I wonder if they even had any ammo for the gun.
I wonder if they were able to acquire this weapon by way of the so-called 'Gun Show Loophole', or they just stole it like most crooks?An 8 mm revolver manufactured in 1892 was one of two weapons used to hold up a Lilburn Wendyâ€™s Wednesday night, police said.
Actually, no it's not.mountainpass said:That firearm is C&R Eligible.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antique_gunsUnder the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, any cartridge firearm made in or before 1898 ("pre-1899") is classified as an "antique", and is generally outside of Federal jurisdiction, as administered and enforced by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). The only exceptions to the Federal exemption are antique machineguns (such as the Maxim gun and Colt Model 1895 "Potato Digger") and antique cartridge rifles or shotguns firing shotgun shells that are classified as "short barreled" per the U.S. Gun Control Act of 1968, namely cartridge rifles with a barrel less than 16 inches long, or shotguns firing shotgun shells with a barrel less than 18 inches long, or either cartridge rifles or shotgun-shell firing shotguns with an overall length of less than 26 inches.
LinkInterestingly enough, the Modele d'Ordnance 1892 Lebel revolver, which was the star of this thread, can fall into either category: Antique OR C&R; Dates of manufacture were stamped on the barrels and there were plenty that were made before 1899, making them bona fide antiques under ATF regs. The rest, obviously, are C&R's.
LinkOne of the weapons was an antique 8 mm revolver that dates to 1892. Hedley said the weapon was manufactured in France but does not appear to be stolen, based on its serial number. How the suspects came to possess it is under investigation, he said.
dunkel said:Yeah, I'm curious as to whether this guy actually had any ammo. Or, if he did, what modern round did he manage to get into the cylinder?
http://tucker.11alive.com/content/wendy ... y-suspectsPolice found in the car two guns, including an antique, French, 8mm 6-shot revolver called a "Mre. D'Armes St. Etienne." Police said it was manufactured in 1892, there were no rounds in the cylinder, and they were not immediately sure if it would even fire.