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Old 03-31-2019, 07:11 AM
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I remember when I was moving into my new home my insurance agent came over to check out the place. He spied my reloading equip. and was "curious" how much powder I had. When he saw that I only keep about 8lbs on hand at any given time he was not concerned.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:10 AM
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im not sure about the laws in Pa. about storing gunpowder but id check into it. you might find out that for large amounts of powder you might have to store it in a fireproof vault. when i lived in Arizona and worked in a gun store we had to store our extra powders in a fireproof vault in a back room. next time im in a gun shop ill ask about this.
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I remember when I was moving into my new home my insurance agent came over to check out the place. He spied my reloading equip. and was "curious" how much powder I had. When he saw that I only keep about 8lbs on hand at any given time he was not concerned.
I would, tell him he is welcome to walk around..........outside!
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:30 PM
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I just read the ATF regulation and if I am understanding it correctly???? under 50 pounds unless you have a license.
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I believe ATF regulates explosives, not smokeless powder.


"Smokeless powders designed for use in small arms ammunition are exempt from regulation under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40 and the regulations in 27 CFR Part 555."


https://www.atf.gov/explosives/qa/sm...osives-storage
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:04 PM
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I believe ATF regulates explosives, not smokeless powder.


"Smokeless powders designed for use in small arms ammunition are exempt from regulation under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40 and the regulations in 27 CFR Part 555."


https://www.atf.gov/explosives/qa/sm...osives-storage


sorry, that is for black powder not smokeless ( i'm stuck in the BP world)!
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sorry, that is for black powder not smokeless ( i'm stuck in the BP world)!

A store by me has a lot of muzzy items but can't sell black powder. Insurance company won't cover them....
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It would not surprise me that in the near future, more stores will drop BP, due to local regs.or insurance premiums. And rightly so given the plethora of shops blowing up every day !
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requirements for retail sales are that it must be stored in an official BP approved locking steel box on wheels or you can't sell it. I have never heard of shop blowing up because of BP and I have been around it and used it for many many years.
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Thanks for the information. I bought out an estate and ended up with over 100 lbs of various types of gun powder. Most of it is unopened but is old. Not sure of the condition of the powder which in itself is another issue.
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