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im kicking the idea around of selling my muzzleloader, dont see to many used muzzleloaders for sale. Do people usually sell used muzzleloaders?
 

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im kicking the idea around of selling my muzzleloader, dont see to many used muzzleloaders for sale. Do people usually sell used muzzleloaders?
Yes people sell used muzzleloaders, many of them. M-S doesn't allow posting of firearms or ammunition for sale, but you could use any of the many FB sites.
Condition always is the key factor.
 

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im kicking the idea around of selling my muzzleloader, dont see to many used muzzleloaders for sale. Do people usually sell used muzzleloaders?
Where are you looking for used muzzleloaders that you don't see? Just about all of the national stores like Cabelas, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain.....etc..... don't sell used muzzleloaders anymore. Due to all the traded-in closed breech guns popular until 20 years ago, they got burned by too many rusted bores. Now they won't even inspect inlines on trade-ins.

Untrained, lazy-cleaning muzzleloader users ruined that aspect of this sport, all by their stupid-selves. Go to a a ma&pa gun shop near you for a trade-in. A good one to try is Guns Galore. I just traded-in five muzzleloaders to them. Places like that might oblige, but you won't get a semi-fair trade-in price, without buying a new gun from them. Or sell it at online places like gunbroker.com

Guns Galore offered me little for my muzzleloaders, but I traded them-in anyways. Just got so fed up with caplocks over the past few years misfiring and hang-firing in wet weather situations and got rid of all but (1) caplock, which I put on my wall as a show-piece. I am now an inline user-only. Have two (Knight/TC) and will be seeking a 45-cal in 1:20 twist soon. Even switched from 777 to Pyro&Black...... then to Blackhorn209 powder.
 

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Put them on Gunbroke or MGO. If you don't want to deal with that take them to SSL auctions in Flint or Byron Center. Sellers fee is very reasonable.
 

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Its a Thompson Center Triumph Bone collectors edition in the black and gray finish with a Nikon 300 BDC. The gun shoots good im just looking for something different. I think i am going to try one of the FB pages so that i dont have to deal with listing costs.
 

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Its a Thompson Center Triumph Bone collectors edition in the black and gray finish with a Nikon 300 BDC. The gun shoots good im just looking for something different. I think i am going to try one of the FB pages so that i dont have to deal with listing costs.
Tell us what muzzleloader model interests you and there may be someone here willing to swap MLs with you.
 

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I'd start with MGO then Armsist. Corrosion free no doubt?

Check prices with a nation wide Armslist search. It's hard to give away an old side-lock.
 

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A muzzle loader isn't considered a firearm per ATF it is an antique.
I would highly recommend you look over the laws, some muzzleloaders require a 4473 form. Some examples: T/C Encore platform, Remington 700U, Ultimate Firearms Inc.
 

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I would highly recommend you look over the laws, some muzzleloaders require a 4473 form. Some examples: T/C Encore platform, Remington 700U, Ultimate Firearms Inc.

MUZZLE LOADING FIREARMS


We frequently receive questions concerning the sale

of modern in-line muzzle loading rifles. Several

years ago ATF determined that an in-line muzzle

loading rifle using #209 shotgun primers for

ignition was not an antique firearm and was subject

to all provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA).

However, the GCA was amended in 1998 and

many in-line muzzle loading rifles are now antique

firearms and are excluded from the provisions of

the GCA.

As defined in section 921(a)(16) of Title 18, U.S.C.

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.

Many modern in-line muzzleloaders including those

that use #209 shotgun primers for ignition now meet

the definition of “antique firearm” and are excluded

from the provisions of the GCA. However, there are

some muzzleloaders that are still firearms subject to

GCA controls. For example, firearms which can be

switched from muzzleloaders to breechloaders by

exchanging the barrel are still GCA firearms. In

addition, a modern firearm that is altered to function as

a muzzleloader is still a firearm.

The following are some examples of muzzleloaders

that are still GCA firearms:

Thompson Center G2 Contender 209-45

Thompson Center Encore 209-50

The H&R 1871 Huntsman

Rossi S50

Mauser 98 fitted with a muzzle loading barrel

Remington 870 fitted with a muzzle loading barrel

Mossberg 500 fitted with a muzzle loading barrel

Although antique firearms are not subject to GCA

controls, dealers should be aware that ammunition,

including shotgun primers, is still subject to GCA

controls. Persons who are otherwise prohibited from

possessing firearms may purchase and possess antique

firearms; however, such persons are still prohibited

from possessing and receiving ammunition, including

shotgun primers, as provided in sections 922(g) and (n)


of the GCA respectively. Such persons may possess

ammunition for antique firearms such as percussion

caps, minie balls, and 50 pounds or less of black

powder for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes.

Antique firearms are still subject to whatever State laws

and local ordinances may apply.
 
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