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Old September 1, 2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carguychris

There are no special requirements under federal law. All firearms made before 1/1/1899 are legal antiques, period.
NOT TRUE! While it may be true for firearms regulated under the Gun Control Act, it is not true for those firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act. There are two different legal definitions of an antique firearm in the two acts. The primary difference is in how the firearm using fixed cartridges affects the definition.

Also, the firearm the OP has may no longer be regulated by the NFA. Several models of the Stevens Pocket Rifle have been removed from the NFA and also removed from the GCA as antiques. See Section IIIA of the BATF Firearms Curios or Relics List.


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SECTION IIIA: Weapons Removed From The NFA As Collector's
Items And Removed From the GCA As Antiques.

The following firearms were removed from the NFA as collector's items and classified as curios or relics under 18 U.S.C.
Chapter 44. However, because they are antiques as defined in Chapter 44, they should not have been classified as curios
or relics. Because they are no longer NFA weapons and are antiques under Chapter 44, they are not subject to GCA
provisions.

Any pistol or revolver, mfd. in or before 1898, originally designed to accept a shoulder stock, and accompanied
by an original shoulder stock.

Stevens, Old model Pocket Rifle, .22 short or long rimfire.
Stevens, Reliable Pocket Rifle, first issue, cal. .22 short, long or long rifle.
Stevens, New Model Pocket Rifle, first issue, in cal. .32 short or long rimfire.
Stevens, New Model Pocket Rifle, 2nd issue, in cals. .25 Stevens or .32 long rimfire.
Stevens, New Model Pocket Rifle No. 40, in cal. .25 Stevens or .32 long rimfire.
Stevens, New Model Pocket shotgun, in cal. .44-50 Everlasting.
Stevens, Vernier, New Model Pocket Rifle, cal. .22 short, .22 long rifle, .22 WRF, .32 long rimfire.
Stevens, Vernier, New Model Pocket Rifle, No. 40 1/2, in cal. .25 Stevens or .32 long rimfire.
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