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Looking to buy an "antique" black powder pistol. It still works properly. Do i need to got thru the permit process with my local PD. Looked on the NJSP website but didn't find a clear yes or no answer. Can anyone help. Thanks
 

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Both you and the seller can take a ride over the border into PA and make the deal privately if you want to be completely legal about it.

The NJ law only restricts the transfer of “antique firearms” inside the state the same as modern firearms, since federal law does not recognize them under the 1968 Gun Control Act their intrastate sale is not regulated so you can buy anything that qualifies out of the state and bring it back yourself...

US Code Title 18, Section 921(a)((16) The term “antique firearm” means—
(A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or
(B) any replica of any firearm described in subparagraph (A) if such replica—

(i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, or
(ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade; or
(C) any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol, which is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition. For purposes of this subparagraph, the term “antique firearm” shall not include any weapon which incorporates a firearm frame or receiver, any firearm which is converted into a muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon which can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any combination thereof."
 

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Both you and the seller can take a ride over the border into PA and make the deal privately if you want to be completely legal about it.
Not so

According to the BATF:

B2) From whom may an unlicensed person acquire a firearm under the GCA? [Back]

A person may only acquire a firearm within the person’s own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee's premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]
If you reside in New Jersey, any transfer outside of New Jersey is not legal unless it complies with NJ law.
 

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If the purchaser resides in NJ (private sale) then yes, a pistol permit is required if the transaction takes place in NJ.

MTH, you quote federal FIREARMS law, which does not apply in this case as a black powder pistol is not considered a firearm under federal law.
 

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MTH, you quote federal FIREARMS law, which does not apply in this case as a black powder pistol is not considered a firearm under federal law.
Ah yes, but the Federal law mandates that the state laws be complied with. If you have doubts, call the county prosecutor.
 

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Ah yes, but the Federal law mandates that the state laws be complied with. If you have doubts, call the county prosecutor.
MTH...Not argueing with you, just stating fact to help the guy out.

Federal law mandates that the state laws be compiled with, with regard to firearms. Keep in mind BP guns are not considered firearms by federal law. The key word is firearms.
 
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