL. But they can be sold face to face using the Massachusetts FA-10 online portal for face to face, instate transfer . Go figure!

     

    When AR-15s were banned here in Massachusetts a couple years ago, they were not to be transferred instate by FFL or even face to face, but the AG said she wasn't going to prosecute anyone "right now"......... Oh boy!


  3. This is from a lawyer friend of mine, David,  with his comments in red......

     

    Californians Will Have Fewer Handguns Available to Them Thanks to New Microstamping Law

    by   S.H. BLANNELBERRY   on   SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
     
     
     

    Sailing through the California Senate last Friday, a microstamping bill now heads to the desk of anti-gun Gov. Gavin Newsom to be signed into law.  

    This is bad news for gun owners in The Golden State.  

     

    Per the legislation (AB 2847), starting on July 1, 2022, all new handguns sold in the state will need to be microstamped in one place on the interior of the handgun (current law requires two imprinting locations).  

    Probably will push up the price of used guns.  David

    Additionally, for every new gun added to the state’s roster of approved handguns, three firearms that do not meet the requirements for what the state calls a “safe” handgun must be removed by the Dept. of Justice.  

     

    Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), the author of AB 2847, said the legislation “would require gunmakers to incorporate microstamping technology — to imprint microscopic characters that identify a handgun’s make, model, and serial number on the casing of every bullet that is fired. Having this information is critical to solving countless crimes involving firearms, as well as to reducing the black market for guns.”

    AB 2847 is problematic for a number of reasons as Mark Oliva, director of Public Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, noted in an email to GunsAmerica.  

    “This microstamping bill is doubling down an a technology the state knows is unworkable and is easily defeated by criminals,” explained Oliva. 

    “The state’s Department of Justice hasn’t even begun to weigh in on how this will be enforced and regulated. There’s no formula for which guns would come off the approved roster and why. This is nothing short of a slow-rolling gun ban that will eventually eliminate Californian’s Second Amendment rights,” he continued.

    Since the original microstamping law was certified in 2013, no new semiautomatic handguns have been added to the state’s roster.  Microstamping has always been a scheme to reduce the number of self-defense options Californians have when it comes to protecting themselves and their families.  

    That doesn’t change under AB 2847.  In fact, it only gets worse.  

    By saying to the industry that new pistols only need one microstamping location as opposed to two, lawmakers are hoping gun makers will play ball and start selling new handguns equipped with microstamping.

    If this happens, the Dept. of Justice can start pulling “unsafe” guns off the market, as mentioned in a 3 to 1 ratio, while also criminalizing the sale or manufacture of those “unsafe” guns. 

    Law-abiding citizens caught selling or transferring a once legal but newly designated “unsafe” gun that has been removed from the roster could then be held criminally liable.  

    But are those guns still legal to possess to the present owner ?  And probably not unlawful to transfer to an out of state FFL.  My thoughts, David

    What makes a pistol or a revolver unsafe in California? 

    31910. As used in this part, “unsafe handgun” means any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, for which any of the following is true:

    (a) For a revolver:

    • (1) It does not have a safety device that, either automatically in the case of a double-action firing mechanism, or by manual operation in the case of a single-action firing mechanism, causes the hammer to retract to a point where the firing pin does not rest upon the primer of the cartridge.
    • (2) It does not meet the firing requirement for handguns.
    • (3) It does not meet the drop safety requirement for handguns.

    (b) For a pistol:

    • (1) It does not have a positive manually operated safety device, as determined by standards relating to imported guns promulgated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
    • (2) It does not meet the firing requirement for handguns.
    • (3) It does not meet the drop safety requirement for handguns.
    • (4) Commencing July 1, 2022, for all centerfire semiautomatic pistols that are not already listed on the roster pursuant to Section 32015, it does not have a chamber load indicator.
    • (5) Commencing July 1, 2022, for all centerfire or rimfire semiautomatic pistols that are not already listed on the roster pursuant to Section 32015, it does not have a magazine disconnect mechanism if it has a detachable magazine.
    • (6) (A) Commencing July 1, 2022, for all semiautomatic pistols that are not already listed on the roster pursuant to Section 32015, it is not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters used to identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched or otherwise imprinted in one or more places on the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and that are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired.

    Alan Gottlieb, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told GunsAmerica via email, “The real intent of this legislation is to make fewer guns available to the public for self-defense by limiting the number of models and making others more expensive.”

    “Not if, but when Governor Newsom signs it into law it will allow for a new legal challenge in court,” he added.  

    SAF, along with other gun-rights groups, had sued the state before over its microstamping mandate but lost on a technicality. Looks like they’ll get another chance to set things straight. Stay tuned for updates.  The battle over microstamping is heating up once again! 

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  4. Now my grand daughter want to start shooting SASS! Took her to one match and the "very nice people" got her into shooting and she's hooked

     

    I have a rifle and shotgun for her and one revolver.... but I need a second Ruger NM Vaquero, 4 5/8 barrel, case colored frame, 38/357

     

    Anyone got one they want to part with?

     

    rvb100@comcast.net


  5. First, NEVER ask the state police for advice on anything to do with firearms. I can't tell you how many times my state police told shooters coming to my Egg Shoots the wrong thing. I tested them a few times myself and got totally different answers depending on who answered the phone. A lawyer well versed in these things is your best resource.

     

    You can transport firearms anywhere in the country as long as they are out of your control and secured in some type of container or locked compartment. UPS and FEDX drivers that pick up a load of Smith and Wessons in Massachusetts MUST go through NY state to get just about anywhere in the country. I'm sure all those guns are not registered to the driver or he has a licence to carry/possess in every state he traverses.

     

    But I've still never received absolute resolve about the over ten cartridge in a lever gun in NY question answered.


  6. I'm so sad that they are making us run down these rabbit holes simply because of the look of a gun......Here in the horrible state of Massachusetts, the sale of ALL AR type Modern Sporting Rifles have been totally banned.......But you can legally buy a Ruger Mini 14, M1a, Remington 7400/740, Browning BAR etc..........

     

    I'm glad I'm approaching being an old bastard and don't worry too much about this stuff any longer....

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