also some of the laws I found pertaining to the issue.
Title 11. Criminal Offense
Chapter 47. Weapons
11-47-1. Short title. This chapter may be
cited as "the Firearms Act".
11-47-2. Definition of terms. As used in this
(1) "Antique firearm" has the meaning given
it in 18 U.S.C. § 921.
also RI law
(3) "Firearm" includes any machine gun,
pistol, rifle, air rifle, air pistol, "blank gun," "BB
gun," so-called, or other instrument from which
steel or metal projectiles are propelled, or which
may readily be converted to expel a projectile,
except recurve, compound, or longbows and except
those instruments propelling those projectiles
which instruments are designed or normally
used for a primary purpose other than as a weapon.
The frame or receiver of those weapons
shall be construed as a firearm under the provisions
of this section.
(this sounds like no B/P)
Here is the Federal Law concerning the Antique which clearly notes Muzzleloaders
US CODE COLLECTION
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 § 921
(a) As used in this chapter—
(1) The term “person” and the term “whoever” include any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, or joint stock company.
(2) The term “interstate or foreign commerce” includes commerce between any place in a State and any place outside of that State, or within any possession of the United States (not including the Canal Zone) or the District of Columbia, but such term does not include commerce between places within the same State but through any place outside of that State. The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the possessions of the United States (not including the Canal Zone).
(3) The term “firearm” means
(A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
(B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon;
(C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
(D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique firearm.
(4) The term “destructive device” means—
(A) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas—
(iii) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces,
(iv) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce,
(v) mine, or
(vi) device similar to any of the devices described in the preceding clauses;
(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.
I cant make sense of this...I think you need a law degree to understand the technicalities and yet you'd probably still have issues.
Thanks to anyone who can help.