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knucklehead0202
01-05-2013, 3:53 PM
what's the shipping policy on antique rifles from out of CA? got a line on a '91 argentine but does it have to be shipped to an FFL? it's pre-98 production but i'm sure california has a way to screw this up. does anyone have a link to some documentation either way? thanks.

Vlad 11
01-05-2013, 4:30 PM
As far as i know they can be shipped as if they were a lamp or a car part, non-firearm
non-ffl

GOEX FFF
01-05-2013, 4:40 PM
Made before 1899, you're gtg with out the transfer through an FFL. And yes, this goes for CA too.

pro-nra
01-05-2013, 6:29 PM
I believe knucklehead0202 is right and it has to be pre 1898. CA follows Federal classification for antique. However, not sure about the impending long rifle registration implementation starting 01/01-2014.

GOEX FFF
01-05-2013, 6:41 PM
I believe knucklehead0202 is right and it has to be pre 1898. CA follows Federal classification for antique. However, not sure about the impending long rifle registration implementation starting 01/01-2014.

It's pre-1899. An antique starts, or finishes rather, in 1898. There will also be no change to antique long guns come 2014.
Just like current post-1898 CA handgun reg on new sales or import, you can still and always have been able to transfer pre-1899 antique handguns with out an FFL or reg.

pro-nra
01-05-2013, 7:30 PM
Somehow 1898 stuck in my head. Thanks for clarification on that.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-05-2013, 8:33 PM
Somehow 1898 stuck in my head. Thanks for clarification on that.

1898 probably stuck in your head because the wording of the law is "in or before 1898".

v/dBrink
01-06-2013, 2:36 PM
Not all 1891 Argentine are pre-1899. They were made into 1901. The Colin Webster book has dates of manufacture. That's the only published documentation and is used by BATF.