Some sites are stating that muzzleloading revolvers that can accept cartridge conversion cylinders are no longer legal antiques because they can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition. Any information on this?
I have not seen anything on that. That would mean subjecting to a background check to purchase. Then being subjected to whatever your state law requires.
Here's a sort of an answer. I would say that if the gun can be converted to fire fixed ammunition, then it is not an antique.
I have seen that definition, but where did it come from? It is not the definition of antique on the ATF website.
Scroll down until you see the above page.
Best Regards - AQH
There is hardly anything that cannot be converted to cartridge firing if you do enough work on it. Consider the Trapdoor Springfield and Enfield Snider; originally designed to salvage muzzleloading infantry rifles as breechloaders became tactical necessities.
Might want to see this auction --- Must go to an FFL --- Best Regards - AQH
It says readily, not with heroic effort. How well do you know the local ATF agent? Does he like you?
That gun has a cartridge conversion attached