legal technicalities in regard to conversions

legal technicalities in regard to conversions

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    legal technicalities in regard to conversions

    Hope this is the right place to post this If not, mods feel free to move it.

    When I was 13 and lived on a ranch, I received a blackpowder revolver replica from a family member of mine and I practiced with it quite a bit and seemed to like it. Well, blackpowder revolvers have come a long way and are more reliable now; they also have conversion cylinders available for most models.

    Times for me have changed as well; instead of living out on a ranch I live in the city :-( and have to frequent firing ranges instead of my good ol' homemade shooting gallery. :) Now here is the big question:

    I'm 18, and I know that it would be okay for me to bring the blackpowder revolver to the outdoor range in town and fire it, but what about when I stick the conversion cylinder in? Do the laws pertaining to transportation and posession suddenly change? I asked a security officer I work with about it (not just your average rent-a-cop; he's commissioned by the PD and has worked PD before; in fact, he's going back in a few months) and he said he didn't see any problem with it since I could buy it legally, but agreed that the Missouri statutes may make it a little cloudy. What do you guys think?
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    IANL but imho the installed conversion cyl makes it a modern firearm subject to the same laws and restrictions that apply to all , ie if it can shoot modern ammo it will legaly be treated as a firearm not a curio as black powder firearms are.
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    I agree - the conversion effectively makes it into a ''firearm'' in the sense of legal age of possession etc.

    I am happy to be corrected but this is how I always read it.
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    The above posts are correct. Don't risk it.
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    I kind of figured so as well; thank you for the quick replies!

    While we're on the subject, just how should I go about transporting the pistol in its blackpowder state?
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    same as any other gun. If the cylinder is loaded, take it out, or atleast remove the caps.
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    Most states have laws that allow someone under 18 to shoot a pistol as long as they are under the care of a responsible adult over the age of 21.

    Just bring a friend that is over 21 and call it good.

    Dont try it by yourself. If someone questions the act, you could be charged with "minor in possession of a handgun" amd that charge could follow you around for a long time.

    Better to be safe than sorry.

    Yeah...I know that it is ridiculous, but thats the way it is...

    While we're on the subject, just how should I go about transporting the pistol in its blackpowder state?
    In a case like any other.
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    For transport i would pop the locking wedge , and seperate it into its 3 component parts , then case it . That way there isnt much that the powers that be can complain about .
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