Pre-1899 Guns
An antique firearm is, loosely speaking, a firearm designed and manufactured prior to the beginning of the 20th century. The Boer War is often used as a cut-off event, although the exact definition of what constitutes an "antique firearm" varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Antique guns are usually collected because of their historical interest.
Antique firearms can be divided into two types: muzzleloading and cartridge firing.
Muzzleloading antique firearms are not generally owned with the intent of firing them (although original muzzleloaders can be safely fired, after having them thoroughly inspected), but instead are being owned as display pieces or for their historic value. Cartridge-firing antique firearms are more commonly encountered as shooting pieces, but most antique cartridge guns made from the 1860s through the 1880s were made with relatively mild steel and were designed to use black powder. They were limited to low bullet velocities and had heavily arcing "rainbow" bullet trajectories. However, advances in steel metallurgy and the advent of mass-produced smokeless powder in the early 1890s gave cartridge rifles of this new era much higher velocities and much flatter trajectories than their predecessors. These advances, typified by cartridges such as 8mm Lebel ( 1886 ), 7x57 Mauser, .303 British, and 7.62x54R made many smokeless powder rifles manufactured in the 1890s quite capable of accurate shooting at long distances. In fact, many antique smokeless powder cartridge guns from the 1890s can still compete satisfactorily in target shooting events alongside modern guns.
This article concentrates on antique breech loading cartridge guns from 1865–1898 rather than earlier muzzleloaders. Prior to the late 18th century, there was little standardization with regards to muzzleloading firearms, which sometimes make establishing the provenance of early muzzle-loading pieces more difficult than with a later cartridge-firing arm.

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Guns For Sale : Pre-1899 at GunAuction.com
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Pre-1899 Firearms FAQ - Empire Arms
that I most commonly get on pre-1899 firearms. The second half of this FAQ posting lists serial number cut-offs for the 1899 threshold for many gun makers.
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Antique (Pre-1899) Pistols - Ctg. Misc. - Guns for Sale GunsAmerica
41 Listings ... For Sale Gun Auctions Gun Classifieds For Antique (Pre-1899) Pistols - Ctg. Misc . Refine Your Search For Antique (Pre-1899) Pistols - Ctg. Misc.
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Pre-1899 Antique Guns and The Black Letter Law - SurvivalBlog.com
Dec 10, 2010 ... I've been using your Pre-1899 FAQ web page to advise many auction sellers from whom I buy [Federally exempt] antique guns. You invited ...
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Antique Firearms - Gun Auction - Antique Firearms at GunBroker.com
Buy and sell antique firearms at GunBroker.com - the world's ...
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Antique gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. The production of many cartridge firearms, such as the famous Winchester Model 1894 lever action ...
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Finding a pre-1899 gun among junk | The Firearm Blog
May 18, 2012 ... The Model 1889 was not produced for very long, just one decade I believe, so it it quite likely to be a pre-1899 firearm and therefore legally ...
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pre 1899 guns are not legaly firearms! loophole - Assaultweb.net ...
pre 1899 guns are not legaly firearms! loophole Mosins and Mausers.
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Collectible Antique Handguns Catalog
If you do not have a C&R FFL, then we can only ship guns made after 1898 to a FFL ... Antique Longarms (pre 1899) ... Collectible Antique Handguns (pre-1899).
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What is the law Re: pre 1899? - The Firearms Forum - Gun Community
Does anyone know the law as regards Pre-1899 Guns? ... I'm told that Pre-1899 Guns are not firearms under the federal firearms control laws, ...
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Officers' Training Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thereafter, the Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers (CURV) was raised formally in 1860. During British involvement in the Second Boer War in 1899 there ...
Speculators see rise in gun prices if Obama wins - 13 ... - WTHR.com
"What I consider collectible guns, you know, pre-1899 and earlier, even that market, we've seen an uptick in lately," said Matt Dinger, Lost Dutchman Rare Coins.
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California State University-Northridge; California State University-Northridge ... I was recently asked to be a guest lecturer on period firearms (pre-1899) for a ...
Massachusetts Law About Guns and Other Weapons
4 days ago ... Subsection (j) prohibits carrying a weapon on the grounds of a school or university. MGL c.276, s.58A(1) "The commonwealth may move, based ...
Pre-1899 Firearms FAQ - Empire Arms
In response to numerous requests, here are the answers to the questions that I most commonly get on pre-1899 firearms. The second half of this FAQ posting ...
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Shooters : Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures: Myths ...
Shooters : Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures: Myths ...
Institute of Criminology University of Sydney Law School Abigail A. Kohn Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2004
For some, the competition is fierce. There are categories for judging the match, such as traditional (guns are pre-1899, with fixed sights and standard gunpowder loads for ammunition), modern (guns are pre-1899 but have adjustable sites), ...
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond, 2005
With a new chapter. The phenomenal bestseller; over 1.5 million copies sold; is now a major PBS special.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a ne...
The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2010: Rifles, ...
The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2010: Rifles, ...
Dan Shideler, 2010
Rifles, Pistols & Shotguns Dan Shideler ... ARMY REVOLVER 1899-1940 Standard Production Pre-war Models The 1899 cutoff has been thoroughly discussed, but it is ... The serial number range on the pre-war SAAs is 175001- 357859.
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Stephen King and Christian Rummel, 2013
In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the...
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Gerhard Falk, 2013
Accordingly, antique guns which are collector's items are quite expensive. A Remington handgun dating back to 1890 sells for $7,500, while the majority of Remington pre-1899 handguns cost about $1,500. Other more modern handguns cost ...
The Gun Guide for People Who Know Nothing About Firearms
The Gun Guide for People Who Know Nothing About Firearms
Steven Gregersen, 2012
The problem with talking about firearms is that people tend to be either gun nuts or they’re totally ignorant and/or scared to death of firearms. If you're a novice and try to find answers online you're soon flooded with divergent opinions, conflicting advice, and sometimes ridicule for asking such “stupid” questions. Finding answers in p...
Standard Catalog of Military Firearms: The Collector's Price and ...
Standard Catalog of Military Firearms: The Collector's Price and ...
Philip Peterson, 2011
Still, some pre-1899 antique firearms along with parts, magazines and accessories from newer weapons were permitted. Some small firearms were simply brought home hidden in luggage or equipment. The first Soviet Makarov pistol I ever ...
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway, 2006
The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes...
Guns of the New West: A Close Up Look at Modern Replica Firearms
Guns of the New West: A Close Up Look at Modern Replica Firearms
David Chicoine, 2005
A Close Up Look at Modern Replica Firearms David Chicoine. The Single Action Shooting Society ... lever-action rifles, and side-by-side double-barreled, pre-1899 pump, or lever-action shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a ...
2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide
2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide
Jerry Lee, 2012
More guns! More values! More of what you need--in the fully updated Standard Catalog of Firearms, 23rd Edition! There's a reason Standard Catalog of Firearms has long been the industry standard reference on firearms valuation and pricing. Year in and year out, it always has more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector needs--more photos,...
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Pre-1899 Guns
Phorum :: Pre-1899 Firearms Parts :: State Militia SAAs
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antique (pre-1899) rifles - perc. misc.
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Finding a pre-1899 gun among junk | The Firearm Blog
A reader from New Jersey emailed me this cool story … I’ve been a follower of your blog for about three years now and I really enjoy it! I have a part time job working as a junker, basically people pay me and another guy to remove junk from their houses. The other day a friend and I were clearing out a room in a lady’s house and came upon a rifle.
www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2012/05/18/finding-a-pre-1899-gun-among-junk/
What is the law Re: pre 1899? - The Firearms Forum - Gun Community
What is the law Re: pre 1899? Curio & Relics Forum
www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=82591
Comments about two letters re: gold and guns | Notes From The Bunker
Posted on March 11, 2012 by Commander Zero.
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Q:Best pre 1899 battle rifle?
Some sort of K98k precursor? Or a K98? Actually.. scratch that. Which smokeless powder rifle from that period is a) common, that is, buying one is not extremely expensive b) good ergonomics c) reasonably powerful (as in, at least 3000 J muzzle energy) d) preferably a large magazine e) ammo for it has been produced in this millenium.. I'm leaning towards an old Mosin rifle. I have a Mosin in Europe and like it. The thing gives me the feeling I could club someone to death with it and
www.gunrightsmedia.com/showthread.php?424735-Q-Best-pre-1899-battle-rifle
Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest: Pre 33 US Gold Coins and Pre 1899 Guns
Commander Zero wrote a great post on Pre 33 US Gold Coins and Pre 1899 Guns. My thoughts are as follows: A guy recommending pre 33 gold coins who conveniently happens to sell pre 33 gold coins viously has a obvested interest.
tslrf.blogspot.com/2012/03/pre-33-us-gold-coins-and-pre-1899-guns.html
Pre-1899 Antique Guns and The Black Letter Law - SurvivalBlog.com
www.survivalblog.com/2010/12/letter_re_pre-1899_antique_gun.html
Pre-1899 gun questions... - Calguns.net
Pre-1899 gun questions... Centerfire Rifles
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Free North Carolina: The Pre-1899 Antique Guns FAQ
Re-postIn response to numerous requests, here are the answers to the questions that I most commonly get on pre-1899 firearms. The second half of this FAQ posting lists serial number cut-offs for the 1899 threshold for many gun makers.
freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2012/04/pre-1899-antique-guns-faq.html
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