by James Rawles, Clearwater Trading Company Revised April 30, 2004 In response to numerous requests, here are the answers to the questions that I most commonly get on pre-1899 firearms. 1, 1899 is legally "antique." and not considered a "firearm" under Federal law.
Based on market trends, I expect that premium to increase considerably in the next few years.
Many of my customers are commenting that they previously had no interest in "antique" guns, but now want one or more because they are paranoid about additional gun laws.
For the time being at least, pre-1899 are completely EXEMPT from all federal laws. All the dealer has to do is log the gun out as: "Inadvertent entry. No FFL required." (If the dealer gives you any grief and insists on the yellow form, a call to any ATF branch office will confirm this.) Q: Will the prices of pre-1899s continue to go up?
Presumably, this would also mean that they would be exempt from registration if they ever have nationwide gun registration.... Q: But what if I find a pre-1899 gun at a gun shop that was mistakenly logged into the dealer's "bound book" of post-1899 firearms? A: Yes, and the rate of increase is likely to accelerate! 30, 1998 the permanent Brady rules went into effect.
I regularly ship them right to people's doorstep via UPS, with no "paper trail." Think of it as the last bastion of gun ownership privacy. There is NO Federal requirement for sales of these guns to be handled by Federally licensed dealers.
Q: I saw a post that said that pre-1899s are considered modern firearms if they are chambered to fire ammunition that is available off-the-shelf. They may be freely bought and sold across State lines by private parties, regardless of what cartridge they are chambered in.
A Certificate of Previously Owned Firearm Transaction will be provided, along with photographs of the records, for a Research fee of .
There is no additional fee if the firearm appears in both new and used sales.
A: Although your State and local laws may vary, any firearm with a receiver actually made before Jan.