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Cap and ball pistol - Kirst conversion to 38 in CA?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Mictlanero, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Member

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    Greetings - I live in California.

    Well i am getting a black powder revolver 1851 navy by Pietta for shooting and historical reasons.

    Down the line i would like to convert this to a 38lc by using a Kirst semi-drop-in gated cylinder where i have to have the loading port drilled out a bit to allow cartridges - for cowboy shooting

    This is not a problem in CA?
     
  2. Zoogster

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    It is legal.
     
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  3. Mictlanero

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    Thank you zoogster -

    Also, do i have to register with CA state or fed if the conversion cylinder is not permanently attached so i can also use it as a cap and ball revolver?
     
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    I do not believe you need to add it to the handgun registry. I could be wrong as I have been many times in the past. Frank Ettin would know for sure, hopefully he will stumble by.
     
  5. Frank Ettin

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    I really don't know for sure. I've never really thought about it. I don't know whether or not I'll have a chance to do some research on the issue.

    In the meantime, I suggest that the OP register at the Calguns forum and ask there. Someone there may know.
     
  6. Neo-Luddite

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    If this obscure and historically interesting tiny little side street of an avenue turns out to be the making of a crime--even in Cali--we will all know where sanity finally 'jumped the shark'.

    Sounds like a cool sixgun.

    Regards -Mike B.
     
  7. Mictlanero

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    Hey thanks everyone - i will check out the site mentioned!
     
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