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How is this classified?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by eastwood44mag, Oct 15, 2006.

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  1. eastwood44mag

    eastwood44mag Member

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    I remember seeing modern cartrigde revolvers (I think Uberti makes them) that were listed as BP only (apparently you can't load them with smokeless loads).

    Assuming there were rifles/shotguns with the same characteristic marking, how is that category defined?

    Are these modern guns or BP?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Stickjockey

    Stickjockey Member

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    IIRC, the "BP Only" marking refers to cartridge loads. Therefore, they would be classed as any other modern cartridge gun.
     
  3. Gewehr98

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    It means they aren't proofed for the pressures smokeless loads generate.

    Hence the BP-only designation.
     
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    BP cartridge is still a "modern" cartridge firing firearm,
    not to be confused with legal status of muzzleloaders.
     
  5. unspellable

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    BP?

    I cannot imagine any modern revolver being restricted to BP. On the othe rhand I have seen a number of cap & ball revolvers styled to look like cartridge revolvers. Perhaps that is what we are dealing with here?
     
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