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Old February 7, 2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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Caliber limits on Blackpowder Cartridges

I didn't want to hijack the muzzleloader thread, so I'm asking in this one.

Just suppose someone had aspirations of oneday building their very own 4-bore. Does the .50 caliber limit apply to rifles designed to fire (custom) blackpowder cartridges? Would it have to be registered as a DD?
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Old February 8, 2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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The boresize DDs are subject to "sporting purposes" - basically, you need to write a letter with a complete description of the cartridge and firearm (drawings, etc.) to the BATFE and ask them.

This is why shotguns over .410ga are legal - they're all over .50" but used for "sporting purposes".
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Old February 8, 2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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Ahhh, so it would require ATF approval. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old February 9, 2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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This is why shotguns over .410ga are legal - they're all over .50" but used for "sporting purposes".
Same with the .577, .600, and .700 Nitro Express. And spudguns.
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