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Old 01-31-2012, 6:54 PM
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Default Colt 1860 C&B with shoulder stock?

Just picked up a like new 1860 .44 Army replica that is lugged for a shoulder stock. Isthis legal in CA (to attach a shoulder stock to a C&B revolver) and has anyone shot a C&B revolver with the shoulder stock and lived to tell the tale? I shot a Broomhandle with the shoulder stock and that was a lot of commotion going on very close to my face. I'm wondering what a C&B revolver would be like!

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Ca does not consider BP guns to be firearms UNTIL they are loaded. So, that's an interesting question. It would obviously be OK while unloaded. I'm not sure about loaded though. Thar said, if you get a shoulder stock, let me know. You're welcome to come play with it at my place sometime with or without the stock. I've got powder, caps and balls in case you don't.
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Originally Posted by CSACANNONEER View Post
Ca does not consider BP guns to be firearms UNTIL they are loaded.
This is a pretty misleading statement. California considers unloaded muzzle loaders to be firearms for most of the penal code. Carrying a concealed unloaded cap and ball revolver is exactly the same as carrying a concealed unloaded Glock in the eyes of the law. Unloaded muzzle loaders only become non-firearms in California for the purposes of selling, buying, transferring, waiting periods...etc.

However, muzzle loaders are exempt from California's SBS and SBR laws. So adding a shoulder stock to a cap and ball revolver is perfectly legal. Just be sure to treat it the same as you would any modern firearm with regard to the law, except when it comes to selling/transferring it.

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