I need a handgun manufactured in or before 1918 or an accurate replica thereof. A reproduction or original M1911 comes immediately to mind. Anyone got one for the cause?
Care to elaborate a bit? You have piqued my curiosity.
790.001 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, except where the context otherwise requires:
(1) “Antique firearm” means any firearm manufactured in or before 1918 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar early type of ignition system) or replica thereof, whether actually manufactured before or after the year 1918, and also any firearm using fixed ammunition manufactured in or before 1918, for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.
(6) “Firearm” means any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, 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; any destructive device; or any machine gun. The term “firearm” does not include an antique firearm unless the antique firearm is used in the commission of a crime.
You want to open carry a “firearm”, right? 🙂
I don’t think a 1911 would pass the ammunition availability test that they laid out in the first section, it seems to me that you’d need something a little older or more obscure.
Also, I think it could be construed that since an “antique firearm” only becomes a “firearm” when used in the commission of a crime, by committing the “crime” of open carry, your antique firearm would then lose its “antique” status, and you would then have the same legal liability as you would with a Glock.
IANAL, just a pessimist. Sure hope you can get the stupid law changed so you don’t have to worry about crap like that.
get yourself a .455 webly revolver. plenty of them around and they meet the ammo test.
The ammo test and the year test are separate and in addition to one another. My lawyers assure me that a faithful 1918 model replica M1911 will be just fine. I don’t think carrying a “wild west” looking turn of last century revolver is going to sent the message I want.
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